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HelloThank you for your patience. I apologize for the delay. I was helping others while awaiting your response.Yes, you go back to DMV and you tell them that you need to amend your application. Because you did have a legal name change. I suggest that if your former license was in the same name, it may come up.
If it does, then the process to get your license changes to a Reinstatement. The means there is a higher fee $60 and also you will need to show you have completed an online driving safety course as well show that you have insurance.
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HelloIf you know who the person is who told you that there was no record of the license and it would have been in the name you provided, then I suggest you can let this go and see how it plays out. If they then say you had a license, etc you can say you asked whomever (NAME) and they said no there was no record and you did not intent to deceive anyone. The only problem I see with you not saying you had a license is an increase in the fee paid to reinstate as opposed to getting a first license. If you want to be certain there is no record then you can use this link and pay the fee to run the check yourself
If you find that there is a record of a suspension, then I suggest you consider making that amendment
HelloIf you know that you did have a license, then yes. But you know sometimes records get lost. So you're at odds either way. If you said yes, and they could not locate it - then what? It's 6 of one half dozen of the other.
Either way, you can say you were told there was none on record.
HelloI say you contact Emily and have her check again under any and all names that you might have used. If Emily still comes up empty handed, then it appears to be no record. But you should have her run all names.
I cannot make the decision for you. I can only provide information. And if you do not accurately answer the questions, you could be precluded from getting your license. I suggest there could be a penalty because you are attesting under the penalties of perjury. But there needs to be intent to deceive. And if DMV says there are no records, that is your defense.
HelloI suggest if there is a license in any name that it is perjury to not say so. Call the DMV and tell them you think you made an error on your application. They will let you amend it.
There should not be any penalties because you acted in good faith and you are now making it right. I suggest no one is going to want to take this to court. It was an honest mistake.