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My middle name was spelled wrong from my DWI arrest in 2005, is there anyway to have that taken off my record and recoup my fine

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Today I went to renew my drivers license and they said it was suspended because of a dilenqunt payment from a DWI from around 2005. This is not true because after I paid all my dues I got my license in 2009 with no suspension on it. Today when I look at papers from Texas DPS I noticed my middle name was spelled Gen instead of Gene. Please let me know if I have any recourse here. I would like to get this off my record and have my fines and fees returned.

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  1. If your middle name ws spelled wrongly, that would not alow you to challenge your prior conviction with success.

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  2. Did they make you pay twice? Can you prove that you paid them twice? If not, then I wouldn't expect any refund to be forthcoming to you. Good Luck

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  3. If the DPS has you confused with someone else about your criminal history and you paid fines that you didn't need to pay then you can request a refund. If DPS made a mistake unrelated to spelling your name wrong then you may be entitled to a refund. If they only misspelled your name and you owed them money, then you can't get a refund.
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  4. The misspelling is irrelevant. If you paid your surcharges in full back then, you should be able to recreate the proof through bank records and clear it up withDPS. I know it's a pain, but it's worth it.

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