Toad wrote:The copies is probably going to be sustained if challeneged - courts do set "procedure" for filing and if you file a civil suit, you will normally have to follow their procedures, e.g., extra copies.A friend of mine applied for his CHP and was required to submit 3 copies of everything to include DL, application, qualification cert. etc. Is this allowed by state law?
I intentionally left out the county for now.
But copies of DLs or other IDs cannot be required - in fact, their is no ID required to apply for CHPs unless the locality requires fingerprinting in which case reasonable ID can be required by the police.
If your frind supplies the DL copy, it will be put in the CHP file and subject to public inspection and copying and even being put on the Internet by anyone who wants to do so.
It would be great if your friend would refuse to show ID or DL when applyhing and force the issue - obviously this means getting the application notorized before he gets tot he courthouse, which means showing ID unless the notory knows him.
He needs to be ready to have the application denied and prepared to suck it up - if the clerk refuses to accept, he should find a lawyer to bring a mandamus action in circuit ct against the clerk; if a judge denies, even better, then find a lawyer to file appeal to the Va. App. Ct.
BTW, make sure your friend knows SSNs are not required on the application and to write in "not disclosed, if any" in that block so that somebody else does not fill in that block!