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.
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Richmond Criminal Defense Lawyer

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