I understand that your court case was reduced to a wet reckless. But, did you have an administrative hearing at DMV to contest a suspension ? If not, and is sounds as though you either did not have a hearing or lost your DMV hearing, the DMV suspended you for a four month period. If this is true, in order to request a restricted license after 30 days of your suspension, you will need to be enrolled in a level 1 (30 hour class) and have an SR 22 filed on your behalf. The 12 hour class is not enough to apply for the restriction.See question
In order to assure that all of the issues that arise from this arrest are addressed, contact an attorney immediately. Your boyfriend should have received a pink "Administrative Per Se" form which outlines the DMV portion of the arrest. He must contact the DMV and request a hearing within 10 days of receiveing this notice. An attorney can best advise what kind of hearing should be requested and which office the request for hearing should be sent to. Michael Kennedy, an attorney in Palm Springs, or Don Bartell, in Riverside are both good choices. Do not hesitate to contact someone to help you.See question
When you were arrested for the DUI, were you given an temporary license. If so, did you contact DMV within 10 days and request a hearing. These questions are critical to whether or not your license can be reinstated without a request for a "critical need" restriction.
If you did not request a hearing, there is most likely a suspension in effect on your license that was imposed, not by the court, but by the DMV regardless of court action. If this is the case, you will need to request the restriction described by Aaron Hicks - critical need restriction.
Contact an attorney in Kansas who specializes in DUI and licensing issues. They can often appear without you to resolve the hold on your license. California has a procedure that allows a release of a hold if you can prove that do not live there. Kansas may have something similar.See question
There is no requirement for a written test after a suspension for DUI. As long as there are no other suspensions affecting your license, your SR 22 and proof of completion are properly filed with the DMV, and you pay the reissue fee, your license should be reinstated.See question
I would contact the attorney who handled the case. If residential treatment was the negotiated disposition, it may be dificult to modify it to out patient. There are some programs that will accept a resident if the family can assist financially for a short period of time. You may want to consider this option. Unfortunately, the waiting list time is not unusual.See question
Technically, California does not have jurisdiction over your Massachusetts driver's license. However, it does have authority to allow people to drive, or not, in California. Whether or not you have a California license, you still had a right to have a hearing at the DMV to determine whether or not your can continue to drive in this state. When you did not request a hearing withing 10 days, you permission to operate a motor vehicle in California will be suspended. Althought I cannot tell from your post if this is your first offense, the following information is based on that assumption.
You can apply for a California license and then be eligible for a restriction. In order to be eligible for a restriction, you must suffer a 30 days suspension and then apply for a restriction at the DMV. Prior to allowing the restriction DMV will need to have proof of enrollment in Level One DUI school and an SR 22 filed by an insurance company.
An attorney in your area who specializes in DUI and DMV matters can certainly assist you.See question
There are certain situations where the police can arrest you at a later time for driving under the influence. However, there are very specific issues that must be proved to allow the arrest to stand in court. Along with others , if the police received a call about a collision, what kind of information was supplied to identify you as the driver. Is there a dispatch log?
If your driver's license was takne by the police, you must contest any suspension of your driving privilege by contacting the DMV within ten days of your arrest.
The best advice that I can give you is to immediately contact an attorney in your area who specializes in DUI. There are highly qualifed attorneys at www.california-dui-lawyers.org
who will be able to immediately assist you.
If you were represented by an attorney in court, I would consult with them regarding your next step. Certainly a writ can be filed to force the DMV's hand into resoliving this issue. There are also other things that can be done, through the court, to reverse the DMV decision. If you were not represented, I would suggest contacting a DUI specialist member in your area. California DUI Lawyers Association has a number of local, well qualifed members to assist you.See question
When you were convicted, you were required to comply with the terms and conditions imposed by the court. When you missed payments, the court was notified and, a bench warrant was issued for your arrest.
You should contact an attorney to assist you in having the case added to calendar. Depending on the jurisdiction, the court, at that time, can recall the bench warrant with your appearance. If you have the funds available to pay the balance of the fine on that day, it will certainly assist your situation.