Drive To Work : Restoring Virginia Driving Privileges : Success Stories

Client Success Stories

Damonte February 15, 2022

Damonte was incarcerated at Greenville Correctional Center for eight years. When he was released, he started the process of getting his drivers license restored which he had lost due to multiple issues. DTW attorney's created a game plan for him to follow and petitioned the courts to restore his license. He now has a restricted license and is anxious to improve his job prospects. Damonte said, "A weight has been lifted off my shoulders and it feels awesome!"

Traci April 21, 2021

Meet Traci, a DTW client and a beneficiary of your generous donations. Traci lost her license in 2004 due to DUI and drug related issues. She worked tirelessly to rebuild her life, and DTW was on hand to help her get a restricted license. Traci said, "You don't have to be crippled by not having your license. If you persevere, you will get your license back."

Kacy March 1, 2021

Kacy attended a Department of Corrections “How to Get Your License Back” seminar while incarcerated at Statefarm Correctional Center. He had lost his license due to habitual offender issues. His license is now fully restored.

Kacy says, “Without Drive-To-Work, I wouldn’t have been able to accomplish all that I did in such a short time. It was life changing.”

He has obtained his Commercial Driver's License and is working in the Norfolk area. He has a new job, new home and a new baby.

Steven April 29, 2020

Steven’s driver’s license was revoked after receiving three DUI’s in 10 years, two in 2004 and one in 2014. He was incarcerated for his last DUI. After his release from prison in 2019, he promptly contacted DTW for help in restoring his driving privileges. He was evaluated by VASAP and in July the Henrico Circuit Court gave him a restricted license with an interlock. He finish . . .

Lenard December 3, 2019

Lenard had been driving without a driver's license for 14 years and had not been driving at all for the past three years. He had lost it due to multiple driving on suspensions and a civil judgement accident. He heard about Drive-To-Work from a former client and came to us in May.

He now has his restricted license thanks to DTW. He works as a UPS supervisor and lives in Churchill.  He said, "DTW is a blessing!"

Nakisha April 30, 2019

Nakisha wrote to her congressman expressing her concern with not being able to obtain a drivers license due to court costs and fines in several different counties. He advised her to contact Drive-To-Work. DTW helped her start a payment plan for every county where she had court costs and fines. The judge ordered a restricted license be granted. Three years ago, the clerk reinstated her driv . . .

From DOC to DMV February 15, 2019

Michael attended a DOC “How to Get Your License Back” seminar while incarcerated at Indian Creek Correctional Center. He was paroled and Drive-To-Work petitioned to get his license restored in the fall. His license was fully restored in January. He is now working for a local company detailing cars. “The therapeutic program and the driver’s license seminar at Indian Creek Correctional facility really helped me. Getting a job driving a truck – that’s where I am heading. Thank you, Mr. Rollins.”

LaPonda December 4, 2018

LaPonda lost her license due to nearly $100,000 in toll violations and penalties caused by a relative driving her car. She is a single mom living lives in Amela County with her daughter and just had to drive to her job at VCU Medical Center in downtown Richmond. LaPonda says she “ felt in bondage without a license.” We were able to restore her license within five days and are now working with LaPonda to resolve the toll violation cases.

Joseph October 30, 2018

Joseph managed to accumulate over $26,000 in fines and costs in 12 courts, plus incur 30 months of court-ordered license suspensions. A DMV representative said he had “the worst record they had ever seen.” Then he learned about DTW from a probation bulletin board. With some financial help from friends and DTW’s assistance, after five months Joe now has a restricted license. Jo . . .

Kelly July 25, 2018

Kelly learned about Drive-to-Work while incarcerated. When he was released in 2017, he started the process of getting his drivers license in order to get a job. DTW created a game plan for Kelly to follow and petition the courts to restore his license. He soon obtained a restricted license and should be fully restored in November. He acquired an herbicide application certification while incarcerated and continues to acquire new skills. He now works full time at 42 Construction and is looking forward to new opportunities after his license is restored.

Angela April 18, 2018

Angela was without a license for nine months due to various fines. She was dependent on friends and family for rides. She also used public transportation which cost as much as $20 a day. The driver restoration process took about five months to complete. She owed money to four different courts. Drive-to-Work helped her combine into one monthly payment.

James March 17, 2018

James has been a client since 2017. As you can see, he operates a cable installation business where driving is essential. He had eight DUI’s in three states over 10 years ago. His last drink was in 2010. He has spent over $60,000 in the last five years on fees, fines, court costs, etc. Drive-to-Work helped him get a Virginia restricted license and got all the charges from North Carolina dismissed. His license should be fully restored in six months.

Sherman November 17, 2017

In 2016, Sherman was released from jail and participated in Healing Place and Kingdom Life programs. Previously he amassed fines and costs of over $19,000 and his driving privileges were revoked. Drive-To-Work helped Sherman remove the fines from his driving record through payoffs and pay plans and petitioned four courts for a restricted license. He is now working at Advance Auto Parts. 

Carol October 31, 2017

In 2012, Carol was involved in an alcohol-related crash in Goochland with life-threatening injuries to two individuals. While serving time, she participated in the RISE program and realized just how danerous it is to drive while impaired.  Drive-To-Work assisted her in court to restore her full driving privileges. Now that she has her license, she continues to attend AA/NA and is living in Winchester, VA.