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Driving Under a Suspended/Revoked License

No person whose privilege to drive a motor vehicle has been suspended or revoked, or who has been directed not to drive, shall thereafter drive a motor vehicle or any self-propelled machinery on any public highway in the Commonwealth until the period of the suspension has terminated.

  • The most frequent issue that arises in a driving on suspended case is whether the accused had notice that his or her license was suspended.  “Where the evidence does not show that the accused knew his license had been suspended, his conviction must be reversed.” Bibb Commonwealth, 212 Va. 249 (1971).

Driving under a suspended/revoked license is punishable by up to one year in jail, a $2,500 fine, and up to a 90 day loss of license.


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