Q: My Virginia driving license has been revoked. What do I need to do to get a new one?

A: If the state of Virginia has revoked your driver's license, it's because you were convicted of (or pleaded guilty to) a serious traffic offense, usually drunk driving, reckless driving, vehicular manslaughter, or some combination of the three. Because the state has deemed your offense to be serious, obtaining a new license to replace your revoked one can be a real ordeal. Here are just some of the things the state may require:

  • Payment of all fines resulting from your previous offense
  • Re-taking a written and/or road test
  • Enrolling in a driver-improvement clinic or alcohol-abuse program
  • Submitting to an “intervention interview,” to gauge your readiness to drive again
  • Paying a hefty reinstatement fee

If your previous conviction entailed any jail time, you will, of course, have to serve out your term before applying for a new license, and you may also have to take care of some non-driving-related business as well (such as catching up on back child support). At the end of this process, there's no guarantee that the state of Virginia will see fit to grant you a new license—which is why you should hire an experienced attorney from Jarrell, Hicks & Waldman, PC to advise you during this lengthy process. Call today for a free consultation!