I was put on diversion in May of 2016 after my first DUI. They suspended my license for a year. However, before I could get my license back my husband got stationed in South Korea and I moved here with him. I haven't been in any trouble or drove a car in that time frame. Now I'm just wondering when I get back to Kansas (the state the DUI occured) what I will have to do to get my license back?
You need to contact the Kansas Department of Revenue to see if they will require anything from you to issue, or allow another state to issue you (if you do not live in Kansas) a new license. You may have completed all the requirements, you may not. They will know.
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If the suspension was for an alcohol-related event, then you should expect, as a license reinstatement requirement, that you: (1) have to show full compliance with any ignition interlock installation requirement; (2) pay a license reinstatement fee; (3) obtain any restricted license required during the interlock installation required term; and (4) retake the driver examination - once all reinstatement requirements have been satisfied. The requirement for interlock installation will not erode, and is not dependent upon ownership of a vehicle, or location of the suspended party. There will, also, be an insurance SR-22 requirement in most instances.
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