Can I get a driver’s license if lost one in another state for DWI?

My wife lost her license. for 10 years in NJ; we live in FL now. Is there any way she can get her license back sooner?

Asked on May 1, 2017 under Criminal Law, Florida

Answers:

M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

What most people don't realize is that virtually all of the states share information about license revocations and/or suspensions. This is part of what is known as the "interstate compact", which is an agreement between the states. Consequently, if someone applies apply for a license in another state, their revocation/suspension in the first state will be turn up since the national database will share their driving information.

M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

What most people don't realize is that virtually all of the states share information about license revocations and/or suspensions. This is part of what is known as the "interstate compact", which is an agreement between the states. Consequently, if someone applies apply for a license in another state, their revocation/suspension in the first state will be turn up since the national database will share their driving information.


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