Q: Is it possible to get my license suspension shortened after 3 OWIs?
I am almost 24 and I am trying to push forward in my life. I am attending a great college and have pursued a civil engineering degree. Not being able to have my license has been very difficult for me. I got a OWI when I was 18 for marijuana and 19 for alcohol. My last one was about two years ago also for alcohol. I know it isn't easy after abusing it three times, but I am determined to fight for a new life. I have been involved in community service. I attended many AA meetings. I've been sober for almost two years. I attended a halfway house for three months. I've paid all my fines. I am a good guy who went down the wrong path and am now willing to do whatever it takes to get my license back. I have met a woman I want to marry and am driving for a civil engineering career. I am currently attending church every Sunday and religion has become a big part of my life. Any advice or help is gratefully appreciated. Thanks!
A: What you need is specifically tailored legal advice, but it would not hurt to read the statutes which deal directly with this issue. For instance a suspension for five years in my state can be shortened to two if you jump through the right hoops. Call and ask the people at the dmv what you need to do to get the license reinstated. They are usually very helpful.
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