Attain a Drivers License

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My name is Zbigniew Zmuda. I'm a 34 year old Professional Plumber, and HVAC technician living in beautiful British Columbia. At the age of 16 I was mixed up with a bad crowd and made poor decisions that led to stealing about 6 cars. I pleaded guilty, served a year in youth jail, served two years of probation, completed over 300 hours of community service and payed thousands of dollars in fines and restitution. 

Since I was 17 years old, I've grown into a man my family and friends are proud of. I've never re-offended or had any incidents since I was a child. I work very hard, never took a loan, welfare or unemployment.  I hope to run my own company very soon and to also meet a great girl and start a family. I hope to own a house and a car and to live a normal life. It's very difficult living without a drivers license as it's required everyday for work and occasionally for life and leisure.

I've been suspended since I was 17 years old, I've had a conditional drivers permit from the age of 23 to 27. In order to attain a license in BC, Manitoba has to completely remove the life time suspension (full remission).

I will not take driving for granted as its been on my mind every day of my adult life. Every time I had to wait for a ride from my boss to / from a job site. Every time I've carried a pack pack full of groceries home in the rain or through the snow. Even if I was sick, I had to choice, I had to eat and provide for my dog as well.

In my last appeal with the MB license suspension  appeal board, I was denied on the grounds that "It's contrary to Public Interest" to grant me driving privileges at this time. In the hearing the board asks to describe personal hardships and how attaining my license could benefit the public. I've very clearly demonstrated the hardships that I've had to deal with and shown that I am not the boy I was when I made those mistakes all those years ago.

I am asking for support from the public as I strongly believe that once I had my drivers license I will not only never take it for granted but I will continue to work hard to achieve my goals and to continue being a productive member of society.

 

Thank you all so very much for your support.



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