Can You do VASAP Out of State?

VASAP out of state

Yes. If you’re found guilty of a DUI or DWI in Virginia, one of the required punishments is that you do the Virginia Alcohol Safety Action Program (VASAP). That program is going to be based in the local court where your offense is pending, or where you’re found guilty.

However, VASAP, in the local court, can refer you to a different program where you reside to actually do your education and whatever treatment may be required.

The way it works, if you live, let’s say, in North Carolina, and you’re found guilty of a DUI in Stafford. You would first enroll with the Rappahannock Area Alcohol Safety Action Program. They would then transfer you to a comparable program where you reside in North Carolina.

You would then do your actual education and treatment, and any other requirements, where you reside in North Carolina, so you don’t have to worry about coming back and forth to Virginia for your VASAP program.

Keep in mind that this route may be more expensive, because normally the local VASAP who monitors you in Virginia is going to charge about a $300 monitoring fee, the last time I checked.

Then, you will still have to pay fees to the local program where you reside in the other state. But, this allows you to complete the court required program, and be able to do it in a much more convenient way than if you had to move to Virginia, or travel back and forth to Virginia to do classes or treatment.

Keep in mind that if you’re found guilty of DUI, you definitely have other punishments, including the VASAP and loss of license. This is why you really need to contact Flusche & Fitzgerald right away, so we can begin discussing possible defenses and how to try to fight the charge that you’re facing.

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My name is Andrew Flusche. I am a traffic and misdemeanor defense lawyer in Virginia. I limit my practice to traffic tickets and misdemeanor defense, so I know the ins and outs of these offenses. I literally wrote the book on reckless driving in Virginia which you can get on Amazon here or download for free here. I opened my practice in 2008 after earning my Juris Doctor degree from the University of Virginia School of Law. Since then, I have earned over 600 5-star reviews from happy clients on Google, Yelp, and Facebook. If you’ve been charged with a misdemeanor offense in Virginia, please don’t hesitate to contact me. Your initial consultation is always free, and you'll talk directly with me about the details of your case.

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