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Restricted License for 2nd and 3rd Offenders - Update 03/02/2011

The CA DMV is wrong. It has taken the position that the new law effective 7/1/2010 allowing a restricted license for 2nd and 3rd offenders that install the IID does not apply to offenses that occured prior to 7/1/2010. I have won this issue in Orange County in the Suprior Court. The DMV has not changed its position, because the cases are only trial level cases. Once one of the cases is published by a Court of Appeal, then the DMV will be required to change its practice. Of course, by then, most drivers will already have thier license back. If you are a 2nd or 3rd DUI offender and want a restricted license, you have to force the DMV to comply with the new law. An experienced DUI attorney should be able to help you, or refer you to an attorney that handles DMV Writs.

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