i need help california motor vehicle laws
i am battling dmv in ca over charges 15 and 25 years ago between here and ohio
Hello, I am a California traffic lawyer and I will be happy to help you. The main vehicle law in California is the California Vehicle Code, which you can browse by subject here: http://www.dmv.ca.gov/pubs/vctop/vc/vc.htm
ok i hope your ready sorry
ok i am from ohio and drank heavily when i was younger, under 21 and got several dwi
ohio revoked my lic. i married and moved to ca in 89 and got my ca temp. in 1994 i moved back to ohio to be with my mother before she passed away and at that time paid all my fines re-issue fees and did a multiple offenders program and got my lic re instated. came back here and paid all re-issue fees and recieved my lic in cal ok now here is where i believe the prob began when i got my sr22 in 99 i ended up going away for several months and my SR22 expired. that kicked my lic out here into suspended revoked status again. life was very difficult for the next several years and did not have money or much else to get my lic squared away, meantime received many 14601's then dec 30 2009 went to drive a extremely drunk friend home from dinner place cause he could not even see let alone drive. Got pulled over and taken in for dui (i was not drinking but had to catch plane to ohio for xmas the next morning at 6am but the only way the sherrif would site and release me was if i signed for dui!!! he was getting quota. really i was with two other women who were in for same thing who had never drank or did drugs in their life! ) in any event i took the dui so i could go home. they treated it like my first since it had been 15 years since i had one. so i go to dmv and ask what i need to do to get a restricted lic and they gave me a list which i took care of immediatly. first sign up for first offenders program- i did then SR22 - i did- then had 3 citations from 10 or so years ago i did- then go to get my restricted and they told me i had to do a multiple offenders program! i told them i allready did that in 94-95 and took care of that and received my ca lic in 99 why would they have give it to me then if i had not re instated in ohio- then they had nerve to ask me if i had any paper work or know who i talked to in 1994 seriously?????
ive had ohio mail them and fax them (in 99) and three way calls telling them i am clear in ohio and even went and got my lic in ohio in 2000
and now the mandatory action unit is the one who said that my class in ohio is not good in california and had to do one here and will not issue me a ca restricted lic?
i think this is bullpoop! if they can interlink the states and dl's and all the bad on your record applies then by god its only fair the positive applies and not only that it had been 15 years since the last one (which was in ohio when my mom died) and by cal law they count only 10 years! i think the action should of been removed off my record when ohio re instated my lic and i should only have to sign up for first offenders and get a restricted lic at least! i have read codes many times and still believe i am right and this is totally unfair and i cant have a hearing because u have to request one 10 days affter the action ! ? how can i request a hearing towards an action that happened in 94???!! Am I wrong? missing something? sorry so long and complicated but i have lost so many things and money not to mention over 10 cars and even my home! (motorhome i saved for for 2years while homeless they took put a 30 day hold and then sent it to be crushed because im by law not allowed to buy it at auction!) i am ready to go postal at the dmv please tell me have some light ?
ps. i havent even drank since 1994 !!!!!1
It is possible to have your OH class to count in CA but it has to meet the CA standards. I am not sure why they do not count your OH class but I am guessing it does not meet some CA requirements. If they won't give them a hearing, you can always sue the CA DMV and obtain a judgment that reinstates your driving privilege in this state. However, it would be easier, cheaper and quicker to retake the class that going down the court road, without any guarantee of a win.
well i thought about that also and even told them i will sign up for multiple offenders class and if they would give me a restricted lic and they said no. i will get a copy of the ohio clASS and its curriculum and see if its different or same . also isnt their a time limit on how long an action stays on your record and what about it being fifteen years in between not ten?
Any DUI violation under California Vehicle Code sections 23140, 23152, or 23153 remain on your driving record for 10 years.
yes i know they r going back to 1994 which is 15 years and 89 which is almost 23 years.
thats my whole point they shouldnt be conserdering my last one it was in 94
18 years ago
The '94 conviction should be off your California driving record, yes.
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