Every year, more than 40 million American drivers are ticketed for speeding and other traffic violations. If a speeding ticket is your first offense, you may choose to prepay your ticket without fully realizing the consequences that your admission of guilt could entail. The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) can assess the requisite number of points on your license and this, in turn, causes your insurance premium to go up.
It is imperative to note that in Virginia, reckless driving is a Class 1 misdemeanor criminal charge. It carries up to twelve (12) months in jail and/or a $2,500 fine. What is reckless? Driving either 20 miles per hour over the speed limit, or driving faster than 80 miles per hour is automatically deemed reckless driving. For 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 and any charges to avoid these harsh consequences. At The Laurel Brigade Law Group our attorneys are experienced at handling traffic violations with success, including:
- Driving under the influence (DUI)
- 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 efficiently and persuasively defended by The Laurel Brigade Law Group enjoy greater success for having traffic charges dismissed or substantially reduced.
If you’ve received a traffic ticket, DUI, or reckless driving charge, schedule a consultation now.