The Commonwealth of Virginia does not like when drivers snub the law, and that is how it views driving on a suspended license. It doesn't matter how you lost your license — not paying traffic tickets, too many points on your record, DUI or other traffic offenses. You need a good lawyer.
Why do people drive with suspended licenses?
Generally, because they owe more in fines than they can afford, but they still have to go to work. It is a roll of the dice whether police pull you over — and very painful if this happens.
Driving under a suspended or revoked license is classified as a misdemeanor, but the punishments are stiff. You will likely pay a substantial fine and have more points added to your driving record. If this is not your first offense, you will likely spend time in jail upon conviction. Break this law three or more times, and you will significantly increase your chances of going to jail — and possibly lose driving privileges indefinitely.
Revoked License Arrest In Tidewater?
If you have been convicted of driving with a suspended or revoked license three or more times, it is likely that you were declared a habitual offender. Virginia no longer issues this designation to drivers, but if you were named a habitual offender in the past, repeat offenses may result in a felony charge of driving after having been declared an habitual offender.
The first thing you must do if you are arrested for driving with a suspended or revoked license is to realize you have a problem. Many people don't call a lawyer for help right away. This is a mistake. This is a tough charge to defend against, and the more time your lawyer has to mount a defense, the better off you will be.
Have you been driving without a legal license? Don't delay — contact attorney Timothy J. Quick in Tidewater or Hampton Roads, VA at 757-453-7674.