Providence, UT asked in Criminal Law and DUI / DWI for Washington

Q: Was charged with a DUI in 2006 I live out of state how do I resolve it

Shortly after I got in a wreck and suffered a tbi and after a coma I was released from the hospital and went home to ga having no memory of the DUI went to get my motorcycle permit and was informed I cannot due to a DUI conviction in 2008 and since have had medical reasons to wait so long how do I get my license back at this point have since I have done nothing

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Jason Powers
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Jason Powers
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Mt Vernon, WA
  • Licensed in Washington

A: Contact Washington Department of Licensing. Ask the them the reason for the hold on your license. It is likely due to a warrant being issued on the DUI case from the court in which it was filed. Your license could also be held up due to an administrative suspension that was imposed by DOL. That could require payment for fees and/or relicensing requirements. Also, DOL should be able to tell you in which court the DUI was filed. If there is a warrant, contact an attorney in the area and go from there. Good luck!

Stan Glisson
Stan Glisson
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Port Orchard, WA
  • Licensed in Washington

A: In all likelihood, it is the type of suspension that can be resolved just by taking care of your old court obligations. Could be as simple as paying some old court fines, or filing some documents with probation. If there is a warrant (and there probably is), then you may need to appear personally, or hire an attorney to appear for you. Generally speaking, as long as there is a warrant you can't get re-licensed. Call an attorney in Washington, we can look up the case and let you know what you need to do.

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