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SUSPENDED LICENSE DEFENSE VIRGINIA LAWYER

Virginia Traffic Lawyer

Our firm defends clients charged with driving on suspended license or revoked license or no operator’s license in Virginia. The penalties for driving on a suspended license are a maximum of $2500 fine and 1 year in jail.

We have client meeting locations throughout Virginia: Fairfax, Richmond, Virginia Beach, Prince William, Loudoun, Fredericksburg & Lynchburg.

Virginia Suspended License Defense Laws

Virginia Suspended License Defense Laws

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Virginia Driving On Suspended License:

Virginia Code 46.2-301. Driving while license, permit, or privilege to drive suspended or revoked

  1. A. In addition to any other penalty provided by this section, any motor vehicle administratively impounded or immobilized under the provisions of § 46.2-301.1 may, in the discretion of the court, be impounded or immobilized for an additional period of up to 90 days upon conviction of an offender for driving while his driver’s license, learner’s permit, or privilege to drive a motor vehicle has been suspended or revoked for (i) a violation of § 18.2-36.1, 18.2-51.4, 18.2-266, 18.2-272, or 46.2-341.24 or a substantially similar ordinance or law in any other jurisdiction or (ii) driving after adjudication as an habitual offender, where such adjudication was based in whole or in part on an alcohol-related offense, or where such person’s license has been administratively suspended under the provisions of § 46.2-391.2. However, if, at the time of the violation, the offender was driving a motor vehicle owned by another person, the court shall have no jurisdiction over such motor vehicle but may order the impoundment or immobilization of a motor vehicle owned solely by the offender at the time of arrest. All costs of impoundment or immobilization, including removal or storage expenses, shall be paid by the offender prior to the release of his motor vehicle.
  2. B. Except as provided in §§ 46.2-304 and 46.2-357, no resident or nonresident (i) whose driver’s license, learner’s permit, or privilege to drive a motor vehicle has been suspended or revoked or (ii) who has been directed not to drive by any court or by the Commissioner, or (iii) who has been forbidden, as prescribed by operation of any statute of the Commonwealth or a substantially similar ordinance of any county, city or town, to operate a motor vehicle in the Commonwealth shall thereafter drive any motor vehicle or any self-propelled machinery or equipment on any highway in the Commonwealth until the period of such suspension or revocation has terminated or the privilege has been reinstated or a restricted license is issued pursuant to subsection E. A clerk’s notice of suspension of license for failure to pay fines or costs given in accordance with § 46.2-395 shall be sufficient notice for the purpose of maintaining a conviction under this section. For the purposes of this section, the phrase “motor vehicle or any self-propelled machinery or equipment” shall not include mopeds.
  3. C. A violation of subsection B is a Class 1 misdemeanor. A third or subsequent offense occurring within a 10-year period shall include a mandatory minimum term of confinement in jail of 10 days. However, the court shall not be required to impose a mandatory minimum term of confinement in any case where a motor vehicle is operated in violation of this section in a situation of apparent extreme emergency which requires such operation to save life or limb.
  4. D. Upon a violation of subsection B, the court shall suspend the person’s license or privilege to drive a motor vehicle for the same period for which it had been previously suspended or revoked. In the event the person violated subsection B by driving during a period of suspension or revocation which was not for a definite period of time, the court shall suspend the person’s license, permit or privilege to drive for an additional period not to exceed 90 days, to commence upon the expiration of the previous suspension or revocation or to commence immediately if the previous suspension or revocation has expired.
  5. E. Any person who is otherwise eligible for a restricted license may petition each court that suspended his license pursuant to subsection D for authorization for a restricted license, provided that the period of time for which the license was suspended by the court pursuant to subsection D, if measured from the date of conviction, has expired, even though the suspension itself has not expired. A court may, for good cause shown, authorize the Department of Motor Vehicles to issue a restricted license for any of the purposes set forth in subsection E of § 18.2-271.1. No restricted license shall be issued unless each court that issued a suspension of the person’s license pursuant to subsection D authorizes the Department to issue a restricted license. Any restricted license issued pursuant to this subsection shall be in effect until the expiration of any and all suspensions issued pursuant to subsection D, except that it shall automatically terminate upon the expiration, cancellation, suspension, or revocation of the person’s license or privilege to drive for any other cause. No restricted license issued pursuant to this subsection shall permit a person to operate a commercial motor vehicle as defined in the Commercial Driver’s License Act (§ 46.2-341.1 et seq.). The court shall forward to the Commissioner a copy of its authorization entered pursuant to this subsection, which shall specifically enumerate the restrictions imposed and contain such information regarding the person to whom such a license is issued as is reasonably necessary to identify the person. The court shall also provide a copy of its authorization to the person, who may not operate a motor vehicle until receipt from the Commissioner of a restricted license. A copy of the restricted license issued by the Commissioner shall be carried at all times while operating a motor vehicle.
  6. F. Any person who operates a motor vehicle or any self-propelled machinery or equipment in violation of the terms of a restricted license issued pursuant to subsection E of § 18.2-271.1 is not guilty of a violation of this section but is guilty of a violation of § 18.2-272.

Some of the courts we cover in Virginia:

Fairfax Circuit Court Richmond Circuit Court
4110 Chain Bridge Road
Fairfax, VA 22030
400 North Ninth Street
John Marshall Courts Building
Richmond, VA 23219
Fairfax General District Court Richmond General District Court
4110 Chain Bridge Road
Fairfax, VA 22030
920 Hull Street, Northside
Richmond, VA 23224-4070
Fairfax Juvenile & Domestic Relations District Court Richmond Juvenile & Domestic Relations District Court
4110 Chain Bridge Road
Fairfax, VA 22030-4020
Oliver Hill Courts Building
1600 Oliver Hill WaySuite C181
Richmond, VA 23219-1214
Prince William Circuit Court Loudoun Circuit Court
9311 Lee Avenue
Manassas, VA 20110
P. O. Box 55018 E. Market St., 3rd floor
Leesburg, VA 20178
Prince William General District Court Loudoun General District Court
9311 Lee Avenue
Manassas, VA 20110-5586
18 East Market Street
Leesburg, VA 20176
Prince William Juvenile & Domestic Relations District Court Loudoun Juvenile & Domestic Relations District Court
9311 Lee Avenue
Manassas, VA 20110-5555
18 East Market Street
Leesburg, VA 20176

 

Virginia Beach Circuit Court
2425 Nimmo Parkway
Building 10, 4th Floor
Virginia Beach, VA 23456-9017
Virginia Beach General District Court
2425 Nimmo Parkway
Virginia Beach, VA 23456-9057
Virginia Beach Juvenile & Domestic Relations District
Court
2425 Nimmo Parkway, Building 10
Judicial Complex 10 AMunicipal Center
Virginia Beach, VA 23456

VIRGINIA CODE 46.2-301- SUSPENDED LICENSE

Name of offense Statute What constitutes an offense Punishment
Driving on suspended license Va Code § 46.2-301(A) Driving while license, learner’s has been suspended or revoked for a violation of § 18.2-36.1, 18.2-51.4, 18.2-266, 18.2-272, or 46.2-341.24 or driving after adjudication as an habitual offender Impounded or immobilized for an additional period of up to 90 days
Va Code §46.2-301(B) Driving after license is suspended or after being forbidden to drive by any court or the Commissioner, or forbidden by operation of any statutes of the Commonwealth Class 1 misdemeanor
Driving on suspended license – a third or subsequent offense occurring within a 10-year period Va Code §46.2-301(C) Third offense within 10 years driving on a suspended license Mandatory minimum term of confinement in jail of 10 days
Virginia. Code §46.2-301(D) Upon a violation of subsection B The court shall suspend the person’s license or privilege to drive a motor vehicle for the same period for which it had been previously suspended or revoked.Or

When the suspension or revocation was not for a definite period of time, the court shall suspend the person’s license, permit or privilege to drive for an additional period not to exceed 90 days, to commence upon the expiration of the previous suspension or revocation or to commence immediately if the previous suspension or revocation has expired.

We also cover the following courts in Virginia:

Herndon General District Court
765 Lynn Street,
Herndon, VA 20170
Vienna General District Court
127 South Center Street,
Vienna, VA 22180
Falls Church General District Court
300 Park Avenue, Room 107E
Falls Church, VA 22046-3350

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These summaries are provided by the SRIS Law Group. They represent the firm’s unofficial views of the Justices’ opinions. The original opinions should be consulted for their authoritative content.

Driving Suspended License Virginia Laws Revoke No Operators Fairfax Richmond Beach Loudoun Prince William

Driving on Suspended/Revoked/No Operators License Defense

Virginia Lawyers

Driving with a suspended license is a serious crime in Virginia. If you are charged with driving with a suspended license in Virginia, call the SRIS, P.C. lawyers in Virginia.

In every state, it is against the law to drive when you driver’s license is suspended or revoked. Some of the acronyms for driving with a suspended license are DOS & No OL. Driving when you don’t have a license is also against the law in Virginia. Especially if your right to apply for a license has been suspended or revoked in Virginia. A person who drives a motor vehicle in another state while their licenses is suspended or revoked in the state they originally obtained their license from may also be charged with a driving with a suspended or revoked license.

Driving on Suspended License In Virginia Laws

Driving on Suspended License In Virginia Laws

The Law Offices of SRIS, P.C. has client meeting locations in Virginia: Fairfax, Loudoun, Fredericksburg, Lynchburg, Fredericksburg, Manassas, Richmond & Virginia Beach.

If you wish to consult with a Virginia lawyer about a Driving on Suspended or Revoked License case in Virginia, please call us at 888-437-7747.

Driving with a suspended license is generally treated as an infraction or misdemeanor. Depending on the state you are charged in, you could receive a sentence of up to one year in jail and a substantial fine.

Depending on the situation, a person can even have their license revoked. This terminates the person’s privilege of driving. This will require the individual who license was revoked to get a new license.

If your license has been suspended in Virginia, then your right to drive is taken away for a period of time. The length of time your license will be suspended for can be as little as 10 day up to as much as one year. An example of having your driver’s licenses suspended for one year is if you have been convicted of a DUI. Your suspension will end only after one year.

In Virginia, the law requires the Motor Vehicles Division (DMV) to suspend or revoke a license for certain types of offenses such as a failure to pay fines or court costs. Also, most judges have the authority to suspend a license if it is related to a traffic offense conviction such as reckless driving.

Your license can even be suspended for failure to obey a court order. An example of this is failing to pay fine ordered by the court or completing a program ordered by the court if it is driving related.

In Virginia, you are required to have car insurance and failure to provide the division of motor vehicles such proof can result in suspension of your license.

The above mentioned are just some of the different types of reasons why your license may be suspended in Virginia.

If your driver’s license is suspended or revoked in Virginia, the division of motor vehicles must give notice of the suspension or revocation to the driver. Generally, notice is given by mailing via first class mail or certified mail. The notice of suspension or revocation is mailed to the address DMV has on record. Most states require a licensed driver to notify DMV within 30 days of moving to a new address of the move.

Some of the courts we cover in Virginia:

Fairfax Circuit Court Richmond Circuit Court
4110 Chain Bridge Road

Fairfax, VA 22030

400 North Ninth Street

John Marshall Courts Building

Richmond, VA 23219

Fairfax General District Court Richmond General District Court
4110 Chain Bridge Road

Fairfax, VA 22030

920 Hull Street, Northside

Richmond, VA 23224-4070

Fairfax Juvenile & Domestic Relations District Court Richmond Juvenile & Domestic Relations District Court
4110 Chain Bridge Road

Fairfax, VA 22030-4020

Oliver Hill Courts Building

1600 Oliver Hill Way Suite C181

Richmond, VA 23219-1214

Prince William Circuit Court Loudoun Circuit Court
9311 Lee Avenue

Manassas, VA 20110

P. O. Box 55018 E. Market St., 3rd floor

Leesburg, VA 20178

Prince William General District Court Loudoun General District Court
9311 Lee Avenue

Manassas, VA 20110-5586

18 East Market Street

Leesburg, VA 20176

Prince William Juvenile & Domestic Relations District Court Loudoun Juvenile & Domestic Relations District Court
9311 Lee Avenue

Manassas, VA 20110-5555

18 East Market Street

Leesburg, VA 20176

 

Virginia Beach Circuit Court
2425 Nimmo Parkway

Building 10, 4th Floor

Virginia Beach, VA 23456-9017

Virginia Beach General District Court
2425 Nimmo Parkway

Virginia Beach, VA 23456-9057

Virginia Beach Juvenile & Domestic Relations District
Court
2425 Nimmo Parkway, Building 10

Judicial Complex 10 A Municipal Center

Virginia Beach, VA 23456

In most cases, even if a person’s license is suspended as a result of a traffic violation, the person may request the court or DMV, depending on the state, for a restricted license. The restricted license will be authorized only for very limited purposes such as getting to and from work, going to the doctor, dropping of and picking up children from school or daycare, etc. Also, the person is only authorized to drive for a certain number of hours during the day. If the person drives outside of the restrictions authorized, the person is deemed to be driving while suspended.

The Virginia defense attorneys at SRIS, P.C. are very experienced in assisting clients who have been charged with a driving on suspended / revoked or no operator’s license. Please call us at 888-437-7747.

Also, our staff and defense lawyers in Virginia speak the following languages in addition to English: Tamil, Arabic, Hindi, Telugu, Cantonese, Mandarin, Malaysian, Spanish & French.

we also cover the following courts in Virginia:

Herndon General District Court
765 Lynn Street,

Herndon, VA 20170

Vienna General District Court
127 South Center Street,

Vienna, VA 22180

Falls Church General District Court
300 Park Avenue, Room 107E

Falls Church, VA 22046-3350

Article written by A Sris
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Disclaimer:

These summaries are provided by the SRIS Law Group. They represent the firm’s unofficial views of the Justices’ opinions. The original opinions should be consulted for their authoritative content.

Hit Run Laws Virginia Laws 46.2-894 Fairfax Richmond Beach Loudoun Prince William

Hit & Run Defense – Virginia Lawyers

There are many different applicable laws & penalties for hit & run charges in Virginia. First and foremost, it can be charged as a misdemeanor or a felony offense.

If you have been charged with hit & run in Virginia, contact our law firm immediately for help.

We have client meeting locations in Fairfax, Richmond, Virginia Beach, Loudoun, Prince William, Fredericksburg & Lynchburg.

Virginia Code 46.2-894. Duty of driver to stop, etc., in event of accident involving injury or death or damage to attended property; penalty.

Hit Run Laws Virginia Laws 46.2-894

Hit Run Laws Virginia Laws 46.2-894

The driver of any vehicle involved in an accident in which a person is killed or injured or in which an attended vehicle or other attended property is damaged shall immediately stop as close to the scene of the accident as possible without obstructing traffic, as provided in § 46.2-888, and report his name, address, driver’s license number, and vehicle registration number forthwith to the State Police or local law-enforcement agency, to the person struck and injured if such person appears to be capable of understanding and retaining the information, or to the driver or some other occupant of the vehicle collided with or to the custodian of other damaged property. The driver shall also render reasonable assistance to any person injured in such accident, including taking such injured person to a physician, surgeon, or hospital if it is apparent that medical treatment is necessary or is requested by the injured person.

Where, because of injuries sustained in the accident, the driver is prevented from complying with the foregoing provisions of this section, the driver shall, as soon as reasonably possible, make the required report to the State Police or local law-enforcement agency and make a reasonable effort to locate the person struck, or the driver or some other occupant of the vehicle collided with, or the custodian of the damaged property, and report to such person or persons his name, address, driver’s license number, and vehicle registration number.

Any person convicted of a violation of this section is guilty of (i) a Class 5 felony if the accident results in injury to or the death of any person, or if the accident results in more than $ 1000 of damage to property or (ii) a Class 1 misdemeanor if the accident results in damage of $ 1000 or less to property.

Virginia Code 46.2-900. Penalty for violation of §§ 46.2-895 through 46.2-897.

Any person convicted of violating the provisions of §§ 46.2-895 through 46.2-897 shall, if such accident results in injury to or the death of any person, be guilty of a Class 6 felony. If such accident results only in damage to property, the person so convicted shall be guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor; however, if the vehicle or other property struck is unattended and such damage is less than $250, such person shall be guilty of a Class 4 misdemeanor. A motor vehicle operator convicted of a Class 4 misdemeanor under this section shall be assigned three demerit points by the Commissioner of the Department of Motor Vehicles.

Virginia Code 46.2-901. Suspension of driver’s license for failure to report certain accidents.

Any person convicted of violating the provisions of §§ 46.2-894 through 46.2-897 may be punished, in addition to the penalties provided in §§ 46.2-894 and 46.2-900, if such accident resulted only in damage to property and such damage exceeded $500, by suspension of his license or privilege to operate a motor vehicle on the highways of the Commonwealth for a period not to exceed six months by the court. This section shall in no case be construed to limit the authority or duty of the Commissioner with respect to revocation of licenses for violation of §§ 46.2-894 through 46.2-897 as provided in Article 10 (§ 46.2-364 et seq.) of Chapter 3 of this title. Any license revoked under the provisions of this section shall be surrendered to the court to be disposed of in accordance with the provisions of § 46.2-398.

Some of the courts we cover in Virginia:

Fairfax Circuit Court Richmond Circuit Court
4110 Chain Bridge Road

Fairfax, VA 22030

400 North Ninth Street

John Marshall Courts Building

Richmond, VA 23219

Fairfax General District Court Richmond General District Court
4110 Chain Bridge Road

Fairfax, VA 22030

920 Hull Street, Northside

Richmond, VA 23224-4070

Fairfax Juvenile & Domestic Relations District Court Richmond Juvenile & Domestic Relations District Court
4110 Chain Bridge Road

Fairfax, VA 22030-4020

Oliver Hill Courts Building

1600 Oliver Hill WaySuite C181

Richmond, VA 23219-1214

Prince William Circuit Court Loudoun Circuit Court
9311 Lee Avenue

Manassas, VA 20110

P. O. Box 55018 E. Market St., 3rd floor

Leesburg, VA 20178

Prince William General District Court Loudoun General District Court
9311 Lee Avenue

Manassas, VA 20110-5586

18 East Market Street

Leesburg, VA 20176

Prince William Juvenile & Domestic Relations District Court Loudoun Juvenile & Domestic Relations District Court
9311 Lee Avenue

Manassas, VA 20110-5555

18 East Market Street

Leesburg, VA 20176

 

Virginia Beach Circuit Court
2425 Nimmo Parkway

Building 10, 4th Floor

Virginia Beach, VA 23456-9017

Virginia Beach General District Court
2425 Nimmo Parkway

Virginia Beach, VA 23456-9057

Virginia Beach Juvenile & Domestic Relations District
Court
2425 Nimmo Parkway, Building 10

Judicial Complex 10AMunicipal Center

Virginia Beach, VA 23456

HIT RUN LAWS VIRGINIA LAWS 46.2-894

Va. Code Penalties
Hit & Run Laws Virginia

DUTY OF THE DRIVER

Va. Code § 46.2-894

Duty of the driver to stop in event of accident involving injury or
death or damage to attended property.

If the accident results in injury to or the death of any person, or if the accident results in more than $1000 of damage to property. Class 5 Felony (imprisonment 1 to 10 years, or in the discretion of the jury or the court — confinement in jail for up to 12 months or fine up to $2,500 either or both)
If the accident results in damage of $1000 or less to
property.
Class 1 Misdemeanor (Imprisonment up to 12 months or
fine up to $2,500 either or both)
Hit & Run Laws Virginia

Va. Code § 46.2-900

Duty of the driver to stop in event of accident involving injury or death ordamage to unattended property.

If the accident results in more than $250 of damage to property. Class 1 Misdemeanor (Imprisonment up to 12 months or
fine up to $2,500 either or both)
If the accident results in less than $250 of damage to property Class 4 Misdemeanor (Fine up to $250)
Hit & Run Laws Virginia

DUTY OF THE CO-PASSENGER

Va. Code § 46.2-900.

In case the driver fails to stop and make the report then it’s a duty of the co-passenger who were sixteen years or older in the vehicle shall
inform to the police regarding the accident within 24 hours

Accidents involving injury, death, or damage to attended property Class 6 felony (imprisonment of 1 to 5 years, or
confinement in jail up to 12 months and a fine up to $2,500, either or both.)
Accident in which no person is killed or injured, but
caused damage to the unattended property, in which damage is more than $250
Class 1 Misdemeanor (Imprisonment up to 12 months or fine up to $2,500 either or both)
Accident in which no person is killed or injured, but
caused damage to the unattended property, in which damage is less than $250
Class 4 Misdemeanor (Fine up to $250)
Hit & Run Laws Virginia

Va. Code § 46.2-901

In case of above said accident resulted only in damage to property and such damage exceeded $500. In addition to the above mentioned penalties the
driver’s license may be suspended up to six months.

If you have been charged with hit & run in Virginia, contact our firm immediately for help.

We have client meeting locations in Fairfax, Richmond, Virginia Beach, Loudoun, Prince William, Fredericksburg & Lynchburg.

we also covered the following courts in Virginia:

Herndon General District Court
765 Lynn Street,

Herndon, VA 20170

Vienna General District Court
127 South Center Street,

Vienna, VA 22180

Falls Church General District Court
300 Park Avenue, Room 107E

Falls Church, VA 22046-3350

 

Article written by A Sris
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Disclaimer:

These summaries are provided by the SRIS Law Group. They represent the firm’s unofficial views of the Justices’ opinions. The original opinions should be consulted for their authoritative content.