Knoxville, TN asked in Gov & Administrative Law and Public Benefits for Tennessee

Q: Can the state of Arizona put a hold on my TN DL 20+ years later?

In 1997-1998 I received a speeding ticket in Scottsdale AZ while I was attending school . I paid the ticket before graduating and moving back to my home state of CA at the time . Now 20+ years later and a resident of TN for 10+ years the state of AZ has placed a hold on my license in TN and I cannot renew it until I get it resolved with the state of AZ so i contacted them and they are demanding payment in full for $800? Is this legal?

1 Lawyer Answer
Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery
  • Knoxville, TN
  • Licensed in Tennessee

A: Unless you have a paid in full receipt or a certified copy of the dismissed Citation, you will have to pay AZ, and copy TN DOS with your payment. That is a cheap amount of money to reinstate a TNDL.

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