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My daughter just relocated to Maine from VA. She was convicted

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My daughter just relocated to Maine from VA. She was convicted of a DUI in VA and lost her license for a year. How does that affect her ability to get a license in Maine
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Is her ability to get a license in VA still suspended, or, has it been a year and has the suspension been lifted?

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

She was convicted on 8/21/13 so in VA she has a year suspension

Thank you.

On this website, I do not always get to give good news, and I am afraid that this is one of these times.

The Driver License Compact has most US states as signatories, including VA and Maine. The compact's motto is "One Driver, One License, One Record." If a license is suspended in one state, it would not be allowed to be received in any other state signatory to the compact until the original suspension is lifted.

As such, I am sorry to say that Maine is likely to deny her the driver license until VA lifts its suspension. I am sorry.

Now with the help of an attorney, she may be able to get a limited license for work, for example, depending on nuanced factors. But she would need an attorney to file for her, and there is no guarantee.

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