my driving priviliges were suspended here in PA back in 2005 for a DUI/DUS. i received a 48 hr jail sentence along with consecutive 1 yr dl suspensions for the dui and the dus, respectively, as well as a $3000 fine. i signed a recognition of my suspension the day i was sentenced and was told that my suspension would start that day. approx. 2 years later around the time that i fealt the suspensions should be coming to an end i asked for reinstatement requirements letter and was shocked to find out that my suspensions hadnt even begun! i, unbeknownst to me, was supposed to notify the dmv at the end of my 48 hr. jail term because my suspension couldnt start until i was released. so, i got a copy of my sentencing conditions order stating that i was sentenced and been given time served on decemder 20, 2006 so theoretically (the way i understood it anyway) my suspension should have begun that day and ended 2 yrs later on december 26.....so i called the dmv today to ask when my suspension was up and they say that they cant give me any info until i pay the $3000 fine. my issue with this is, the way im understanding it from them, i could go ahead and pay the $3000, which i really dont have anyway, and then they might turn around and tell me, "ok, thank you, but you still cant get your license back for X number of years" which is what i do not want to happen. i am driving without a license right now. have been for years. i just really want to rectify the situation and do the right thing but the dmv makes everything so complicated and frustrating. i contacted the lancaster county public defenders office and mid penn legal aide svcs and both of them basically told me that i dont qualify for representation because i dont actually have a pending legal matter in court......could someone please, PLEASE, give me some kind of advice or point me in the direction of somewhere that i could get some free or low cost help with my dilemna?!?