I got my 3rd DUI in Colorado 6 years ago. I have not had a car since then. I live in New York now and am not sure what I need to do in order to reinstate. I have heard if you can prove that you didn't have a car that you could " start" by filling out some sort of paperwork.
Are you talking about getting a license?
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It depends on what you driver's license was from at your last conviction and what your sentence imposed.
If you never had a NY driver's license, you should apply for one with the DMV.
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The state has discretion whether to allow you driving privileges. Thre new policies of NYS for regaining driving privileges after three prior DWIs is extremely difficult if not impossible.
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I suggest you visit your local Department of motor vehicle.
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You absolutely need to clear the Colorado suspension BEFORE you apply to NY for a license. Contact the CO DMV to find out what you need to do to get your license back. Their number is (303) 937-9507. I believe the suspension time there has run, but there will undoubtedly be an alcohol school and possibly other requirements. ONLY after you have cleared CO should you apply in NY. When you apply in NY they will ask if you are under suspension iin any state. If you say yes they will not issue a license. If you say no they will check the National Driver Registry, find the CO suspension, and you will probably face criminal fraud charges.
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Ask the Colorado DMV first. If they are OK with you getting a license, ask the NY DMV. I do not expect NY will give you a license until you are cleared by CO.
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