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Q: Hello! I have 3 FUIs and it's been 6 years. The judge in my county is harsh. Can I move and petition another one?

3 DUIs 6 years ago. Judge in Albemarle won't reinstate me. Army/Iraq veteran! I already petitioned and did pretrial with VASAP. Judge said no but that I could reset the docket as she didn't even know I'd be there that day.

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Susan Fremit
Susan Fremit
Answered
  • DUI & DWI Lawyer
  • Spotsylvania , VA
  • Licensed in Virginia

A: I am not certain what you are trying to say. Is the issue getting your driving privileges reinstated? If so, you should hire a local experienced criminal defense attorney to help you. The first step is to comply with ASAP's requirements regarding getting your privileges reinstated. Usually, they will write a letter for you to take to court, once you have completed everything they require.

Wilfred Yeargan
Wilfred Yeargan
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  • DUI & DWI Lawyer
  • Fairfax, VA
  • Licensed in Virginia

A: Yes, you may petition the Circuit Court for restoration of your license or, in the alternative, a restricted license to drive to work, child care, school and medical appointments. You will need to get an evaluation from ASAP after the petition is served on the Commonwealth Attorney. You will need to also get a current copy of your driving record and compliance summary from the DMV. There will be a court hearing where the judge will decide on the merits.

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