2006 Code of Virginia § 46.2-316 - Persons convicted or found not innocent of certain offenses; requirement of proof of financial resp...

46.2-316. Persons convicted or found not innocent of certain offenses;requirement of proof of financial responsibility for certain offenses.

A. The Department shall not issue a driver's license or learner's permit toany resident or nonresident person while his license or other privilege todrive is suspended or revoked because of his conviction, or finding of notinnocent in the case of a juvenile, or forfeiture of bail upon the followingcharges of offenses committed in violation of either a law of theCommonwealth or a valid local ordinance or of any federal law or law of anyother state or any valid local ordinance of any other state:

1. Voluntary or involuntary manslaughter resulting from the operation of amotor vehicle.

2. Perjury, the making of a false affidavit to the Department under any lawrequiring the registration of motor vehicles or regulating their operation onthe highways, or the making of a false statement in any application for adriver's license.

3. Any crime punishable as a felony under the motor vehicle laws or anyfelony in the commission of which a motor vehicle is used.

4. Violation of the provisions of 18.2-51.4, pertaining to maiming whileunder the influence, 18.2-266, pertaining to driving while under theinfluence of intoxicants or drugs, or of 18.2-272, pertaining to drivingwhile the driver's license has been forfeited for a conviction, or finding ofnot innocent in the case of a juvenile, under 18.2-51.4, 18.2-266 or 18.2-272, or for violation of the provisions of any federal law or law of anyother state or any valid local ordinance similar to 18.2-51.4, 18.2-266 or 18.2-272.

5. Failure of a driver of a motor vehicle, involved in an accident resultingin death or injury to another person, to stop and disclose his identity atthe scene of the accident.

6. On a charge of operating or permitting the operation, for the second time,of a passenger automobile for the transportation of passengers for rent orfor hire, without having first obtained a license for the privilege asprovided in 46.2-694.

B. The Department shall not issue a driver's license or learner's permit toany person convicted of a crime mentioned in subsection A of this section fora further period of three years after he otherwise becomes entitled to alicense or permit until he proves to the Commissioner his ability to respondin damages as provided in Article 15 ( 46.2-435 et seq.) of Chapter 3 ofthis title or any other law of the Commonwealth requiring proof of financialresponsibility.

(Code 1950, 46-358; 1958, c. 541, 46.1-362; 1960, c. 364; 1966, c. 549;1974, c. 453; 1980, c. 29; 1984, c. 780; 1989, c. 727; 1997, c. 691.)


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