Can DUI classes be transferred to a different state? 14 Answers as of July 08, 2013

My brother lives in CA and is taking his DUI classes there, but needs to move home, Boston, MA, for the next 60 days. Can he transfer his classes here? He is taking a break from school, and is moving home to save money.

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Law Offices of Scott Tibbedeaux
Law Offices of Scott Tibbedeaux | Scott Tibbedeaux
The case cannot be transferred but DMV cases maybe, it is up to the DMV.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 7/26/2011
A.L.A. Law Group, LLP
A.L.A. Law Group, LLP | Lauren M. Mayfield
He needs to go back to court and ask the court to approve the classes to be transferred to Boston, MA. To do so he should first contact the class that he is going to try to go to, one possibility is to contact the local court house in Boston and get their list of court approved classes. You need to find out the requirements of the course and make sure that they are comparable so you can inform the court of this and provide proof from the course in Boston of their requirements. If the court can be assured you are getting a comparable course they should let you transfer but it will most likely require seeing the judge.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 7/21/2011
Law Office of Peter F. Goldscheider
Law Office of Peter F. Goldscheider | Peter Goldscheider
Not without the courts' approval and then the DMV will probably not accept it. You need to file an exemption as a non-resident in addition to have the judge change the conditions of your probation.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 7/20/2011
Law Offices of Jacek W. Lentz
Law Offices of Jacek W. Lentz | Jacek W. Lentz
This might be a problem. The DMV will not accept classes from other states for the purpose of reinstating validity of CA licenses. Perhaps your brother can take some classes in California, then take some in another state, and then return to finish the CA program. Perhaps his out of state classes could be credited toward the CA class. Call the DMV.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 7/19/2011
Nelson & Lawless
Nelson & Lawless | Terry Nelson
If at all, only with specific authority and approval of the convicting court and the DMV. He can seek that approval through a properly done motion in the court, which would include the other states program info and their consent to allow him in their class. If serious about hiring counsel to help in this, and if this is in SoCal courts, feel free to contact me.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 7/19/2011
    The Law Offices of Christopher J. McCann
    The Law Offices of Christopher J. McCann | Christopher J. McCann
    He cannot "transfer" the class and keep his credits. California DMV will never accept an out-of-state program, but the court in California will. California DMV will not reinstate a privilege to operate a motor vehicle until proof of an approved program is shown to them. They can put a hold on your license that nearly all other states will honor. You can petition the DMV to set aside their action after he has served the minimum suspension, the length of which depends on whether he has priors and whether he was convicted of having over a .20% blood alcohol level.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 7/19/2011
    Law Offices of Martina A. Vigil, PC
    Law Offices of Martina A. Vigil, PC | Martina A. Vigil
    Yes. He should go to the alcohol liaison's office at the courthouse and tell them he wants to change the location of his DUI classes.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 7/19/2011
    Wallin & Klarich: A Law Corporation
    Wallin & Klarich: A Law Corporation | Paul Wallin
    Normally the court will not permit you to do the alcohol classes in another state. However, you can seek court permission to do so.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 7/19/2011
    San Diego DUI Law Center
    San Diego DUI Law Center | Rick Mueller
    Here's a link to out of state classes and information.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 7/8/2013
    The Chastaine Law Office
    The Chastaine Law Office | Michael Chastaine
    In most cases such a class can be transferred.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 7/18/2011
    The Law Firm of Aaron Bortel Esq.
    The Law Firm of Aaron Bortel Esq. | Aaron Bortel
    He cannot transfer the classes out of state. He should apply for a leave of absence from the DUI School, and finish them when he gets back to CA. He should also make sure he will finish the classes within the time allowed by the court. If he needs an extension in court, he should go to court or have his attorney do so to get the extension. If he does not complete the CA program, he will not get reinstated to drive in CA. If he intends to not return to CA, then he needs to get the court to modify the conditions of probation to allow the class out of state. Once his six month suspension is over in CA (assuming a first DUI without any enhancements) he needs to contact Sacramento DMV Mandatory Unit to request paperwork be sent to his out of state address, so he can apply to have the suspension lifted. This will help get a new out of state license. Good Luck
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 7/19/2011
    Law Office of Thomas F. Mueller
    Law Office of Thomas F. Mueller | Thomas Mueller
    In order for the Cal. DMV to approve that plan he would need to be a permanent resident of that state. Otherwise they will suspend his privilege in California. Then Mass. will suspend his privilege there. A better plan would be for him to contact a class provider in Cal. and ask them to enroll him, then postpone the classes themselves until he gets back. He has 6 months from sentencing to complete the classes.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 7/18/2011
    Law Office of Mark Bruce
    Law Office of Mark Bruce | Mark Corwin Bruce
    If the classes are similar to those of California, DMV has been known to allow out of state classes to qualify. But you need to call the DMV first.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 7/18/2011
    Law Office of Jeff Yeh
    Law Office of Jeff Yeh | Jeff Yeh
    The court may accept such a transfer, but just realize that the DMV will not recognize an out-of-state program. In other words, if he completes the program in Boston, he will never be able to get his California driver's license back.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 7/18/2011
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