Driving Without A License Can Result In Jail Time
Driving without a valid driver’s license is a jailable offense in Virginia. If it is a third or subsequent conviction, it is punishable by a mandatory minimum jail sentence of 10 days. Unfortunately, many people do not realize that they are breaking the law because they do not know that their driving privileges have been suspended or revoked. If you have been charged with driving on a revoked or suspended license, The Collins Law Firm, P.C., can protect your rights and work to obtain the best possible outcome.
If you are convicted of driving on a revoked or suspended license, you will not be able to obtain any sort of temporary driving permit. You will not be able to drive to work, school or anywhere else.
The Basics Of License Suspensions
Common reasons for license suspensions and revocations include:
- Nonpayment of court fines
- Nonpayment of child support
- Nonpayment of traffic tickets
- Too many driving demerit points (Department of Motor Vehicles suspension)
- Lapse of insurance
- DUI conviction
Once you have lost your license, any subsequent charges, such as driving on a suspended license, can result in increasingly serious penalties, including hefty fines, further suspension, points on your driving record and even jail time. To prevent this snowball effect, consult with an experienced attorney.
At The Collins Law Firm, P.C., we will provide personal one-on-one attention and address all of your concerns. We will personally handle your case from beginning to end, rather than delegating it to a less experienced lawyer.
Protect Your Ability To Drive
Our goal is to help you mitigate the consequences, keep a conviction off your record and get you back on the road as soon as possible. We are known for our work with traffic violations.
Call 757-818-9539 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation with an experienced Virginia defense attorney today. We serve clients throughout the areas of Virginia Beach and Portsmouth.