Vermont Statutes Title 23. Motor Vehicles, § 676. Operation after suspension, revocation, or refusal--civil violation

(a) A person whose license or privilege to operate a motor vehicle has been revoked, suspended, or refused by the Commissioner of Motor Vehicles for any reason other than a violation of subsection 1091(b), 1094(b), 1128(b) or (c), or section 1201 or a suspension under section 1205 of this title and who operates or attempts to operate a motor vehicle upon a public highway before the license or privilege of the person to operate a motor vehicle has been reinstated by the Commissioner commits a civil traffic violation.

(b) In establishing a prima facie case against a person accused of violating this section, the Judicial Bureau shall accept as evidence, a printout attested to by the law enforcement officer as the person's motor vehicle record showing convictions and resulting license suspensions.  The admitted motor vehicle record shall establish a permissive inference that the person was under suspension or had his or her license revoked on the dates and time periods set forth in the record.  The Judicial Bureau shall not require a certified copy of the person's motor vehicle record from the Department of Motor Vehicles to establish the permissive inference.


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