I was charged with a DUI and my license was recently revoked, how can I get it back?

While going through the ASAP program I had a very difficult time. I will admit that I do have a drinking problem but I am a good citizen (hold a good job, etc.). Well I have had a difficult time completing all of my community service and I have failed some ETG’s (basically signed a waiver saying I couldn’t pass), however, I do not drink and drive any longer. Up until now, the judge in my county kept continuing my case allowing me to complete my requirements. At my last case, there was a new judge in town. He revoked my license. How do I get it back? This was my first offense.

Asked on August 27, 2011 Virginia

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Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

In all likelihood the reason why your driver's license was revoked by the last judge hearing your case resuling from an arrest for driving a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or a controlled substance is because you had yet to complete the requirements you were ordered to do as a result of your arrest after a prolonged period of time.

The new judge apparently was not going to be as patient with you as the prior one.

The way for you to get your driver's license reinstated is for you to complete all terms and conditions of your sentence for driving under the unfluence before your next court appearance and have written proof of this completion in hand when you show up.

Good luck.


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