Can I file bankruptcy and get my license reinstated? 12 Answers as of January 23, 2017

I have a judgment against my license from back in the early 1990's for an accident with no insurance. I paid the $500.00 reinstatement fee and they told me I would be reinstated. Then they told me not until I cleared up the judgment.

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GARCIA & GONZALES, P.C.
GARCIA & GONZALES, P.C. | Richard N. Gonzales
Yes.
Answer Applies to: Colorado
Replied: 1/23/2017
Ronald K. Nims LLC | Ronald K. Nims
Yes, filing bankruptcy will "clear up" the judgment from an auto accident, so your license can be reinstated.
Answer Applies to: Ohio
Replied: 1/16/2017
Janet A. Lawson Bankruptcy Attorney
Janet A. Lawson Bankruptcy Attorney | Janet Lawson
Yes, file for bankruptcy.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 1/14/2017
Patrick W. Currin, Attorney at Law | Patrick Currin
Most likely no, the judgment is criminal not civil in nature and won't be discharged in bankruptcy.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 1/14/2017
The Orantes Law Firm
The Orantes Law Firm | Giovanni Orantes
We have experience reinstating driver's licenses through a bankruptcy filing.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 1/14/2017
    Stephens Gourley & Bywater | David A. Stephens
    Yes, a bankruptcy would discharge the judgment. (The judgment may have expired under the statute of limitations and be noncollectable at this time.)
    Answer Applies to: Nevada
    Replied: 1/14/2017
    CARL C SILVER ATTORNEY AT LAW
    CARL C SILVER ATTORNEY AT LAW | Carl C Silver
    Yes, filing bankruptcy will get you your license back.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan
    Replied: 1/14/2017
    A Fresh Start
    A Fresh Start | Dorothy G Bunce
    It is pretty common to file bankruptcy to resolve a revoked drivers license due to an unpaid accident. But I encourage you to explore other options to resolve this matter first with an experienced attorney before looking to bankruptcy.
    Answer Applies to: Nevada
    Replied: 1/14/2017
    Richard B. Jacobson & Associates, LLC | Richard B. Jacobson
    You have not identified the state where you were licensed. State laws differ. In Wisconsin, you could get your license reinstated upon filing a bankruptcy-unless the circumstances were such (such as intoxicated driving causing bodily injury) that the claims could not be discharged in bankruptcy. In any event, almost certain the limitations period for filing a claim against you for the accident has long passed. Consult a skilled BR lawyer in your locality. It's almost always worth the investment. Good Luck
    Answer Applies to: Wisconsin
    Replied: 1/14/2017
    Ferguson & Ferguson
    Ferguson & Ferguson | Randy W. Ferguson
    Yes. It will allow you to get your license back.
    Answer Applies to: Alabama
    Replied: 1/14/2017
    Garner Law Office
    Garner Law Office | Daniel Garner
    Yes, it sounds like a bankruptcy will work to get your license reinstated, depending upon the circumstances of the accident.
    Answer Applies to: Oregon
    Replied: 1/14/2017
    Law Office of J. Thomas Black, P.C.
    Law Office of J. Thomas Black, P.C. | J. Thomas Black
    Yes, so long as it was not the result of DWI or DUID, the judgment should be dischargeable. You would be eligible to have your drivers license reinstated.
    Answer Applies to: Texas
    Replied: 1/14/2017
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