Virginia Restoration of Driving Privileges Lawyer
Driving in Virginia is a privilege. If your Virginia privilege to operate a motor vehicle is revoked, then you may need to file and argue a petition for restoration of your driving privilege before a Virginia Circuit Court. Such petitions are required to reinstate driving privileges if you have been convicted of a felony DUI offense or were adjudicated or determined to be a Habitual Offender. The Commonwealth Attorney and or the Virginia Alcohol Safety Action Program (VASAP) will likely object to your petition.
Top Rated Driver’s License Restoration Attorney
Experienced Lawyers who Represent Clients with Petitions to Restore Driving
Riley & Wells Attorneys-At-Law is an established central Virginia law firm with over 60 years of combined experience. We successfully represent clients whose driving privileges have been revoked and need to petition a Virginia Circuit Court to restore their privileges. In some cases, the petitioner has moved to another state and they need to clear up their Virginia status in the National Driver Registry.
Revoked Driver’s License Attorney will Petition the Circuit Court
Various documents are needed in order to properly draft and file a Petition for Restoration of Driving Privilege with a Circuit Court. Our lawyers will first request a copy of the Virginia DMV compliance summary and a copy of the Virginia driving record. These documents will provide necessary important information. They will indicate if a revoked driver is required to petition a Circuit Court for restoration. They will also indicate if the revoked driver is eligible to petition a Circuit Court.
NOTE: Eligibility does not automatically mean the petition will be granted by the Court.
Circuit Court Driving Privilege Petitions Require VASAP Evaluation
Virginia law requires the Circuit Court to order VASAP to conduct an evaluation of the petitioner prior to acting on the petition. The VASAP assessment will include the petitioner’s degree of alcohol abuse, appropriate treatment, if any, and recommendations. Be prepared for VASAP to not recommend restoration of driving privileges based on a Commission guideline. This is where an experienced attorney will present your best case. VASAP guidelines and recommendations are not binding on the Court.
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5/22/2021 | Updated 4/19/2023