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    Payment/Fines Costs

    If you are convicted of a criminal charge in the Circuit Court, court costs and fines will be assessed to you as a part of the conviction. The Circuit Court offers several ways to pay these costs as outlined in the payment plan guidelines.

    Restricted License Information

    There are many reasons an individual’s license can be suspended or revoked.  Most commonly, the Criminal Division works with individuals who have lost their license due to a drug charge of some type, a DUI/DWI conviction and/or a conviction of driving while suspended.

    An individual who wishes to obtain a restricted license should first go to the DMV and obtain a compliance summary. The compliance summary gives you an outline of what needs to be done in order to get your license back.  Once you have obtained this, you may bring it to the Criminal window, at which time a deputy clerk will review the compliance summary as well as your charges in this Court and determine what can be done to either help you get full restoration of your license or a restricted license.  If it is determined that you are eligible for a restricted license in this Court, you will need to fill out the Petition for Restricted License.

    Please note that this Criminal Division can only assist you with a restricted license for Criminal charges in this Court and cannot issue restrictions for any other Court in the City of Lynchburg, or the Commonwealth of Virginia. Once the petition is filled out completely, it will be attached to your compliance summary and sent to the appropriate judge for review.

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     (434) 455-2697
    (434) 455-0041

    Important Notice

    The Office of the Clerk of Circuit Court is committed to public service. We are dedicated to providing our patrons with excellent customer service and will assist you with any questions or concerns about our policies and procedures.
    However, we are prohibited by law from giving legal advice, restating the law or recommending legal action. It is not the intention of our office, nor of this web site, to offer legal solutions. Questions regarding interpretation of the law should be directed to an attorney licensed in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
    The purpose of this information is to better inform the general public of procedural matters. Nothing contained herein is intended to advise anyone as to legal remedies for a particular circumstance. Circuit Court Clerks and their Deputy Clerks cannot render legal advice.


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