Richmond Driver's License Restoration Lawyer
Get Back on the Road with Help from Our Criminal Defense Attorneys
In the Commonwealth of Virginia, there are many reasons why your driving
privileges may be revoked or suspended. While some are for a specified
and short period of time, others involve a mandatory five-year waiting
period from the time of the last conviction before an individual can begin
the restoration process.
Some offenses requiring the five-year waiting period on driver's license
revocation may include:
You may also need to file a petition with the courts. This is a very detailed
procedure that will require an experienced
Richmond criminal defense attorney with experience in Virginia's traffic laws. Carlson &
Collier is ready to help.
Restoring Your Driving Privileges after a Five-Year License Suspension
Anyone convicted of involuntary manslaughter, maiming while intoxicated,
or three driving under the influence (DUI) convictions within a 10-year
period will be able to petition the courts after 5 years to have their
driving privileges reinstated. Or, they may petition after 3 years to
have restricted driving privileges. They must, however, prove worthy.
An ignition interlock system will be required as well as an evaluation
to show no drug or alcohol dependency. If granted a restricted driver's
license in lieu of a restored driver's license, the Virginia Alcohol
Safety Action Program will monitor to ensure compliance. Any violations
will be reported to the courts and the restrictions may be modified or revoked.
Shorter-Period Driver's License Suspension
If convicted of reckless or
aggressive driving, the court may suspend your driver's license for a minimum of 10 days
and a maximum of 6 months. During this time the court may, in its discretion,
permit a restricted driver's license. An experienced attorney will
be able to help you with this.
Learn How Our Richmond Criminal Defense Lawyers Can Help You
These matters are detailed in the Code of Virginia §§ 46.2-391,
46.2-392, and 46.2-868. Losing your driver's license will greatly
affect your way of life. Often without a driver's license, you may
lose your job, be unable to get to the grocery store or doctors' appointments,
or even taking your kids to and from school.
Contact our attorneys at Carlson & Collier; we can help.
free case consultation with our
Richmond traffic ticket lawyers.