2006 Code of Virginia § 46.2-389 - Required revocation for one year upon conviction or finding of guilty of certain offenses; exceptio...

46.2-389. Required revocation for one year upon conviction or finding ofguilty of certain offenses; exceptions.

A. The Commissioner shall forthwith revoke, and not thereafter reissue for aperiod of time specified in subsection B, except as provided in 18.2-271 or 18.2-271.1, the driver's license of any resident or nonresident onreceiving a record of his conviction or a record of his having been foundguilty in the case of a juvenile of any of the following crimes, committed inviolation of a state law or a valid county, city, or town ordinance or law ofthe United States, or a law of any other state, substantially paralleling andsubstantially conforming to a like state law and to all changes andamendments of it:

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

2. Violation of 18.2-266 or 18.2-272, or subsection A of 46.2-341.24 orviolation of a substantially similar local ordinance;

3. Perjury or the making of a false affidavit to the Department under thischapter or any other law of the Commonwealth requiring the registration ofmotor vehicles or regulating their operation on the highways;

4. The making of a false statement to the Department on any application for adriver's license;

5. Any crime punishable as a felony under the motor vehicle laws of theCommonwealth or any other felony in the commission of which a motor vehicleis used;

6. Failure to stop and disclose his identity at the scene of the accident, onthe part of a driver of a motor vehicle involved in an accident resulting inthe death of or injury to another person; or

7. Violation of 18.2-36.1 or 18.2-51.4.

B. Upon conviction of an offense set forth in subsection A, the person'sdriver's license shall be revoked for one year; however, for a violation ofsubdivision A 1 or A 7, the driver's license shall be revoked as provided insubsection B of 46.2-391. However, in no such event shall the Commissionerreinstate the driver's license of any person convicted of a violation of 18.2-266, or of a substantially similar valid local ordinance or law ofanother jurisdiction, until receipt of notification that such person hassuccessfully completed an alcohol safety action program if such person wasrequired by a court to do so unless the requirement for completion of theprogram has been waived by the court for good cause shown.

(Code 1950, 46-416; 1958, cc. 496, 541, 46.1-417; 1960, c. 364; 1966, c.238; 1974, c. 453; 1976, cc. 612, 691; 1982, c. 301; 1984, c. 780; 1988, c.860; 1989, cc. 705, 727; 1990, c. 949; 1992, cc. 109, 891; 1997, cc. 486,691; 1999, cc. 945, 987; 2000, cc. 956, 959, 982, 985.)

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