I recently got a Statement of Issues letter in the mail from the DRE. I passed my exam on the first try back in June 2020 (1 year ago). When I was 22, I made a dumb mistake and I got a federal felony on my record, it was a “maintaining a drug premises” charge. This happened in 2016, when I was 22, I did my bid, I got out, and now at age 27 I have completely flipped my life around, I should add that, that is literally the only charge I’ve ever had in my life. I was a good person then, I’m still a good person now, I just made a dumb mistake. I’ve already been tortured enough, while I was in, my wife mentally left me (broke up w/ me right after I got out) and now I do 1 week – 1 week with my son. I’ve done my grieving and crying, and now I just want to create a better future for myself and my son. Not to mention my mother who went wild because her son was going to prison. I’ve already hurt enough people. I would have worked so hard this past year had I had my license, I’ve just been an idle duck feeling down waiting for this license, and getting the denial letter has just killed my motivation. Can anyone give me any advice and tips and how to go forward with the appeal and process. I don’t want to lose this opportunity.
Side notes that are irrelevant:
my ex wife has put a court order to take full custody of my son (stress levels through the roof)
I passed my Life Insurance exam recently and plan on passing my Property and Casualty next, I’m hoping I don’t get denied from those too.
I’m trying to be an awesome member of society. I’m trying.