I received a DWI on August 4, 2011 in Fargo, ND. I live in MN and have a MN driver's license. I was originally told that I could get a work permit on October 24, but when I went there today to inquire about that, I was told to call the MN DVS. I did that and the gentleman I spoke to told me I could not get a work permit or my license back for six months. However, he told me that if I lived in ND and had a ND driver's license that I could get a work permit. My BAC was .19. How do I go about obtaining a permit so that I may drive to and from work?
You should contact a ND attorney. This issue has more than likely come up before. They should have the experience to help you.
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In Minnesota when your driving privileges are revoked for an alcohol related offense, when you are eligible to drive again depends on several factors including your blood alcohol content. Because you were more than .16 you MN driving privileges are revoked for 1 year unless you install the ignition interlock device in your car. If you install the device you can have immediate privileges restored. I do not know the rules in ND regarding your privileges there, but Mn will require the interlock system. Please feel free to call me if you would like further information.
This answer is not legal advice and does not create an attorney/client relationship. You need to speak to a lawyer to discuss your specific legal situation and to receive legal advice.
The DWI effects your Minnesota license so contact the Minnesota department of public safety. You should also contact an attorney who is licensed in both states to make sure all of your rights/obligations/privileges are protected.
This response does not constitute legal representation and you are encouraged to contact an attorney for more thorough protection and representation.
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