Have you been issued a speeding ticket?
Are you unsure if this’s going to cost you and what other penalties you might face?
You may be also worried what other penalties may be imposed on you.
Not to worry! We have the basic details on traffic tickets and costs in Virginia, added to what you can do to improve your driver record.
Virginia uniform summons comes with many different consequences that affect people differently.
Virginia uniform summons come with 3, 4, or 6 demerit points. These demerit points have been assigned by the DMV, not the Court.
- Speeding more than 20 mph over the limit – 6 Demerit Points
- Speeding 10-19 mph over the limit – 4 Demerit Points
- Speeding 1-9 mph over the limit – 3 Demerit Points
- 46.2-877 (Driving too slowly) – 3 Demerit Points
Apart from the demerit points, the Virginia Law provides for the various penalties for the speeding tickets.
If you decide to prepay your speeding ticket the fines will be approximately as follows:
Generally, for speeding over the speed limit, you have to pay a fine amount of $6 per mph over the speed limit. However, if you are driving in a school zone or in a work zone, you have to pay a fine in the amount of $7 per mph over the speed limit. Also be careful while driving in Certain Residential Zones, the fine would be $200 + $8 per mph over the limit.
If you are charged with speeding in a Highway Safety Corridor then the fine doubles.
If you are getting too many demerit points too quickly, you may have your license suspended by the DMV or being placed on DMV probation. The court cannot control or prevent DMV points or DMV suspensions.
If you get 8 demerits point within a year you will receive a caution letter from the DMV, whereas if you get 12 points in a year, you are directed to attend the Mandatory driver-improvement class and also note that if you gets 18 points in a year, you have to face a Mandatory 90-day license suspension + driver-improvement class + probation for six months.
If you are on probation, especially for a criminal driving offense, there is a possibility of some judges violating your probation over a uniform summons. It depending entirely on the judge who put you on probation and the terms of that probation. It is best to talk to your attorney before you prepay any traffic ticket if you are on active or inactive probation.
Different states treat Virginia uniform summons differently. If you are concerned about the effects of your Virginia uniform summons, contact an experienced Virginia uniform summons lawyer who knows laws and penalties for the uniform summons. A Virginia uniform summons lawyer may be able to help you avoid a conviction or minimize the number of points you will receive for a Virginia uniform summons.