[VIDEO] What is a Virginia DMV Medical Evaluation?

I’ll explain what a medical evaluation is and what it mean for your driver’s license. Contact me to discuss your traffic case in Virginia.

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Hello my name is Andrew Flusche, and today I want to discuss what a DMV medical evaluation is. This is a process where DMV basically sends the driver paperwork for you to take to your doctors and have your doctors fill out forms to say whether or not you’re safe to drive. They also fill out forms to describe your conditions and whatnot. That all goes to DMV, and DMV’s doctors review it to determine if you’re safe to drive or be on the roads still.

DMV can do all sorts of different things based on that information. They can just suspend your license completely. They can also impose restrictions on your license such as no nighttime driving. And they can also have you do something like a driver rehabilitation class or training where you do some instruction with an instructor to learn better how to drive given your current medical or health situation. The key thing to remember is that if you get ordered to do a DMV medical evaluation you need to comply with all the directions or else you’ll be suspended anyway.

So the only real chance you have of staying on the road and keeping to drive is if you comply with everything and if DMV gives you the green light to continue driving. If you don’t do it, you definitely will get suspended. So if you have a DMV medical review follow the directions carefully, and definitely cooperate with DMV and do the best you can. And hopefully you’ll be able to still drive if it’s safe to do so.

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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