I was convicted awhile back of a DUI in CA. I never had a CA drivers lic. just my valid lic. in another state. I am moving back to my home state and curious what I am going to have to do to take car of this. I was never given a CA drivers lic. number so how would my home state know and if they did what would they do about it? What would I have to do in CA before I moved home.
California will report the conviction of the DUI to your home state's DMV under the interstate compact. You should talk to a lawyer in your home state. S/he can tell you what requirements/hoops your home state may have you jump through to get your license renewed or reinstated.
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The CA conviction will likely cause problems in obtaining a valid license in the new state. You may need to contact CA DMV and request a "1650 waiver."
did you complete everything required of you for the conviction of the DUI in California. That includes payment to the fines, the alcohol program and any other terms of probation. You want to make sure that there was no continued suspension on California. The California DMV did give you a license number its an x number they report to the national driver regular straight with conviction what your home state does with that is different in each state some stage will suspend some states will require and alcohol program in that state or nothing. You should check with a local attorney
If you completed whatever DMV program you were required to complete as per the terms of probation you should be fine. If you failed to complete the program then the CA DMV has put a hold on your license in your home state and you will need to complete it to get the hold removed. If you cannot complete it before you leave and are not coming back to CA for the next 3 years you can surrender your right to drive in CA for 3 years and that will release the hold. Contact the Sacramento DMV and see what the status of your driving privileges are in CA.
How many times do you intend to ask this question? Has CA suspended your driving privileges? If so, you will need to get them reinstated or file a 1650 waiver with the CA DMV from your home state.
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You asked what you're going to have to do to take care of this. If you have not done so already, you must complete the alcohol program that you're required to take and fulfill any and all other probation obligations. Even if you do not have a valid California drivers license, it is your driving privilege in this state that will suffer if you have not gone through the protocol required to have your privilege reinstated. At minimum, this includes the alcohol program and payment of the reinstatement fee of $125 and the filing of SR-22. You want to consult a DUI defense attorney to evaluate your situation. (No legal advice offered herein; no attorney-client relationship created herein).
If you never had a CA license, CA DMV makes up one for you in order to keep track of your local driving history. It is called an 'X' number. From that, your home state if it is one of the 48 states that belongs to a reciprocal agreement compact, can do to your out of state license whatever it's particular policy is. As part of your sentencing in CA, you were ordered amongst other things to complete a CA based alcohol program. That along with an SR22 should have allowed you to reinstate your driving privilege within CA. That may be all it takes to keep your out of state license valid. However, since your own home state has its own rules, you would have to call your own home state DMV in order to check on the license status and if suspended, ask them what they require to reinstate it. An attorney in CA can check for you what you need to do to make nice with CA as well. In any event, I would certainly re-establish driving rights in CA before you leave as you probably have done what it takes to do so already by complying with the terms of your court probation. You may just have to get an SR22 and pay a reinstatement fee.
If you've complied with everything in the CA courts(fines, costs, probation, classes, counseling) and your license is valid in your home state it depends if your home state has reciprocity with CA - some do some don't. The license sanctions may be more, less or the same severity. Check with a DUI attorney in your home state for the proper answer.
Nothing in my answer is legal advice. Any answer given is for informational or educational purposes only. It creates no attorney-client relationship or privilege. You should always consult a qualified attorney for proper representation.
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