It is practically impossible to live a normal life without a car. Without one, it becomes very difficult to get to places that are not walking distance(which is just about EVERYWHERE). Besides the mark on your record, this is a pretty good reason why you don’t want to get your license suspended. However, Virginia drivers can loose their licenses for a number of reasons as a penalty for certain traffic violations. If you have been charged with a traffic violation in Virginia, you should immediately contact professional legal assistance so that you can potentially avoid serious penalties such as loosing your license. The following are the biggest reason people lose their licenses:
Your license will be automatically suspended if you commit one or any number serious offenses. In the event that you are charged with a drinking under the influence(DUI) or driving while intoxicated(DWI), you better hope that you have a fair judge at your court hearing. If it is your first DUI/DWI offense then your lawyer might, if you are lucky, convince the judge that you will need your license for work and other basic tasks. Please contact our firm for useful information about Virginia DUI/DWI defense.
Hit and Run
Another action that is considered a serious offense is fleeing the scene of an accident; known colloquially as a “hit and run.” This will automatically result in a suspended license. If you are involved in an automobile accident then you must, under no circumstances, leave the scene until the police arrive. Yes, a car accident may be stressful but if you try to leave you will either lose your license or face some jail time. To learn more about the penalties of a “hit and run” incident in Virginia, review:
Multiple or Repeat Violations
You will risk losing your license if you have more than one major violation or repeat violations. Let’s say that you have repeat reckless driving offenses over the course of two months. This could get your license revoked or suspended. For more information, please contact our firm for information or review our page,
You are Caught by Authorities Without Insurance
If you drive without insurance in any state, you will face penalties. Car insurance is not optional. In the event that a police officer pulls you over and you are without proof of insurance then you are in trouble. He or she will give you a ticket and you will have to appear in court. To avoid this, make sure that your automobile is never without proof of insurance.
Inaccuracies on Your Driving Record
This one isn’t always your fault. It is not uncommon to find inaccuracies in driving records. Let’s say that you have cleared any and all previous traffic tickets. This might not show in your record unless you actually check your record for errors. If you find any, correct them right then and there. You must check your record from time to time.
Accumulation of Points
Most states assign a specific number of points for both minor and major traffic violations. If you accumulate more than that assigned number, your license will be suspended. This issue is easily avoidable; drive safely, follow the speed limit, stop at red lights and stop signs, and don’t break any other major traffic laws.
If you fail to show up to traffic school or pay your fines on time then you will have your license suspended. The police will not accept any excuses; especially not forgetfulness. If you are ordered by a judge to attend traffic school or pay a fine, make sure to set up a reminder of some sort so that you won’t forget.