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Fairfax License Suspension Lawyer

A Fairfax license suspension lawyer can help you in many important ways when your right to drive has been taken away.  If you want to apply for a restricted license, fight the suspension, or get help getting your license back, contact an attorney in Fairfax for assistance.

Driving on a Suspended License

Driving with a suspended or revoked license is a crime under Virginia Code Section 46.2-301.  You could be charged with a misdemeanor offense, have your vehicle impounded, and be sentenced to jail time for driving on a suspended license.

If you are accused of driving on a suspended license, you may be able to defend yourself. You could argue that you were unaware of the fact that your license was suspended or that you drove due to necessity because of serious risk to your physical safety or health. A Fairfax license suspension attorney can help you to try to defend yourself, or to negotiate a plea bargain, if you are accused of driving on a suspended license.

Find an Experienced Fairfax License Suspension Lawyer

When your license is suspended, it is important to do everything possible to restore your right to drive as soon as you can. A Fairfax license suspension lawyer will advise you of options for getting the suspension lifted, for completing requirements to get your license back, or for arguing for a restricted license. Call today to schedule a consultation and learn more about how your attorney can help you.

License Suspension in Fairfax

The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles has a comprehensive list of situations that can result in a license suspension or a revocation of your license to drive. Your license may be suspended for:

  • Failing to pay court costs and fees for court violations.
  • Failing to maintain motor vehicle insurance coverage as required by law or failure to pay a fee for a lapse in insurance coverage.
  • Failing to successfully complete a required driver improvement clinic.
  • Nonpayment of child support.
  • Nonpayment of jail fees.
  • Conviction for reckless driving.
  • Conviction for providing alcohol for someone under 21, or to someone who is intoxicated
  • Too many demerits points on your driver’s license
  • Diagnosis with a physical or mental condition that impairs your right to drive
  • Failure to satisfy a judgment arising from a motor vehicle collision.

Your license may also be revoked for things like driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, providing false information to obtain a license, manslaughter involving a motor vehicle, or committing a felony using a motor vehicle.

Your response to a license suspension in Fairfax is going to depend upon the reasons why your right to drive has been taken away. A Fairfax license suspension lawyer will review the reason for your suspension and the laws applicable to your particular case to help you identify the steps you need to take to get your license back.

Restricted Driving Privileges with a Suspended License

A person whose driving license has been suspended or revoked may be eligible for restricted driving privileges. These privileges can be granted by the court, or by the Department of Motor Vehicles. A Fairfax license suspension lawyer will help you to determine whether to approach the court or DMV to request restricted driving privileges.

Typically, the court grants restricted driving privileges after a conviction for DUI, reckless driving, illegal possession or consumption of alcohol, or a drug violation. The DMV can restore your license by order of the court, or if you request privileges after your license was suspended for a violation of Driver Improvement Probation.

Someone who is subsequently arrested for driving with a suspended license should also contact an attorney as soon as they are able.

You need to make a compelling argument to the court regarding why you need a restricted license. This type of license is also frequently referred to as a hardship license and it is available to allow people to drive to work or fulfill family obligations that they otherwise would not be able to complete without being able to drive.

Call a Suspended License Lawyer Today

Your Fairfax license suspension lawyer will help you try to convince the court that you need to be able to drive even though your license has been suspended or revoked. There are no guaranteed outcomes in any legal matter, but the lawyers at our firm have successfully handled numerous license suspension cases. We are ready to help you, so call today.