If you have had your driver’s license revoked, you may face many frustrating and challenging obstacles when attempting to get it reinstated. The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicle rules are not always clear and the laws can be complex, especially for habitual offenders. If you run afoul of the law too many times, Virginia makes it difficult to become a fully licensed driver again.
Whether this suspension was due to driving while intoxicated, excessive points, or another infraction that results in driving privileges being suspended, each has a unique set of requirements and procedural hurdles to cross before the state allows you to fully drive again. These can be frustrating for those unfamiliar with the process, so a qualified lawyer can help guide you through the process and explain each step.
Because a driver’s license is vital for those who need to get to work or school, losing the right can drive can prevent a person from doing their daily activities. Getting your license back will likely include at least some of the following requirements:
- Proof that fines have been paid
- An SR22 or FR44
- Attending a driver improvement clinic
- Pay reinstatement fees
Depending on the reason for your suspension or revocation there may be more requirements in order to become a fully licensed driver again in the state of Virginia. The Virginia driver’s license reinstatement attorneys at The Law Offices of Patrick N. Anderson and Associates can work with you to make sure all the requirements have been met.
Even though you have the right to defend yourself on your own, it may ease your mind to hire a lawyer with the experience and expertise in the legal system to make sure you get the best results possible for your case. And because this can be such a detail-oriented process an attorney can help make sure that you have all the necessary paperwork and forms to get your license back as soon as possible. The cost of an attorney is far outweighed by the cost of missed work or the cost of relying on public transit to get you around. Getting your license back means a return to full independence which is invaluable.
Oftentimes, if you want to get your license reinstated in Virginia, you need to attend a formal hearing. In Virginia, in order to obtain your license, you must now prove “legal presence” or that you are lawfully in the United States in order to be eligible to reinstate your license. If you are not a United State citizen, this can be very cumbersome and require meticulous documentation. A license reinstatement attorney can help navigate these proceedings.
At the Law Offices of Patrick N. Anderson and Associates in Virginia, we will represent you in these proceedings. We can make this difficult, frustrating process much simpler. We will promptly answer any and all questions, allowing you the peace of mind to know that your case is proceeding well and that you are on track to become a fully licensed driver again. With 30 years of experience successfully representing people attempting to get their license back, in addition to all types of criminal cases, we know the system. We have helped plenty of Virginians get their drivers licenses back and return to independence. We are one of Virginia’s largest and leading criminal and traffic defense firms and we can fight for you. Our legal area of coverage spans across Arlington, Fairfax, Alexandria, and Northern Virginia vicinity.