Every year, about 35 million American drivers are ticketed for speeding or other major traffic violations. If it is your first offense, you may choose to prepay your ticket without fully realizing what other costs this admission of guilt could entail. The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) will assess the requisite number of points on your license and this could cause your insurance premium to go up.
It is also imperative to note that in Virginia, reckless driving is also a Class 1 misdemeanor criminal charge. It carries up to twelve (12) months in jail and/or a $2,500 fine. Furthermore, if you are driving either 20 miles per hour over the speed limit, or under any circumstances are driving faster than 80 miles per hour, this is automatically deemed reckless driving. If you are driving faster than 90 miles per hour, it is standard for the prosecutor to seek active jail time.
Clearly, it is in your interest to fight your ticket or charge if at all possible to spare you these harsh consequences. At The Laurel Brigade Law Group in Leesburg, our attorneys have handled traffic ticket contests for clients, and we are often successful.
We also handle serious traffic violations. There are numerous separate violations in all these categories:
- Driving under the influence
- Reckless driving
- Driving on a suspended or revoked license
- Improper passing
- Failure to stop or yield
- Failure to stop for a school bus
Traffic court is a busy place, processing hundreds of cases every week. Cases that are persuasively defended, as our clients’ traffic cases are, enjoy greater success. Our firm enjoys a very positive record for having traffic charges dismissed or substantially reduced.
To discuss your traffic ticket or DUI or reckless driving charge, call the lawyers at The Laurel Brigade Law Group at 703-777-6161. Or describe your problem using this email form.