Here is an Eastern District Court of Appeals case where a man’s later felony conviction prevented him from getting his license reinstated. The later felony conviction had occurred after his five-year DWI suspension had expired. However, Defendant did not apply for reinstatement at the 5 year mark and instead waited until 2019, almost 5 years later.
The trial court granted the man’s petition to reinstate his driver’s license which had been suspended for five years after he was convicted in 2009 for a DWI.
The Department of Revenue (DOR), which regulates issuance of driver’s licenses, argued that the circuit court erred in reinstating the Defendant’s driving privileges because the man was convicted of possession of a controlled substance within the preceding five years of his petition being filed, and that based on statute it makes him ineligible for reinstatement. Specifically, the DOR cited Section 302.060.1(10). It states that there are … Read the rest