What is the name of your state? South Carolina
I am writing in desperate need of advice!! My friend received a letter in the mail today concerning an issue that took place over TWELVE years ago! From what I can gather he got a DUI in 1994. He went to a jury trial and was found guilty. He and his lawyer appealed the conviction, but nothing was ever done. He said that basically, a week later he contacted his lawyer and said what's going on with everything and his lawyer told him not to worry about it, that it must have been dropped because nothing had been done about it...so obviously he didn't think another thing about it.
Well, I was over at his house this afternoon when he was opening a letter from the DMV!! We were in mid conversation and he just sat down with this puzzled look on his face. It turns out that 12...yes TWELVE years later he has received a notice that his driving privileges have been suspended. It states clear as day on the notice:
Violation Date: 12/1994 Conviction Date: 9/2006
Violation Descrption: Driving under the influence
It goes on to say that his driving privileges will be suspended as of 11/7/2006 until 5/7/2007.
IS THIS POSSIBLE? Can they actually never contact him on ANYTHING and then BAM take his driving privileges? He has had no convictions prior or after this DUI. He was 20 when it took place and he is now 32 years old. It just amazes me that someone can go 12 years with no problems on the matter and then WHAM have a matter thrown in their face again!
Since it is Friday evening he is flipping out b/c he obviously can't get any answers until Monday and the suspense is killing him! I have been trying to do my own investigations for him...I thought a statute of limitations would uphold him fighting this. ANY help or insight on this will be GREATLY appreciated! PLEASE contact me if you need any further information on advice!!
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