Anacortes, WA asked in DUI / DWI and Appeals / Appellate Law for Virginia

Q: I'm in the military and found guilty of DUI in 2012. How can I reinstate my driving privileges in Virginia?

Judgment stated i must attend a alcohol rehabilitation program. I completed the Navy's SARP program in 2012. I have an out of state license but found out later my driving privileges were suspended in program by VASAP. Called VASAP told them I attended SARP and was told they would accept my paperwork. Paid their $300 assessment fee to find out they wont accept my SARP paperwork because its old and I needed to complete their VASAP program. I have not had any further alcohol incidents but wish to restore my driving privileges. I successfully completed rehab 5 years ago and do not see the need to go again as I was not a treatment failure.

2 Lawyer Answers
William C. Head
William C. Head
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Sandy Springs, GA

A: You need to talk with a lawyer who is an expert in Virginia DUI law. This interstate licensing snafu is one that we see dozens of times a year. Whoever your attorney was back when this was done needed to provide guidance on how to address these issues.

Call Burk Beale. Tell him I referred you, to see if he can assist you.

703-690-1222

William C. Head

Atlanta GA

David Joseph Dischley
David Joseph Dischley
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  • Alexandria, VA
  • Licensed in Virginia

A: Unfortunately, in Virginia, you will have to comply with the DMV requirements to get reinstated. This is going to include, paying a reinstatement fee, attending VASAP, and carrying FR-44 insurance for 3 years. DMV makes it difficult to on out of state people.

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