Is there anything I can do to clear my name and get my license back?

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Is there anything I can do to clear my name and get my license back?

I let a friend use my car, I did not have insurance, she told me she did. That evening she called and said my car had been stolen. I told her to call the police and report it. Because she was in a different jurisdiction then I live, (30 Miles Away), I talked to the reporting officer on the phone and gave him all my information. Later that month, I received a letter from Travelers Insurance, stating that my vehicle was involved in a multiple car accident that took place an hour before the stolen vehicle report was initiated. Of course, I haven’t seen or heard from my friend since. I do have all of her personal information. Today, I find out my drivers license has been suspended. Is there anything I can do?

Asked on June 18, 2009 under Accident Law, Washington

Answers:

N. K., Member, Iowa and Illinois Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 12 years ago | Contributor

If you received notice of your license suspension from the Washington State Department of Licensing, you may request a hearing or administrative review to contest the suspension.

You were supposed to receive a hearing request form with the notice of suspension. If you did, complete it and mail it to the address on the form.

If you didn't receive a form, contact the Department: [email protected].

At the hearing, you can present your case: you weren't the driver, you gave information to the reporting officer, etc.


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