Hello. New here and looking for a little advice. Thanks ahead of time for any help.
In 2001, while in college in Pennsylvania, I was caught underage drinking with posession of false I.D. I went throught the court system and did everything that was necesarry to comply with the outcome of the case. At the time, I held a valid N.J. driver's license. My friends that were with me that were also recieved the same charges, both held PA licences. They had their licenses suspended for 90 days. I was told by the Magistrate that since I held a NJ license, I did not have to serve the suspension, but was warned that if I every tried to obtain a PA license that I would have to serve a 90 day suspension.
I held the NJ license until 2006 when I moved to VA. I went to the VA DMV and recieved my license with no problems. I have held a valid VA license since 2006 to present.
I move to FL recently and upon a visit to the Tax Collector to transfer my license to FL, I was told that there was a problem and that I needed to contact the PA DMV to have them remove me from the National Driver's Registry. I called the PA DMV and they told me that I had to serve a 90 day suspension from a false I.D. charge stemming from 2001. I talked with the guy and he assured me that there was no statute of limitations on this and that I had to fill out form DL-16LC and send it in to begin my suspension.
I printed out the form which is an Acknowledgement of suspension/revocation/etc. The form has a spot for my PA DL number (which I don't posess) and has a spot to sign that states, "I _____ hereby acknowledge that my driving privilige is Suspended/Revoked/[etc] in Pennsylvania."
I am pretty upset that this came up out of no where 11 years after the fact. The magistrate told me when this happened that it would be a problem if I applied for a DL in PA. I still hold a valid VA DL which expires in December of this year, so I need to figure out what to do soon.
The form clearly says that I voluntarily suspend my rights to drive in the state of Pennsylvania. This is fine by me, as I live in Florida. Will there be any reciprosity with a suspension issued as a result of me signing this and sending it in? The gentleman at the DMV "help" line said that I needed to send it in to begin the suspension. When I asked about my driving privliges in other states, he could not give me a straight answer. I also asked about the fact that it says I need to physically send in my PA DL. He said just put N/A in the box where it asks for PA DL number and that should be fine.
Can anyone please offer me some advice here? I really can't afford a DL suspension in FL as I have to commute to work 5+ days a week. Thank you very much for your time.