I pleaded no contest to a Wet and Reckless charge (first offence) back in May of 2015. I have completed my suspension period and all fines and court dates have been completed. I have not driven or gotten an ID or License since then. Do i still need to have an SR22 on file for 3 years before i can get a license back or since it has been 3 years can i get my license without the SR22?
A "wet" reckless conviction won't create the need for an SR-22 BUT, a loss at the DMV Administrative Per Se (APS) hearing will. The "wet" reckless will save you from being required to attend and complete the first offender DUI program but, by itself, will not prevent the SR22 or the reinstatement fees (you have already done whatever suspension would have been required) if you also suffered an APS suspension. Consult your attorney, I suspect you will need to file an SR22 and maintain SR22 insurance for the next 3 years.
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The DMV will very quickly tell you whether you need to have SR22 insurance in place before it will reissue your license. My hunch is that you will.
A Wet doesn't require you file an SR 22 however, if you failed to win your DMV hearing you will need an SR 22
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