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Q: Got charged for an offense in another state, got dismissed and how I got a letter of suspension in Texas. How to fix it?

I was charged for a driving offense in Indiana back in Aug. '11, and ultimately the charges were dismissed in May '12, however I recently received a letter from the state saying that my license will be suspended, even though the charges were dismissed. The charges never went to the judge in Indiana and I have record of it being dismissed, what do I do?

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Eric Stephen Lafleur
Eric Stephen Lafleur
  • Allen, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: Assuming the Texas suspension is based on the Indiana arrest, you'll need to ask an Indiana attorney. The states have a mutual agreement that, when one suspends a driver's license, the others will reciprocate. So if the suspension is originating from something in Indiana then the problem will have to be addressed there. and the fact that the charge was dismissed might not be determinative. for instance, in Texas if you were arrested for DWI and the charge was later dismissed, your license would still be suspended by DPS if you refused to take the breath test when you were pulled over.

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