I have a revoked driving license for 5 years in the state of pa and was wondering if I could appeal this after 3 yrs with the stipulation that I would have an interlock ignition on my car for as many years as they see fit...have you dealt with any cases like this before?
Nothing so far.
I hope this message finds you well, present circumstances excluded. In virtually all of the states, a revocation of a driver license cannot be reduced from the initial period of the revocation. Moreover, you will have to have the interlock installed even at the five year period.
As you probably already know, you cannot get a license in another state while suspended in a state holding your license either due to the driver license compact.
With all of that being said, here is what I suggest you do in order to exhaust all remedies. You should write a letter to the legal office of the Pennsylvania Department of Public Safety which includes your identifying information (Name, DOB, DL#) and requests any information that may be available in order to expedite the end period of your suspension/revocation. Ask that they respond within 10 business days from the date of the letter and give them your address.
You may want to make the request under the Public Records Act. They are required to respond to Public Records Request. Ask that they provide statutory proof of their position.
You will also want to give them your email and phone information so they can contact you with any questions.
I hope this helps and best wishes.
In House Counsel for Law Enforcement Agency
I was wondering what information I should give when writing this letter and if you know of any cases where they expediated the process to get a license back sooner?
There is not any case law that I am aware of that would help your case in PA. When you write the letter, it should contain your name, social security number, driver license number if different than SS#, your address and email/phone number.
Remember too that you catch more flied with honey than vinegar. In other words, be overly polite and they will be more willing to help you if they can by law.
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