I was arrested & charged with a DUI in 2007. I was sentenced to 1yr suspend license, a hefty i, and no probation. After wat I believe was my sentence, my lawyer requested that I at least be allowed a restricted license. The judge complied & allowed me on completion of the asap program. I lost my job shortly after and have still never took asap.. although the conditions of a "restricted license" was I complete asap 1st does that apply to a regular license & do I still have to take asap the able to get my license back even tho its well past the courts 1yr suspension?
If you go to DMV, you need to ask for a compliance summary. This will tell you what you need to do to be eligible for your license. I think it is safe to say that I would expect that completing ASAP will be on the list. Technically speaking, the Court always says it is suspending your license, but in reality it is revoking your license. The difference is that if your license was suspended, you would have your privilege to drive once that suspension was over. With revocation, you are ELIGIBLE for reinstatement after one year, provided you have done all that you need to do, including completing ASAP and paying the reinstatement fee.
You will have to successfully complete ASAP to obtain your license. However, there are differing "schools of thought" on the topic. in the Hampton Roads area, some courts would say that your 1 year suspension has passed, and you are eligible for full restoration if you are enrolled in and complete ASAP, some courts would grant you a restricted while you complete ASAP and then a full License upon your completion of ASAP, and others would require you to enroll in and complete ASAP and give you a restricted for one year. You should consult with a local and experienced DUI attorney in your area.
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