Driving on a Suspended License in Virginia
Virginia DUI Attorney Fighting Your Charges
If you were arrested and charged with DUI, your license will be suspended
for seven days, which is an administrative suspension by the Department
of Motor Vehicles. 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.
DUI Lawyer in Fairfax, Fauquier & Prince William County
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
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 a 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
Virginia 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. Our office is located in Manassas, and
we serve clients throughout Prince William County, Fairfax County, and
How Can I Reinstate My Drivers' License?
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
- 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.