Driver's License Reinstatement

Virginia Driver's License Reinstatement Lawyers

In most cases, people whose driver's license has been suspended or revoked can petition the state of Virginia to reinstate their license. While some traffic offenses and DUI convictions may result in a mandatory suspension or revocation period, reinstating your driver's license requires an understanding of the law and what steps need to be taken to convince the court you are prepared to drive responsibly. Even in cases involving habitual DUI offenders, measures may be taken that will allow them to resume driving, albeit under restricted or monitored conditions. At the law office of Boyce, Leahy & Francescon, Lawyers, we prepare and represent clients in cases involving the reinstatement and restoration of driving privileges.

Regardless of the reasons why your driver's license was revoked or suspended, there may be steps you can take to reinstate it. To learn more about our practice and the options available to you, contact driver's license reinstatement attorneys at Boyce, Leahy & Francescon, Lawyers, today and schedule a consultation (free for criminal and personal injury cases only).

Driver's License Suspensions Involving Drugs Or Alcohol

In cases involving drugs or alcohol, our attorneys may refer clients to recognized experts in drug and alcohol abuse in order to determine if counseling is required. The court closely evaluates cases involving habitual DUI offenders and convictions for driving under the influence. Requesting an evaluation for a drug or alcohol addiction not only demonstrates your willingness to take steps to address your problem but may also indicate that you do not have a drug or alcohol addiction.

If you do not have an addiction, it may be easier to convince the court to reinstate your license or, at the very least, attach restrictions to it that still allow you to drive. If, however, you do have an addiction, enrolling in a counseling program and taking further steps to prove your willingness to address your problem may be necessary to convince the court to reinstate your license.

Habitual And Repeat DUI Offenders

Habitual offenders typically face a 10-year restriction on their license. After a period of three years, habitual offenders can petition to reinstate their driving privileges. If you have taken the appropriate steps to get help and can demonstrate to the court your willingness to drive responsibly, you may be allowed to drive again with certain restrictions in place. For example, you may be required to pay for and install an ignition interlock device in your car.

Habitual offenders can also apply to have their driver's license fully reinstated five years from the date of their original suspension or revocation.

Contact Driver's License Reinstatement Attorneys Today

There are a number of issues to consider when petitioning the court for the reinstatement of your license. The judge will likely ask you a number of questions, some legal in nature. People who try to reinstate their license without an attorney present may find themselves confronted with questions and issues they are not prepared to handle.

Avoid further delays and confusion, contact license reinstatement attorneys at the law office of Boyce, Leahy & Francescon, Lawyers, today.