[VIDEO] Can You Drive to Court on a Restricted License?

The answer is normally yes, but now there’s caveats as with everything under the law. If you’re charged with an offense of driving outside your restrictions, definitely contact me so we can begin analyzing your defense and seeing how we can fight that charge in court.

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Hello, my name is Andrew Flusche, I’m your Virginia traffic lawyer. Can you drive to court on a restricted license? Well the answer is normally yes, but now there’s caveats as with everything under the law. The default form for Virginia restricted driver’s license says that you can drive to court for a case where you are a subpoenaed witness, so if there’s actually been a subpoena issued, or if you’re a party to the case you’re allowed to drive to and from court appearances for those cases. You can’t go to support your buddy unless you’re subpoenaed and you can’t just go to watch cases or to go for some other thing, but if you’re an actual party to a case, so you’re the defendant or the plaintiff in a civil case even, or a defendant in a criminal case, or if you’re a subpoenaed witness the default of a restricted license form allows you to drive to and from that court appearance.

However, keep in mind that the judge could alter that, every order can be different so you need to be sure that you look carefully at your restricted license order to see if perhaps that section has been lined through. That’s not one of the typical sections on the form where the judge checks yes or no, it’s actually default language on the restricted license form that says that you can drive to and from court in those limited circumstances, but it’s possible that a judge I suppose could strike through that language and basically make it where you’re not allowed to drive to and from court if they wanted to give you an even more restricted license. It is possible to drive to court but you definitely need to review your paperwork because the way a restricted license in Virginia works is that you can only drive for the specific enumerated things listed on the paper, at those specific times. If you’re driving to court for example, you need to carry your subpoena or your summons or whatever paperwork you have with you so you can show an officer that you were legitimate at that time, assuming your restricted license allows.

If you’re charged with an offense of driving outside your restrictions, definitely contact me so we can begin analyzing your defense and seeing how we an fight that charge in court.

Andrew Flusche

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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