Driving on a Suspended LicenseVirginia Code § 46.2-301(B)Interpreting Virginia Code § 46.2-301(B) Driving On A Suspended LicenseThere are three primary elements the Commonwealth must prove for a conviction under this statute: proof that you were driving a motor vehicleshowing that your license was suspendedproof that you had knowledge of the suspensionThe first two elements are pretty straightforward. These two elements are usually very easy for the Commonwealth to prove. The third element can often be more problematic for the Commonwealth. The prosecutor must prove with affirmation that you had actual knowledge that your license was suspended. In our experience, we have seen many attorneys concede this point without forcing the prosecutor to prove it resulting in unnecessary convictions for those clients. If the Commonwealths Attorney is unable to demonstrate that you were aware of the suspension the Court must dismiss the case against you. Further, there are some instances where there may be a presumption of notice; however, we can frequently rebut that presumption through your testimony indicating that you in fact never received notification.Each driving on a suspended license case is different. Therefore, it is critical to speak with an attorney who is knowledgeable and experienced in handling these cases. Mattox Law has a proven track record with driving on a suspended license case and has obtained outstanding results for our clients. If you have additional questions about your case, please contact our office today.