Attorneys and Reentry Professionals

  • Media Coverage 2017, Media Coverage 2016, Support for the Complaint, and Plaintiff Stories:

    Our lawsuit has generated coverage in newspapers across the Commonwealth as well as in national media. A sampling of that coverage can be reviewed through the two “Media Coverage” links above. In addition, supportive newspaper editorials as well as amicus briefs have been written to advance the “Drive Down the Debt” initiative and this Support can be found here.

    Finally, you can read through newspaper articles to learn the personal stories of some of our plaintiffs as well as others adversely affected by the issues addressed by our lawsuit in the Plaintiff Stories section.

  • Legal Filings:

    Our lawsuit was filed on July 7, 2016 with the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia in Charlottesville. Click on the Legal Filings link to be taken to all plaintiff, defendant, and court documents from the lawsuit.

  • Resources – Self Help:

    We have prepared a wide range of material to help drivers with suspended licenses. These materials can help your clients at least get a better understanding of the steps they can take to attempt to restore their drivers’ licenses.

    Share our simple “one-page” self help guide with them. Encourage them to dive into the longer “toolkit”. The toolkit gives more detail on each step. Key links to relevant web pages and other resources will also be found in this section.

  • Resources – Advocates:

    Attorneys, reentry professionals, and others may benefit from reading a range of resources we’ve gathered. A good place to start is with our Fact Sheet where you’ll learn the most suspensions aren’t the result of being a danger behind the wheel but rather a failure to pay court fines.

    You can also visit this resources page to reference sources like the Department of Justice and the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators. Recent legislative actions in Virginia are also available here.

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