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We Will Fight For The Best Outcome Achievable In Your Traffic Violation Case

Traffic offenses may be minor or serious in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Any given conviction may be classified as an infraction, with fines and demerit points but no jail time; a misdemeanor, with high fines and jail time possible; or a felony, with extra high fines and prison time likely.

Every traffic offense adds demerits to your driving record, potentially leading to a driver’s license suspension. Also, your auto insurance company may independently raise your rates or drop your policy after you have accumulated varying quantities of demerits.

To protect your driving record, consult with a Virginia traffic offense defense attorney after receiving a citation. Consider Randall, Page & Bruch, P.C. a valuable resource at your service.

Understand Virginia Demerits And Penalties

The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) may suspend your driving privileges for 90 days after you receive 18 demerit points over 12 months or 24 points over 24 months. Below are examples of driving offenses, along with demerit value and the length of time they stay on your record.

Three-demerit offenses, most of them infractions staying on your record for three years, include:

  • Speeding 1-9 miles per hour (mph) over the speeding limit
  • Impeding traffic by driving too slowly
  • Improper passing
  • Improper turning or backing
  • Failure to obey traffic signs or signals
  • Failure to stop at the scene of a crash

Four-demerit offenses, usually misdemeanors that will stay on your record from 3 to 11 years, include:

  • Speeding 10 miles or more over the speed limit
  • Passing errors
  • Failure to yield

Six-demerit offenses include the following misdemeanors or felonies that may stay on your driving record for 11 years:

  • Reckless driving
  • Driving under the influence of alcohol
  • Manslaughter
  • Driving with a suspended license
  • Driving a commercial vehicle without qualifications

What To Do After Receiving A Traffic Ticket Or Being Arrested

Check with an attorney to determine:

  • How many demerit points you might receive
  • How many years the points might remain on your record
  • How close you are to losing driving privileges
  • Whether your offense puts you at risk of jail or prison time

Work with your lawyer to pursue the most favorable outcome attainable in your case.

Fighting For Your Future In Traffic Violation Cases

When you work with an experienced local defense attorney at Randall, Page & Bruch, P.C., we will fight for the least punitive outcome on your behalf, ideally:

  • Allowing you to keep or recover your driving privileges
  • Keeping you out of jail or prison
  • Minimizing or eliminating fines.

To reach us in Southampton, Emporia, Brunswick or Suffolk, call 757-742-6115 or complete an online inquiry form for a free consultation.