Virginia License Restoration Lawyers
Looking to Restore Your Driving Privileges in the Newport News or Virginia Beach areas? We Can Help.
If your Virginia driver's license was revoked or disqualified because of a third DUI conviction or felony DUI, the restoration of your driving privileges is not automatic. After the revocation period ends, you must apply to have your driver's license restored. The process is not always easy, as it requires that you petition the Circuit Court, collect a Compliance Summary, be evaluated by VASAP, and attend a hearing where the prosecutor may oppose your restoration.. If you don't complete each step and submit the necessary documents timely and accurately, the judge may deny your request.
At Tillotson & Martin, our Virginia driver's license restoration attorneys are here to guide you through the process of getting your driving privileges back. We know the hardships people can face when they cannot drive on Virginia (or any other) roads. That is why we work diligently to ensure that you get through each step of restoration. Backed by nearly 40 years of combined experience, our team knows this process well and can answer your questions and provide sound guidance throughout.
What's the Process for Restoring My Driver's License After a DUI?
To work toward reinstating your driving privileges after a DUI, you must request a Compliance Summary from the DMV. The report contains a list of all requirements you must complete before your driver's license will be restored. You may have to satisfy one or several conditions. Our Newport News & Virginia Beach DUI lawyers can review the Summary with you and help you determine what your next steps should be.
After you get your Compliance Summary and have an understanding of how to proceed, you must ensure that you meet all requirements.
That may mean you must:
- Petition the appropriate Circuit Court
- Be evaluated by VASAP and complete recommended treatment
- Defend your freedom to drive in a court hearing
The above are just a few examples. You may have other requirements to satisfy.
How Much Does It Cost to Reinstate My Driver's License in Virginia?
Several different issues can result in a driver's license revocation. For instance, you may have lost your privileges because you were convicted of driving while intoxicated or refusing a breath or blood test.
The cost to reinstate your driver's license depends on the reason it was revoked. Typically, reinstatement fees range from $45 to $120.
What Happens If I Drive While My Driver's License Is Revoked?
In Virginia, it's unlawful for a person to drive on a suspended, revoked, or disqualified driver's license. If you engage in such conduct, you could be charged with a Class 1 misdemeanor. A conviction may result in up to 12 months in jail and/or a fine of up to $2,500.
Rather than risk facing severe penalties for driving while your driver's license is suspended, get skilled legal help from our Virginia DUI attorneys at Tillotson & Martin. We can work toward getting you lawfully back on the road as quickly as possible.
Get Legal Representation You Can Count On
Our Coastal Virginia driver's license restoration lawyers got into DWI law to help people. We genuinely care about our clients and the outcomes of their DUI cases and DUI-related matters.
We Wrote the Book.
We were tasked with writing the book on Virginia DUI Law by Thomson Reuters Westlaw, the leading authority in legal publishing. Prosecutors, defense attorneys, and judges often turn to this resource.
We Possess the Knowledge.
Not only are our attorneys committed to attending continued education courses, they lecture and teach courses themselves. In a field as scientific and technical as DUI Defense, keeping our knowledge up to date is crucial to crafting our clients' defense strategies.
We Truly Care.
Mike Tillotson & Jeff Martin go the extra mile for their clients. Our team realizes that this is your future at stake and we will employ every strategy to ensure that we are providing you with the best representation possible.
We Have the Fight to Win.
With nearly 40 years of combined experience, Mike Tillotson and Jeff Martin have successfully handled thousands of DUI cases, and has tried cases across the entire state of Virginia.
Learn more about Attorney Mike Tillotson and Attorney Jeff Martin. They have the experience and expertise that your case requires. Get started on your defense today!