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Experience:  Admitted to NYS Criminal defense bar in 1989. Extensive arraignment, hearing, trial experience.
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Dear Fran This is not a question. I just wanted to give you

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Dear Fran
This is not a question.
I just wanted to give you the resolution on the original question.
While you and another senior attorney shared the same view of the law,
the kids and their friends had a solution. My daughter's boyfriend was
recommended to go to PennDot with a licensed driver and take their
drivers written and driving tests to qualify for a driver's license. He was
advised that PennDot might just decide to hold on to the actual license
IF he passed, but at least then he would be eligible once he had a good
job which required driving to apply for an occupational license.
Lo and behold, he did get first his temporary license and later a legal driver's
license. He never actually had to apply for an occupational license. He and we
have NO idea WHY PennDot issued the real driver's license given his record.
However, he has it, I have a photocopy, and he now has had a good driving job
spraying grass 70 hours a week for about 6 weeks. Amazing, but it never hurts
to try, despite how tightly the actual law is written.
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Criminal Law
Expert:  Zoey_ JD replied 6 years ago.

Thanks for the update. We lawyers all know that there is a difference between the law as written on paper and what can sometimes happen in the real world.

I don't know why it worked either, but it did! Perhaps whoever recommended this solution to your daughter's boyfriend ought to consider studying law! :)

I'm glad to hear it worked out. And, yes, it frequently does pay to try, even when the odds against you say you can't win.
Customer: replied 6 years ago.

I accept and appreciate your reply

Thanks SO much



Expert:  Zoey_ JD replied 6 years ago.
Thank you!
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