Driving on a Suspended License in VA
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In the state of Virginia as in other states operating a motor vehicle is considered a privilege and not a right. If your driver's license has been suspended, you are expected to refrain from driving. If you are found driving with a suspended or revoked license you will be facing some serious legal repercussions.
Getting competent representation to help you fight the charge can be accomplished when you bring your case to the Law Office of Shawn M. Cline, P.C. serving clients in Virginia Beach and Hampton Roads. Our firm has a reputation for skilled legal representation combined with personalized service. Our founding attorney has been helping clients throughout this area for the past ten years and has a strong track record of effective results.
Penalties for Driving on a Suspended License in Virginia
Under Section 46.2 – 301 of Virginia law, driving on a suspended or revoked license is a Class 1 misdemeanor. This offense carries potential penalties of up to a year in jail and / or a fine of up to $2,500. Your vehicle may also be impounded for up to 90 days upon a conviction. All costs connected with the impoundment, including removal and storage fees, will be owed by you. You will also face the potential for a new license suspension for the same amount of time as your original suspension, which could be for another 90 days. Thus, you will have to serve two license suspensions back to back.
In cases where a third or subsequent conviction of this offense has occurred within 10 years, you will face a mandatory minimum jail sentence of 10 days. Your license can be suspended for a failure to pay traffic fines or costs in connection with earlier traffic offenses or criminal convictions.
In the case of a suspended license, you can petition the court for authorization to obtain a restricted license.
Reputable and Reliable Legal Representation
As you can see, driving on a suspended or revoked license has serious consequences which can drastically impact your life. Your job and other responsibilities may be compromised by the fact that you will not be able to drive and will owe further court costs. To get the help you need in bringing about the best resolution to your case, contact our firm to arrange for a free case review with Attorney Cline today.