I just moved back home to New York from California. I renewed my NY state drivers license online and received it in the mail today. However, it expires in 1 year on my birthday. Why does it expire so soon? I don't get it. My family members license don't expire for another 4+ years.
posted by Wanderer7
on Sep 3, 2013 -
When renewing my WA State license online, I can specify both a residence and mailing address. Which one will it be sent to? [more inside]
posted by helios
on Jan 16, 2013 -
Looking for information on international drivers license for driving in the US. [more inside]
posted by wile e
on Oct 17, 2011 -
Do I have to surrender my CA driver's license when applying for a new one in Maryland? [more inside]
posted by Asherah
on Aug 20, 2011 -
I was recently pulled over for having expired tags. The police officer gave me a fix it ticket for the tags, but he also gave me a ticket to schedule a court date for a misdemeanor charge of driving in California with an out-of-state drivers license.
I looked up the legalities, and the California DMV does state that you need to get a new drivers license after 10 days of being in the state of California. I have been driving with my Idaho license here for over a year.
I have scheduled the court date and now I am worried. Is there anything I can do to get out of this? What would be my best course of action?
posted by digdan
on Aug 19, 2011 -
If I refused to give the retailer my drivers license when making a purchase with my discover card, what would happen? [more inside]
posted by TLCplz
on Jan 30, 2011 -
Is a Florida Learner's Permits (driving permit) valid in other states? [more inside]
posted by Flood
on Apr 30, 2010 -
What is the name of the technology that produces powder (that verifies authenticity, I suppose) when you bend a drivers license or other ID card? [more inside]
posted by JakeWalker
on Nov 11, 2009 -
So I probably have a warrant out for my arrest on a very old (3 years ) ticket for possible public consumption, in New York City. I want to take care of this, but what repercussions can I expect? Do I go to the courthouse and turn myself in? Will my fine be exorbitantly higher than the ticket?
Additionally, I need to renew my license in Brooklyn before my upcoming birthday. Would I be able to do this if I do in fact have a bench warrant?
This is my first "I screwed up" question, so please take it easy on me!
posted by apetpsychic
on Aug 11, 2009 -
Has anyone from the US ever had to apply for an international drivers license? I'm a dummy and didn't realize it supposedly takes 4-6 weeks to get one! [more inside]
posted by nakleh
on Jul 21, 2009 -
My Virginia driver's license was suspended because I let the insurance on a car I own there lapse for several weeks before I unregistered it. This was several years ago, and I live in CA now and have a (as far as I know) legal driver's license for that state. I need to renew the CA license soon, am I going to have a problem? [more inside]
posted by bluejayk
on Mar 10, 2009 -
I have a valid German drivers license which I have held for less than one year. I also have an expired US drivers license that I drove with for 8 years. How much of a hassle am I going to run into renting a car in the US? [more inside]
posted by cmonkey
on Mar 5, 2009 -
Are there any situations where having a ridiculous driver's licence photo will be more than a laugh? (Or: How I Learned to Abandon my Ego and Self-Image.) [more inside]
posted by Ian.I.Am
on Jun 26, 2008 -
When you find yourself in a life-harming situation due to a unique administrative hiccup in a government bureaucracy (and since no one's anticipated this sort of hiccup, no one's empowered to override it)....what do you do? [more inside]
posted by jimmyjimjim
on Oct 13, 2007 -
Got a speeding ticket that may cost me my license. But wait! Happened in State A, I live in State B, and my license is from State C, where I used to live. And there are small errors on the ticket. Is there hope? [more inside]
posted by CommonSense
on Mar 27, 2007 -
What's the best location for a driving test in New York? Does anyone have any experience at the Wantagh location? [more inside]
posted by mhz
on Mar 21, 2007 -
How do you clear your name of criminal charges after identity theft? And how could these charges have been incurred? [more inside]
posted by Felicity Rilke
on Aug 29, 2006 -