My question involves a driver's license issued by the State of: Washington State
Hey guys.. I got in an accident 7/06.. because alcohol was involved I got charged with vehicular assult in 12/07. When I was sentenced on Jan 18th of 2008 the judge asked me in court if I had a ride home, I said yes. She then punch my license and advised me to surrender my license to the dmv asap! So on 1/25/08 I surrendered my license and got an id card. I just got a letter in the mail saying my license will be suspended 8/31/08 until 8/31/09. I have already had my license suspended for 8 months and its a total of a 12 month suspension!!
After sitting on the phone with the dol they told me the judge doesnt have the right to suspend my license and the only way I can have it reinstated in jan 2009 is to get a letter saying she forcefully suspended my license for 12 months in court and the dmv MUST not can not shall, MUST reinstate my license 1/18/2009.
I contacted my attorney and told him. He was in court with me that day and remembers the judge punching my id and telling me I cant drive for 12 months. He said there is no way the judge would write such a letter. Now I am screwed and am not going to be able to drive for 20 MONTHS ON A 12 MONTH SUSPENSION!! thats not cool!! any advise? Aside from this one conviction of have a crystal clear record. I have followed everything the court told me to do with no problems at all.. thanks!