My DUI case got reduced to a Wet & Reckless but the DMV suspended my license anyway because I was over 0.08%. When I get a restricted license will my motorcycle permit still be valid? I don't have the motorcycle license, just a motorcycle permit.
Yes, so long as there is no IID requirement.
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When your driver's license is suspended, all driving privileges are suspended including your motorcycle permit. Otherwise, every convicted drunk driver would be riding a motorcycle and that could really have horrific results. You should speak to the attorney who negotiated that "wet reckless" for you. I've been to SLO and it's a nice place for riding a bicycle.
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You need to call the DMV for this information. I do not know if a permit, which is attached to your class c will be valid once the class C is restricted. I would think that it would be... but I am not sure. Call 805-988-3050
You should discuss this with your lawyer, they should be able to provide accurate counsel based on your driving record.
I think Jay Bird missed your main question so I commented. He will likely respond. I don't know the answer for CA, but I get the question. In Ohio, where I practice, a license suspension kill learners permits.
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Unfortunately this is not something that comes up often enough for an attorney to know the answer. I think you are asking whether or not you will still have a permit to drive motorcycles (which is like a learner's permit for a motorcycle -- it has restrictions on where and when you can drive your motorcycle) when you get your driver's license reinstated. I don't know the answer, but I am sure you will find out when you reapply for your driver's license. You could also try calling the California Department of Motor Vehicles Mandatory Actions Unit at (916) 657-6525 but they are notoriously difficult to reach by phone. Best of luck to you.
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