I'm currently on court supervision for a DUI that was dropped to a reckless. I paid my reinstatement fee for the license. Do I have to pick up the actual license at the court house or can I go to the DMV and get a new one? The letters I've received don't really explain much to it.
Any lawyer is going to need to look at your driving abstract in order to determine what is going on and how to proceed. These abstracts cost $12 and you can walk into any Secretary of State Office to get one.
The Abstract will list everything that has ever happened concerning your license. This is very important for your lawyer.
Typically, you pay the fee at the SOS office and then take the paperwork (receipt) to the courthouse. In all courthouses I know of, this is how it works. Call and speak to an attorney for a more specific answer tailored to your question.
I think you are confused about the difference between your actual driving privileges and the possession of the license document. If you owe fines and fees on your reckless, the clerk is not sending your license back (it's part of your bond) until you have paid in full. That does not mean your privileges have not been restored. If your abstract shows your reinstated from your SSS you can drive on your ticket and the last order of the court (Do not do this until you have reviewed your abstract and KNOW that you are clear). One does not always have to have possession of the "hard card" to be a licensed driver.
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