VIRGINIA TRAFFIC & SPEEDING TICKET DEFENSE
DEFENSE OF VIRGINIA SPEEDING TICKETS & MOVING VIOLATIONS
A Virginia traffic lawyer can help you prevent a traffic ticket or speeding ticket offense in Virginia from seriously impacting your insurance rates and driving privileges. Convictions for “petty” violations such as a Virginia speeding ticket, illegal lane change, failure to yield or following too closely are moving violations. These VA traffic tickets are punishable by fine only, but can have unforeseen implications to those who are not aware of the Virginia Division of Motor Vehicle (DMV) rules. A speeding ticket for speeding in a designated Residential Zone or Construction Zone in Virginia carries an enhanced mandatory fine for even the first offense. It is more important than ever to hire an experienced a Virginia traffic ticket lawyer who will do his best to fight for you. The SRIS, P.C. traffic ticket & speeding ticket defense attorneys in Virginia have client meeting locations in Fairfax, Lynchburg, Fredericksburg, Manassas, Richmond and Virginia Beach but our sphere of activity is statewide.
Our Virginia traffic ticket defense attorneys and staff speak various languages, including English, Tamil, Spanish, French, Hindi, Cantonese, Mandarin, and Telugu. For more information or to make an appointment with SRIS, P.C. Virginia traffic lawyer in Northern Virginia, Central Virginia, Western Virginia or Hampton Roads/Tidewater Area, please call, send an e-mail or complete the on-line form.
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Our Virginia traffic ticket lawyers can help clients avoid the following pitfalls throughout Virginia:
Any conviction for a Virginia moving violation can raise your car insurance rates.
Multiple convictions for Virginia traffic violations may result in a suspended driver’s license or revoked license.
Traffic school for dismissal (a way of avoiding conviction) is not available in some counties. This is especially true in Fairfax County and many of the other counties in Northern Virginia, the Richmond Metro area, Central Virginia & Western Virginia, and you’ll need a skilled and knowledgeable Virginia traffic lawyer to try and get the charge amended to a no point violation or traffic school for dismissal. Only the prosecutor has that authority.
An improper defense of a Virginia moving violation for accidents can result in making you an easy target for a civil lawsuit.
- Virginia traffic tickets and other local municipal moving violations may be written based on local ordinances that can still affect your state driving privileges and insurance.
SO WHAT CAN A SRIS, P.C. VIRGINIA TRAFFIC DEFENSE LAWYER DO FOR ME?
Our Virginia traffic ticket lawyers can analyze your case to determine if trial is appropriate and when it is not risk worthy. The SRIS, P.C. Virginia traffic ticket attorneys will review your case to determine if the traffic stop was legal in the first place and file the necessary motions to have the traffic charge dismissed if we determine the traffic stop was invalid. Our traffic defense attorneys in Virginia will work hard to obtain the best possible deal to protect your driving privileges and limit your risk. The Virginia traffic ticket defense lawyers know and understand that in many traffic ticket matters where the person charged does not have to appear in court, it is easier to pre-pay the ticket than take time off of work or school to go to court and plead not guilty. The Virginia traffic lawyers of SRIS, P.C. can arrange for you to not even have to appear. The SRIS, P.C. traffic ticket violation attorneys routinely defend Virginia moving violations this way for their clients both in state and out of state and plea bargain Virginia traffic & speeding ticket violations to lower violations, no point violations or traffic school for dismissal. When you talk to a SRIS, P.C. Virginia traffic lawyer, he/she will advise you at that time if they can do the same for you. In most cases, for most drivers, conviction and even traffic safety school can be avoided.
Virginia traffic violations can have serious criminal consequences.
Although people don’t think of traffic ticket violations in Virginia as crimes, charges such as reckless driving, driving on suspended license, etc. can have serious criminal consequences. These Virginia traffic offenses are crimes and are deemed to be class 1 misdemeanors, resulting in up to 12 months in jail and or up to a $2500 fine. Your license may also be suspended when you receive several minor tickets or, in some cases, one serious violation.
A conviction of a traffic violation in Virginia, such as reckless driving, speeding, or driving on a suspended license will result in fines. It could also affect your driving record as well as increase your insurance rates. The Virginia traffic defense attorneys of SRIS, P.C., have the experience you need to prevent that from happening.
The Virginia traffic ticket lawyers of SRIS, P.C. assist its clients with a variety of traffic violations, including: driving without a license, driving with a suspended license, speeding, aggressive driving, as well as reckless and careless driving.
Our Virginia traffic attorneys have experience with difficult cases.
You should know that many rights are available to you regarding Virginia traffic law violations, including the right to question the prosecution’s witnesses in court, even if they are Virginia police officers. The Virginia traffic law lawyers at SRIS, P.C. have the experience you need when you face traffic offense charges.
The following are some of the different types of minor traffic violations that you can be charged with in Virginia:
Virginia Traffic Code § 46.2-820. Right-of-way at uncontrolled intersections, generally
Virginia Traffic Code § 46.2-821. Vehicles before entering certain highways shall stop or yield right-of-way
Virginia Traffic Code § 46.2-822. Right-of-way at traffic circles
Virginia Traffic Code § 46.2-823. Unlawful speed forfeits right-of-way
Virginia Traffic Code § 46.2-825. Left turn traffic to yield right-of-way
Virginia Traffic Code § 46.2-826. Stop before entering public highway or sidewalk from private road, etc.; yielding right-of-way
Virginia Traffic Code § 46.2-829. Approach of law-enforcement or fire-fighting vehicles, rescue vehicles, or ambulances; violation as failure to yield right-of-way
Virginia Traffic Code § 46.2-870. Speeding; generally
Virginia Traffic Code § 46.2-492. Uniform Demerit Point System
A. The Commissioner shall assign point values to those convictions, or findings of not innocent in the case of a juvenile, which are required to be reported to the Department in accordance with § 46.2-383 for Virginia traffic offenses committed in violation of the laws of the Commonwealth or any county, city, or town ordinance paralleling and substantially conforming to state law, provided that no conviction, or finding of not innocent in the case of a juvenile for any offense, relating to registration, insurance, or equipment shall be included except as otherwise provided by this title.
B. The Commissioner shall assign point values to those traffic convictions received from any other state of the United States, the United States, Canada or its provinces, or any territorial subdivision of any of them, of a traffic offense therein, which if committed in Virginia, would be required to be reported to the Department by § 46.2-383.
C. No point assignment shall be made for any Virginia traffic conviction which results from a vehicle having been parked or stopped, in order for the driver to sleep or rest, on the shoulder or other portion of a highway not ordinarily used for vehicular traffic. The court shall make a separate finding on this issue and note such finding on the conviction record.
D. The Uniform Demerit Point System standard for rating convictions of traffic offenses in Virginia shall be based on the severity of the offense and the potential hazardous exposure to other users of the highways and streets. The Commissioner shall designate the point values assigned to convictions, or findings of not innocent in the case of a juvenile, on a graduated scale not to exceed six demerit points for any single conviction. The Commissioner shall develop point system assignments as follows:
1. Serious traffic offenses in Virginia such as driving while intoxicated in violation of § 18.2-266, persons under age twenty-one driving after illegally consuming alcohol in violation of § 18.2-266.1, reckless driving in violation of § 46.2-852, speeding twenty or more miles per hour above the posted speed limit, racing in violation of § 46.2-865, and other serious Virginia traffic offenses as the Commissioner may designate, shall be assigned six demerit points.
2. Relatively serious Virginia traffic ticket offenses such as failure to yield the right–of– way in violation of §§ 46.2-820 through 46.2-823, speeding between ten and nineteen miles per hour above the posted speed limit, following too closely in violation of § 46.2-816, failure to stop when entering a highway in violation of § 46.2-863, aggressive driving in violation of § 46.2-868.1 and other relatively serious Virginia traffic offenses as the Commissioner may designate, shall be assigned four demerit points.
3. Virginia Traffic ticket offenses of a less serious nature such as improper driving in violation of § 46.2-869, speeding between one and nine miles per hour above the posted speed limit, improper passing in violation of § 46.2-838, failure to obey a highway sign in violation of § 46.2-830 and other offenses of a less serious nature as the Commissioner may designate, shall be assigned three demerit points.
E. When a person is convicted of two or more traffic offenses committed on a single occasion, he shall be assessed points for one offense only and if the offenses involved have different point values, he shall be assessed points for the offense having the greater point value.
The Virginia traffic attorneys and Law Offices of SRIS, P.C., are located in Fairfax, Lynchburg, Manassas, Richmond and Virginia Beach but we represent clients charged with moving violations throughout the state of Virginia.
For more information or to make an appointment with a SRIS, P.C. traffic defense lawyer, please call, send an e-mail or complete the on-line form.
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