Followup to question you answered July 3, 2010. Valid Texas Driver's License moving to California. The twist is under 18 years old and going to school in CA temporarily from Aug 2011 thru May 2012. Dad in CA, Mom in TX. We understood temporary - keep Texas DL, registration and insurance. Police Officer that pulled her over says must get new license, registration and insurance and issued tickets.
State/Country relating to Question: California
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CA law states if you are residing in the state unless you are a full time college student going to school there on a temporary basis or military has to have a CA license. This includes minors who are there for 30 days or more according to DMV. CA is one of the minority of states that strictly enforces this law and the best you can do is hope for a sympathetic prosecutor who will allow you to present those mitigating factors to them and will agree to dismiss. However, by the letter of the law, it is a violation.
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Thank-you for the response. She is a full-time High School Student attending school in California for 1 school year only and returning to Texas in May. Your response mentioned College - would the same be true for High School? Any difference since she is under 18?
It says college students, not high school students, since you have to be a resident of CA to attend high school there and as she is under 18 she is a resident with her parent.
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