Underage Drinking

Use/Lose: Driving Privileges

Laws addressing suspension or revocation of driving privileges as a penalty for underage purchase, possession, or consumption of alcoholic beverages.

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Changes Over Time for Use/Lose: Driving Privileges
Jurisdiction Date Range Types of Violation Leading to License
Suspension or Revocation
Upper Age
Limit
Authority to
Impose License
Sanction
Length of Suspension/
Revocation in Days
Citations
Purchase Possession Consumption Suspend
Minimum
Suspend
Maximum
Virginia (4079)
1/1/1998 - 6/30/2005YesYes 21Discretionary3651 Citations
Virginia (4080)
1/1/1998 - 6/30/2005YesYes 18Mandatory1801802 Citations
Virginia (4020)
7/1/2005 - 1/1/2020YesYesYes18Mandatory1801805 Citations
Virginia (4014)
7/1/2005 - 6/30/2006YesYesYes21Discretionary3652 Citations
Virginia (4018)
7/1/2006 - 1/1/2020YesYesYes21Mandatory1803653 Citations