I received a DUI Feb 2019 (first one). Completed all steps and currently have a Breathalyzer for a year in my car and a restricted WA license. I moved to CA with my family for my husband's work. California will not give me a license because WA has a hold on mine til May of this year. Neither state will help me, and WA will not transfer the agreement to CA. So I am unable to drive for 4+ months, while I still pay $120 a month plus and recalibration fees on my Breathalyzer, plus insurance, (which I can't drive for 4+ months) until July. Does anyone know of any step I can take to be able to drive for work, kids to school, etc?
Unfortunately, you will prbably have to sit out the balance of your suspension/restriction time, get an unrestricted license in WA, before getting a license in CA.
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You have to get a restricted in WA and then apply for a license in CA
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You say you have a restricted license from Washington State it allows you to drive to and from and within the course of employment I believe that is valid until the restrictions no longer apply and you can take the device off your car and then you can apply for a California license
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