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You Can Fight Traffic Tickets
A traffic ticket may seem like nothing more than an annoyance, but it can affect your driver’s license and auto insurance rates. Contesting the ticket may be your best option. At The Dickerson & Smith Law Group, our lawyers represent Virginia residents and people from out of state who were ticketed in Virginia. This includes members of the military, college students and tourists ticketed on Interstate 64, I-664, I-264 or Routes 17 and 58. To schedule an appointment or speak with our Virginia Beach traffic violations attorneys, please call 757-828-0031 or 800-506-8133, or contact us online.
Reckless Driving, Speeding And CDL Violations
Reckless driving is a class one misdemeanor in Virginia. This is not a simple traffic ticket. It is a criminal offense. The most common reasons people are charged with reckless driving are for driving 20 mph or more over the posted speed limit or for driving more than 80 mph. A conviction can result in penalties including up to one year in jail, a fine of up to $2,500 and the loss of your driver’s license. In addition to reckless driving, we can help you fight traffic violations such as speeding, hit-and-run accidents, driving on a suspended license and vehicular manslaughter. If you already have points on your license, fighting a ticket can protect your driving privileges. Traffic offense and moving violation convictions will result in demerit points on your license. Points remain on your record for two years from the date of the offense.
If you accumulate 12 points in 12 months or 18 points in 24 months, your license may be suspended. We can help you restore your driving privileges at a license suspension hearing. Professional drivers with a commercial driver’s license (CDL) must take all traffic tickets seriously. Their personal and commercial driving records can affect their CDL status. We can help them protect their license and handle commercial violations such as overweight/height citations.