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Habitual Offender

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A person is guilty of operating a vehicle while a habitual offender if:

  • He has previously been determined or adjudicated an habitual offender
  • Repeat offender commits traffic violation
  • They drive any motor vehicle or self-propelled machinery or equipment on the highways of the Commonwealth while the revocation of the person’s driving privilege remains in effect.

If a habitual offender does not endanger the life, limb, or property of another person. That person shall be guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor. This offense is punishable by a mandatory minimum term of confinement in jail of 10 days.

Punishment for a first offense habitual offender can be up to twelve months in jail and/or a $2,500 fine.

  • A second or subsequent habitual offender is punished as a Class 6 felony and carries a mandatory minimum term of incarceration of one year in jail.

Anyone could unexpectedly find themselves facing criminal charges. In fact, a criminal charge can have lasting effects on the lives of those with such charges on their records. In order to effectively handle a serious legal situation, individuals often need to understand what they are facing. Contact Goff Voltin today to defend you now.

VIRGINIA CODE: http://law.lis.virginia.gov/vacode/title46.2/chapter3/section46.2-357/

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