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Driver's Licenses

Driver's licenses not only make it legally permissible for you to drive a car, they also serve as a common form of identification, making it possible to board airplanes and sign notarized documents. We're here to help with the legal particulars of how to get a driver's license so that yours is always active and accurate.

If you don't have a driver's license yet, your state's DMV may ask you to sign up for a driver's education course. Once you've learned the rules of the road, apply for a permit at the local DMV, where you'll also be asked to take a test based on the DMV driver's handbook. After that and a little driver training, your wallet will soon be home to a brand new driver's license.

Most state DMV departments require driver's license renewals every few years. Some states allow you to renew online, but occasionally a DMV visit is necessary to update your photo or if your name changes. In these cases, you'll want to make sure you have any required paperwork in order to verify your identity and citizenship. If your state asks you to retake your driving tests, it's wise to stay current on the DMV driver's handbook.

Below you'll find some articles with more information about applying for and renewing driver's licenses. If you hit any snags along the way and need professional help, just let us know and we'll find a lawyer for you.