I applied for a driver's license back in 2016 and was told that I was going to receive it in the mail in one week. I waited one month and still did not receive my drivers license, so I headed back to the DMV and I was told that I had to present my green card to show my legal status. Once again, I gave them my green card so they can scan the document and send it to the DMV in Sacramento. I was then told to give it 3 months to a year for my drivers license to appear in the mail. I was given temporary license extensions during the entire year. Then, I still did not receive my drivers license so I ended back in the DMV office to see what was going on. I was told that there was now a hold on my license for a citation that was not paid. I then requested to see a judge to take that hold off my license. I paid the full dismissal fee and was told by the judge to give it 48 hours for them to electronically send a notice to the DMV so I may issue my license and receive it in the mail in one week, so I head back to the DMV and I am told to pay a reissue fee of 55 so I may finally obtain my license. I ended up paying the fee and then I was told that I would have to retake the test again.
No, you can't sue DMV for "wasting your time," especially when the suspension was due to your failure to take care of citations.
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No, you cannot sue the DMV. The problem was your ticket that was unpaid. Move on with your life.
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