My fiance had 4 DUIs in Florida over 20 years ago. At that time he was able to go into the supervised school. This condition was he had to fly to Florida once a month for the rest of his life. At that time he was in the military and deployed in different areas where he eventually for financial reasons and the military could no longer do this. All this fell on deaf ears and the state did not care. He stopped going and his license was then revoked forever. We are now trying to get him back into the program but because the statutes have changed, he's denied. We've hired attorneys but that hasn't helped either. We live in NJ and even have a legislator looking into it, but it all comes back to go to the source which is Florida.
I think the only possibility would be to try to go back and attempt to have one of the convictions overturned (20 years later). However, I did speak to an attorney in Florida who said although its not legally impossible, the chances of it happening would almost be nil. Should I look only for an attorney who has had some success in this or is this just dead and I should save the money. I even considered trying to get him into one of the states not under the compact agreement and have him try there. I think I even came across a website from an attorney in Colorado who helps people do this and supposedly it is legal.
Please if some one could give me some type of guidance or direction I would be so grateful. This man served 23 years in our United States Service and we can't help him out for mistakes that happened 20 years ago, in which he served time and paid fines. I just feel this is a concrete 8th Ammendment violation of cruel and unusual punishmnet. Even most murderers have a time limit where they pay their sentence and get on with their lives. This lifetime issue is plain wrong. Thank you for hearing me out.