Penalties and Conviction-Related Suspensions and Revocations

Your driving privileges may be revoked or suspended by the DMV or the court if you violate the driving laws of Virginia. You will not be allowed to drive if your driving license has been suspended, and you will have to pay the necessary fees in order to reinstate your license, once the suspension has ended. You will also need to show your legal presence proof, which will determine whether you are a citizen of the United States or have been given authority to be in the United States. During the suspension, if your license has expired, then you will have to present your legal presence proof and also pass the vision, road skills and two-part knowledge exams in order to reinstate your driving privileges.
In case your driving license has been revoked, it will mean that you are no longer allowed to drive. The only way to restore that privilege is by showing your legal presence proof once the period for revocation has passed. You will then have to complete the road skills, vision screening and the two-part knowledge exams and pay the necessary fees to re-apply for your driving license.

Convictions related to Revocations and Suspensions

If you are convicted of the following offenses then the DMV or the court may revoke or suspend your driving license:

  • If you drive while you are under the influence of drugs or alcohol (DUI)
  • If you have injured another person while driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
  • If you drive after having your license revoked or suspended for a DUI
  • If you drive a vehicle that doesn’t have the device for ignition interlock, when the DMV or court has made it a requirement.
  • If you make a statement that is false to the DMV
  • If you are at the scene of a crash where someone has been killed or injured and fail to either identify yourself or stop at the scene.
  • Involuntary or voluntary manslaughter due to driving a vehicle
  • Involuntary or voluntary manslaughter while you are driving a vehicle under the influence of alcohol.
  • If you commit any drug offense, even if it doesn’t involve a motor vehicle
  • If you commit a felony that involves a motor vehicle
  • If you take another person’s driving license exam or appear for them to renew their license
  • If you try to elude the police

The court can also revoke or suspend your driving privileges if you are convicted of any of the following offenses:

  • Aggressive or reckless driving
  • Drive a vehicle without a driving license
  • If you drive while your license has been suspended or revoked for a conviction that is non DUI related
  • If you refused to a take a breath/blood test when you are charged with driving under the influence of drugs/alcohol
  • If you fail to pay for gas

If you are convicted of any criminal or traffic convictions, or you don’t pay your court costs and fines within 30 days, then the court will suspend your driving license. If you are unable to pay the amount, then the court may offer you with the option to pay in installments.