When you’re a first-time matrimont, you can make the most of the first time you’re allowed to get a marriage license.
But if you have a history of criminal convictions, you’ll need to have a license from the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV).
Here are some things you should know before you apply.
Who is eligible to get their first license?
Anyone who has been convicted of a felony or a misdemeanor, and who has not had a license for more than three years.
People who are currently incarcerated and who have a felony conviction or misdemeanor conviction within the last six months.
Anyone who is currently incarcerated for more time than three months and who was released from prison within the past year.
Anyone with an active sentence of more than six months and has not been released from jail within the previous three years and has no criminal record.
The person’s last conviction, if it was for an offense other than DUI.
In the past three years, any felony conviction.
The current conviction.
If you have been arrested for a felony.
And the person you’re applying for the license from:Any other person who is convicted of an offense for which the court imposed a sentence of less than six weeks.
The DMV can accept applications from anyone who is:A licensed practical nurse, licensed home health aide, or a licensed health care professional.
If a license is denied, the DMV will give you a letter saying why and the deadline for completing the application.
The deadline for getting your marriage license is March 31.
If you don’t apply by then, the license will expire on June 30.