Same thing happens in IL. Reason is, you get points for answering a question and for agreeing with an answer even if you response is wrong, or a non sequitur. People are gaming the points, I guess to raise their profile.
I would suggest that you contact a lawyer directly for a consultation.
Dean P. Murray
The Murray Law Firm
560 Sylvan Avenue
Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632
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Please be advised my answers to questions does not constitute legal advise and you should not rely on it, due to the fact that we have never met, I have not been aprised of the facts in you case nor have I reviewed any documents.
Respectfully, I do not think the sugestions that you contact IDRC/ MVC was incorrect advice. As you have noted in your question, doing nothing will eventually result your being unable to restore or you will be suspended again for non-compliance. So, the first thing to do is to notify the agency that you had a problem (and prevent a suspension if it has proceeeded that far) and that you would like to rectify it. If MVC does not yet have a problem, then they can direct you to the process in the chain that you are at and who specifically to contact. The important part of the advice is that you make immediate contact with the agency and follow their directions.
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