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How to Remove a CA Driver's License Suspension

If your California driver’s license has been suspended, you will need to get the suspension lifted before you can apply for a driver's license in any other state. Most DMVs run all new license applications or renewal applications through the National Drivers Registry before approving an application. An out-of-state suspension on a driver’s license from another state will result in denial of your particular home state application. You need to file a 1650 waiver.

What is a 1650 Waiver?

A 1650 waiver is an affidavit of out-of-state residency that is critical to the process of getting your old California driver’s license suspension cleared. An out-of-state licensee must file a 1650 waiver with the DMV. The only way for an out-of-state resident who holds a California license to clear or remove a suspension is to file an affidavit of out-of-state residency with the department of motor vehicles for the state of California.

An out-of-state resident with a California driver’s license is not eligible to file a 1650 waiver until the applicable suspension has lapsed. In order to secure a 1650 waiver document you must contact the department of motor vehicles at (916) 657–6525 and request an official form "affidavit about a state residency" 1650 waiver.

In response, the Department of Motor Vehicles will contact you by mail and will include the affidavit of out-of-state residency for you to execute and return to the DMV with applicable documentation establishing that you are, in fact, a resident of another state. Examples include utility bills, mortgage statements, state tax documentation, and other official documents that can be used to establish your official residency in that particular state.

Fight Your License Suspension with a Proven DUI Lawyer on Your Side

If you’re facing driver’s license suspension, don’t wait to take legal action. The longer you prolong the process, the more difficult it could be to ultimately reinstate your driving privileges. Contact Alan Castillo – Attorney at Law for aggressive representation at an affordable cost.

Backed by decades of experience and countless case successes, the firm can help you fight your license suspension effectively. Your first consultation with a Laguna Hills DUI defense attorney is completely free of charge, so you have nothing to lose by contacting the firm today.

If you need assistance contact DUI Defense Lawyers at SoCal Law Network for a fast and free consultation at 949.234.6525.