Hope this message finds you in great health and spirits....
I've consulted with several FLORIDA attornies and the contentious is the same...
But first, a little background.
I was adjudicated as habitual offender in VA after 1 DUI and 2 driving
(well over 20 years ago)
Left Florida after residing in the Sarasota area for well over 10 years to get my driving privileges reinstated in VA... which I did.
(stayed in VA for over 2 years getting this cleared up)
After my VA license was fully reinstated I, immediately, moved back to the Sarasota area. (March, 2015)
I established a place of residence.... transferred my Cadillac's title
, tag and registration to my FL residence, relocated voting rights, and immediately found gainful employment.
I neglected to change my vehicle operators registration to Florida.
On December 27,2015 I was pulled over for a blown tail light, in a borrowed van... subsequent investigation showed cause to investigate for potential DUI... which I failed.... .108 BAC
FLORIDA seized my license....but I needed identification...mostly to cash my weekly pay check.
The Florida DMV
informed me enacting a Florida Identification Card, effectively meant I had surrendered my license to Florida... which means I had severed all ties with Virginia
Since then, I have complied with ALL of Florida requirements to qualify for a restricted license....
This includes completing "DUI School", aftercare with licensed clinical psychiatrist... victim impact,...
Currently working on completing probation
, community service and financial requirements
Could be legal to drive today.
Except... Virginia has revoked my license...telling me I have to attend VASAP and pay fines... while I have less than no intention of EVER returning to VA.
One requirement FLORIDA has imposed is to have my vehicle "booted" for 1 week.... have contacted more than a few of the registered agencies that provide that "service".... and the answer is the same... no insurance
, no boot...
However, no license equals no insurance....
Effectively, Virginia is mandating I violate my Florida probation
My FLORIDA attorney's have suggested I contact a VIRGINIA attorney to file a motion to have my residency retroactively amended to the date my vehicle registration was changed to Florida
I CAN provide documentation of my move....full compliance to the sanctions FLORIDA has imposed on me...(acting as a legal RESIDENT) and have less than no intention of ever coming back to VA.... judge can excommunicate me from VA... I don't care.
Just need to get this settled as soon as possible.
DO feel free to call....(###) ###-####