Driving while intoxicated; mandatory minimum jail sentence, penalty. (SB958)

Introduced By

Sen. Lynwood Lewis (D-Accomac)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Driving while intoxicated; no driver's license. Requires a 30-day mandatory minimum jail sentence and vehicle forfeiture for DUI defendants who do not hold a valid driver's license or who are not authorized to drive at the time of the offense. A third violation of driving without a license is raised from a Class 1 misdemeanor to a Class 6 felony. A person who drives without a license when he has previously been convicted of DUI and driving without a license for the same event is guilty of a Class 6 felony. The bill also increases from three to 30 the number of days a vehicle is impounded for a person found guilty of driving without a license for the second time. The impoundment will be ended upon acquisition of a driver's license and payment of all fees. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/09/2015Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15103210D
01/09/2015Referred to Committee on Transportation
01/16/2015Impact statement from VCSC (SB958)
01/21/2015Rereferred from Transportation (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/21/2015Rereferred to Courts of Justice
01/23/2015Impact statement from DPB (SB958)
01/28/2015Failed to report (defeated) in Courts of Justice (4-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)