Driving on a Suspended License in Virginia
Virginia DUI Attorney: Suspended License Charges
If you were arrested and charged with DUI your license will be suspended for seven days. This is an administrative suspension. Actually the Department of Motor Vehicles has the authority to revoke or suspend a driver's license for a number of reasons. You need to take action immediately and request a DMV hearing to challenge the suspension as time is limited. You could preserve your driving privileges by enlisting the help of a respected Virginia DUI attorney with many years of experience in defending clients from a DMV suspension.
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Most Virginia drivers are not aware that their license may be suspended without a hearing. Once you have been notified, or in the case of alleged DUI after you have been arrested, you can request a hearing to challenge their reasons and present evidence as to why your license should not be suspended. Usual grounds for license suspension include:
- Failure to pay traffic fines or court costs timely
- Driving without insurance
- Driving without a license
- Multiple traffic tickets
- Child support payment delinquency
- Arrest for driving on a suspended license
- DUI arrest
The regulations involved in license suspension are complex. Your best chance of successfully challenging the suspension rests in the skill and insight and expertise of an established DUI lawyer who has a thorough working knowledge of how these hearings are conducted and decided.
Driving with a Suspended License After a DUI Conviction: Virginia Law
Driving on a suspended license after a DUI conviction will have very serious consequences. Vehicle impoundment can be expected, and you could be responsible for paying for 90 days of vehicle impoundment as a minimum. If you continue to drive after license suspension, you could be caught and this is considered a serious traffic offense. Conviction can result in six months in jail, and expensive fines are part of the costs you will face, as well as a longer additional period of license suspension or revocation, which may be for an indefinite time. The aggressive DUI lawyer from the firm handles a number of these DMV hearings every month and defends clients from charges of driving on a suspended license. Don't put your future at risk. Call Attorney Pignone for a consultation right away.
Reinstating your driving privileges requires compliance with certain terms. Those who had a driver's license suspension in another state and are now residing in Virginia will be required to adhere to the law in the state in which the license was suspended. Some of the most common ways a driver's license is suspended include the following:
- Failing to pay fines or court costs that were imposed after a violation
- Failing to have car insurance or valid license plates
- Failing to pay the fee for an uninsured motor vehicle
- Failing to complete a court-ordered driver improvement clinic
- Failing to pay child support per the terms of a court order
- Failing to pay any jail fees required in your case
- A reckless driving conviction
- Too many points on license
Your reinstatement requirements will vary, based upon the case. A driver's license revocation can be the result of a conviction for a variety of charges, including but not limited to:
- DUI with Drugs
- Driving with a suspended license and DUI
- Voluntary or involuntary manslaughter as the result of a traffic accident
- Leaving the scene (hit & run)
Contact the firm for more information regarding protecting your legal right to drive.