San Diego, CA asked in DUI / DWI for California

Q: How do I get out of this catch-22 situation?

In order to reinstate my driver's license, the DMV is mandating I attend a first offender DUI alcohol program. I must have a court order / referral before I am able to enroll into any of the first offender programs available. The problem is that I do not have a court order or referral because it was never a part of my sentencing for the DUI. Meanwhile, I've taken all of my court paperwork including final judgement to the DMV to show I was never ordered to attend, to no avail. What must I do to get my license back? It has been over 5 years since the DUI and I would like to drive again.

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Vincent Ronald Ross
Vincent Ronald Ross
Answered
  • DUI & DWI Lawyer
  • San Diego, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: Where are you located? Ordinarily you do NOT need a court order to enroll in the First Conviction Program as it is mandated by the DMV as part of the administrative per se license suspension even if there is no conviction for DUI. Contact us for a free consultation at 213-289-9400.

David Philip Shapiro Esq
David Philip Shapiro Esq
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  • DUI & DWI Lawyer
  • San Diego, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: Try bringing them the notice of suspension you should have received after the DMV hearing.

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