In Virginia, if a person owes back taxes (not talking about personal property taxes) and/or has a federal and/or tax lien, can you get a new driver’s license, or can it cause an existing license to be suspended?
Also, if you have a license that is suspended in another state (ex: Maryland) can you get a new license in Virginia?
1 Answer from Attorneys
Question #1 Yes, drivers licenses cannot be suspended or withheld from issuance in the Commonwealth for the
reasons you've mentioned.
Question #2 Most likely depends on the reason this other state such as Maryland
suspended its license as well as whether it's even been reported to VA. (Best approach--in my view--is to answer all questions truthfully on the VA license application and then see what happens.)
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