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Driving On Suspended or Revoked License

Virginia Driving-On-Suspended-License Defense Attorney

At the Law Office of Robert T. Dearborn in Fairfax, we concentrate primarily on defending individuals charged with traffic violations. We have represented more than 3,500 people charged with driving offenses in Virginia, ranging from speeding to driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs (DUI), driving while intoxicated (DWI), reckless driving and driving following the suspension or revocation of a license.

Receiving a traffic citation or summons for driving on a suspended or revoked license is a misdemeanor offense which carries with it up to one year in jail and/or a $2,500 fine, and a loss of license with no possibility of a restricted operator's license to drive to and from work or school.

For an experienced traffic law lawyer with the know-how to protect your rights contact the Law Office of Robert T. Dearborn. Phone us at 703-350-4804 or E-mail for a free initial half-hour consultation.

Driving While Privileges Have Been Revoked or Suspended

The Commonwealth of Virginia distinguishes between three separate offenses associated with driving a vehicle without a valid driver's license:

  • Driving without a valid operator's license - This is a class 2 misdemeanor punishable by a fine of up to $1,000 and a jail term of up to six months.
  • Driving on a suspended license - This is a class 1 misdemeanor punishable by a fine of up to $2,500 and a jail term of up to one year. In addition this offense carries a loss of the privilege to drive for up to 90 days.
  • Driving after loss of license - This is a class 1 misdemeanor punishable by a fine of up to $2,500 and a jail term of up to one year. In addition, this offense carries an additional loss of license for the same period the license was originally suspended.

If this is not your first time being charged with driving on a suspended license, driving without a valid operator's license charge - or another driving offense such as driving under the influence (DUI/DWI) - be especially aware that many prosecutors in the Commonwealth will seek active jail time and additional loss of license. Many judges will also be inclined to mete out harsher sentences for second-time offenders.

Whether you are a first-time offender or have been arrested previously for a serious traffic violation, the help of a skilled traffic violations attorney who knows the Virginia law and the courts can help. Contact the Law Office of Robert T. Dearborn. Phone us at 703-350-4804 or E-mail for free initial half-hour consultation to discuss the specifics of your case.

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10523A West Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030
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