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My son has a suspended driving license from VA, He is presently

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My son has a suspended driving license from VA, He is presently going to college in Texas, In September he would be eligible to get a restricted license. It would be easier to deal with if he could get a Texas license (with possiblility of getting restricted driving privileges) and deal with the Texas motor vehicle dept since he would be spending most of the year in Texas. He has completed most of the conditions. The offense was 2nd DUI. He is presently not drinking.
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Criminal Law
Expert:  P. Simmons replied 7 years ago.
Thanks for the chance to assist on this matter. I am an attorney with over 12 years experience in criminal law.

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In September he would be eligible to get a restricted license.

Is this in VA?
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
Yes, in VA in September it would be a year with following the conviction and be eligible for a restricted license. He will have completed all the prescribed actions like paid for fine, taken ASAP etc. With a VA restricted license, he would also be required to have a breathalyzer lock on his ignition. fro 6mos? not sure how long. It would just be easier if he could deal with Texas as he is going to college there. Like if he got a part time job, he could get permission to drive there. If he changed his address, like that then having to call and write VA everytime.
Expert:  P. Simmons replied 7 years ago.
Agree, it would be easier to deal with in TX...and he can try this, but the answer from TX DMV will most likely be "he needs to work this out in VA"

TX DMV will enforce VA's suspension...so long has he has an active suspension from VA, TX will not issue him a license. Now, once he applies for and is granted a license in VA, that will be valid in TX as well...and at that point he would have a greater chance of getting the folks in TX DMV to work with him...but this needs to start in VA, since TX will not even consider granting him a license unless or until he clears up the VA suspension


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