You are driving along Lee Highway when your passenger says, “There’s a cop! Slow down!”—you hit the brakes as quickly, and as unobvious, as you can. Your actions don’t work, however, as you soon notice the flashing lights of a patrol car in your rearview mirror.
You pull over on to the shoulder and sit while the officer runs your license through the system and writes you a ticket. You are told you were going 15 mph over the speed limit, and since this isn’t your first time receiving such a citation, you’re a bit worried.
Why Your License Is Suspended or Revoked
The State of Virginia may suspend or revoke your license if you meet one or more of the qualifying criteria. When your license is suspended, you lose your driving privileges temporarily. When it is revoked, the state terminates your ability to drive until you are granted permission to do so again.
Reasons for a License Suspension
- Failure to complete a driver improvement clinic.
- Failure to satisfy an outstanding judgment following a motor vehicle accident.
- A court-ordered reckless driving conviction.
- Accumulating a large amount of demerit points on your license.
Reasons for a License Revocation
- Felony violations in which a motor vehicle was used.
- Failure to stop and disclose your identity at the scene of a crash.
- Driving while intoxicated.
- Three point convictions for violations committed while under the age of 18.
Call the Easley Law Firm for Help
If you are facing a license suspension or revocation, you’ll need the help of an experienced attorney on your side. If you attempt to fight your charges alone, you will have an increased chance of losing your driving privileges.
The legal professionals of the Easley Law Firm may be able to help you with your situation. Contact us today to learn how we have helped others in the Fairfax area, and how we may be able to assist you, as well.