I got a dui a year which I refused to blow and license was taking away for a year I can get back in June. I currently have a limited driving privledge to and from work. I am moving to new Orleans area for work from Kansas city mo. I have done all my stuff satop fines and fees I and good just waiting till June so I can get a valid lincense hut will I have a problem getting one in nola since there laws are different it looks like if u refuse there they revoke for 2 years and here its only one
That is an interesting question. My gut answer to this is that as long as your MO license is valid and no longer suspended, then LA should not hold the DUI in MO against you when it comes to getting a drivers license in LA. The only time I have heard of people having issues getting a license in a new state (based on similar circumstances as yours) is if the license in their current home state is still suspended. Your DUI was in MO, so although LA would likely receive your DMV record (assuming that both states are part of the Compact that shares DMV records), they should not take further action against a drivers license if you have satisfied all the requirements based on your DUI conviction in MO as it pertains to having a valid drivers license. You may want to verify with some DUI attorneys in Louisiana, or perhaps contact the DMV in LA to get clarification of this issue.
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As a preface to my answer, I am licensed in Missouri, not New Orleans. Only a LA attorney could say with any certaintly what LA would do. That said, I agree that if you are valid in MO, you should have no problems obtaining a LA license. In MO, if you are eligible for reinstatement in the state where you received the DWI, you are eligible for reinstatement here. Assuming the same is true in LA, you should be fine.
Your DWI will likely follow you to LA since both MO and LA are signatories to the Interstate Driver's License Compact. The Interstate Driver's License Compact is an agreement between the 45 participating states to share information regarding certain types of cases, including Drunk Driving (DUI and DWI) cases. The theory and policy behind the Interstate Driver's License Compact is that you have but one driving record. This is to say that if you apply for a LA license, your MO administrative alcohol revocation for DWI will likely appear in the records of the LA DMV. In any event, you will have to fulfill all the reinstatement requirements in MO in order to have the administrative alcohol revocation for refusing to submit to the alcohol breath test resoloved once the year revocation is served. It is unlikely that you will be subjected to the 2 year revocation period under LA law since the DWI was not a Louisiana DWI, but rather, a Missouri DWI. Good luck, and feel free to contact us with any other questions at http://www.heinlegal.com
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