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I'll be happy to discuss this with you but the problem is that we get a similar question every few months and the people asking it don't ever agree with what we believe the law actually is and so they end up leaving a negative rating. Naturally, this makes us hesitant to spend our time unless the customer assures us they will base their rating on our interaction and answer and not on whether we agree with their interpretation of the law.
There is no such thing as as Constitutional Drivers License or a Constitutional right to drive. This is a theory that was started by some non-lawyers based on old case law that they misinterpreted.
The original case law found that there was a Constitutional right to travel, which they somehow morphed into a right to drive by reading bits and pieces of other, old cases out of context.
I've seen this tried multiple times in various courts over the years and it has never worked. The main reason is that even if you read the cases they rely on, the cases don't say that but, in addition, most of the cases are state law cases and don't apply in any state other than the one they're from.
Unfortunately I don't do telephone calls.
In California or KY?
There is no requirement that you be able to hold your hands at 10 and 2 in California.
In CA, as a matter of fact, you could even qualify for a commercial drives license so long as the "Loss or impairment of an extremity or any significant limb defect or limitation does not interfere with the ability to perform normal tasks associated with operating a motor vehicle."
What I'd suggest you do is contact the driver's license agency and ask to speak with someone in the section that deals with disabilities. You should be able to get someone to administer the test who is familiar with the guidelines for disabilities.
If that doesn't work then you have two additional options. The first is to hire a local attorney to make the calls for you. That will, of course, cost a little but it shouldn't be a lot since there won't be a lot of work involved. The other option is to contact your state legislator and ask their staff for help. The advantage of using that method is that it doesn't cost anything. The disadvantage is that it will take a little longer than it would if you hire a local lawyer.
Essentially you have to get around the local test givers who don't really understand anything other than the basic test criteria.
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You should be able to find someone locally at www.lawyers.com. Look for someone who has a general practice or maybe even try civil rights. Either of those would have the skill set you will need.
Thanks very much and I do wish you the best on this. I hate to see someone being forced to jump through hoops because of bureaucracy.
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I didn't think they could either. You may want to see if you can get a copy of whatever they have and use it to get your new license. I'm not sure it would work but it wouldn't hurt to try.