Old Out-of-State Suspension Results in Loss of Virginia License
If another state has suspended your license in the past, an enhanced National Driver Register (NDR) report can cause Virginia DMV to revoke or cancel your current license. Also, that out-of-state suspension will stop you from re-instating your license.
Example: Mr. S. was revoked by North Carolina in 1995 for a DUI, but did not complete NC’s requirements. Mr. S. moved to Virginia and obtained a Virginia license. When his license came up for renewal in 2011, DMV refused because the NDR reported him suspended in NC.
It can also happen in reverse. Example: Ms. J was suspended in Virginia for unpaid fines. She moved to Maryland and applied for a Maryland license. She was turned down because the NDR reported she was still suspended in VA.
In both cases, Drive-To-Work can help. Contact us right away.
Client Success Story: Joan
Joan, age 49, had a hard life, including time in jail, for various non-violent offenses like drugs. After her release from jail in 2008, she joined Boaz and Ruth in Richmond, a job training program, and participated in a local drug court program.
All these crimes also resulted in loss of her driver's license, due to fines, license suspensions for the drug offenses and an unpaid "statutory fee" for driving one time without insurance. Finding a job when she had no license proved very difficult, since so many employers require having a driver's license (even when the job doesn't involve driving).
Joan came to Drive-To-Work while still in the drug court program. She was approved for pay plans for her fines when she came up with enough money for a decent down payment. She demonstrated to the judge that she needed a restricted license to get back and forth to a new job at McDonalds in the Henrico suburbs. Through all this, Drive-To-Work was beside her and representing her.
Joan says, "The most important job requirement for me was having a license. Drive-To-Work showed me that I could do it. Nobody before had tried to help. I always recommend Drive-To-Work to my friends who think getting their license back is impossible."
More Success Stories:
The feeling of independence is "Awesome"! I'm able to provide for my family & without the shame of asking someone to do my job. Not only have you & your staff restored my life but I was able to enroll into a CDL Driving Class and currently on my way to landing a better career. You and your staff have definitely made a difference! My family & I appreciate you! - William
Drive to work really helped me get on the right track of getting everything together and in order to get my driving privileges back. - Grushan
New! "How To Get Your License Back" Seminars
Drive-To-Work has developed a one-hour group seminar to familiarize persons participating in workforce development and offender re-entry programs about the re-licensing process. These seminars consist of a personally-presented power point presentation conducted at a location provided by the sponsoring organization. Each participant comes to the seminar with his or her own DMV Compliance Summary showing requirements to get a license. They leave with a checklist of specific steps to take to get a Virginia driver’s license. The participants learn which steps they can do for themselves and those that are more successful if they get assistance from Drive-To-Work. Contact Drive-To-Work for information about sponsoring organizations.
Clients Served and Licenses Obtained
Drive-To-Work is the only organization or firm in Virginia helping low income or previously incarcerated persons to get their licenses back so they can drive to work. Since opening its doors in 2007, Drive-To-Work has received requests for information about its services from nearly 4,500 persons and 2,300 of those persons have applied. We have served nearly 800 clients. Through July 2011, 240 clients had become license-eligible.
Here is an e-mail we received from one successful client:
Greetings Mr. Rollins,
I am sending this thank you email. I appreciate you and your staff and thank you all for everything that you all do to help me. I am pleased to inform you that on 4/26/11 I recieved my official drivers license.
Mr. Rollins, you and your staff have tremendously helped me in every way possible even though sometimes I didn't see how things would work out. Thanks be to God! Thanks for all that you do. I am so thankful and a testimony that if I can accomplish this , so can anyone.
Drive-To-Work on the Radio
Randy Rollins gave an interview to WRIR, at FM 97.3, Richomond, on the problem faced by drivers with suspended licenses and how to fix it. Listen to the interview by clicking on the ">" arrow in the sound player below:
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