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J.G.
07-27-2003, 10:21 AM
Hi everyone,

Quick question here and I'm hoping you could all help me prove a
point.

My brother has a *horrendous* driving record in both New Jersey and
New York (although he never had a NY license). He recently moved to
California and was going to attempt to get a license here. I keep
telling him that because he is suspended out there, and has unpaid
stuff in NY, that he's setting himself up to get in trouble for it,
not even to mention NOT getting a license.

His proof for it was that it did not ask on the paperwork in CA if he
was suspended in another state, thinking that means they won't check.

Can anyone give me a hand on this one here? I'd appreciate it.

Thanks!

J.G.

Toastmaster
07-27-2003, 11:41 AM
J.G. wrote:
Hi everyone, Quick question here and I'm hoping you could all help me prove a point. My brother has a *horrendous* driving record in both New Jersey and New York (although he never had a NY license). He recently moved to California and was going to attempt to get a license here. I keep telling him that because he is suspended out there, and has unpaid stuff in NY, that he's setting himself up to get in trouble for it, not even to mention NOT getting a license.

I don't think California and New York have reciprocity agreements
regarding unpaid tickets. Not sure about Calfornia and New Jersey.

Claude
07-27-2003, 06:15 PM
On Sun, 27 Jul 2003 17:41:43 GMT, Toastmaster <woohah@noemailme.com>
wrote:

I don't think California and New York have reciprocity agreementsregarding unpaid tickets. Not sure about Calfornia and New Jersey.

It doesn't matter in this case - he didn't have a CA license when he
received the tickets in NY/NJ. I doubt ANY state checks for
suspensions in every other state when an applicant tries to get a new
license. If he is turning in a NY license, say, to get a CA license
they might check then.

We get ALOT of people here in NY who get suspended and then go to NC,
SC, FL, PA, etc and get licenses there thinking they're home free.
Yes, they get the new licenses, but when they get stopped in NY for a
traffic infraction and the cop is fishing and runs a check by NAME in
NY they show up suspended and they get locked up.

If this guy has a bad enough record to get suspended in NY and he gets
a CA license and STILL drives in NY, he'll eventually get caught and
locked up.

Guest
07-28-2003, 07:49 AM
It just depends if there is a compact agreement between the two states.
Not all states have the agreements, but for those that do, they will not
give a person a new license if they are suspended/revoked/denied in
another state.

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