Virginia is known for its high fine speeding tickets and other traffic tickets. If you have ever driven through Virginia a little too fast you may know the feeling of your stomach dropping to the floor. What happens next? You are in Virginia and you get pulled over? Our experienced speeding ticket attorneys at Randall, Page & Bruch, P.C. are here to give you some free advice and tips on how to survive getting a traffic ticket.
We get it. No one enjoys seeing those blue flashing lights. Your palms get sweaty and your brain starts to think frantically of an excuse as to why you are going so fast. Regardless of the excuse you conjure, the first thing you should always do is be polite to whoever walks up to your vehicle. When fighting a ticket, you don’t know what judge you will be up against. You don’t know how that judge will play out if he or she finds out that you weren’t very nice to the officer who pulled you over. So, bite your tongue and save it for the rear-view mirror after you drive away.
There are two kinds of speeding tickets: regular and reckless driving. A regular speeding ticket can lead to increased insurance premiums and add points to your license. Depending on how many tickets you have accumulated over the years, there is a potential that you are over your point limit. This means your license will be suspended. A suspended driver’s license prevents you from going to work, picking up kids, doing errands, and getting anywhere in an emergency without having to rely on someone.
Reckless driving is much different. Reckless driving is a worse offense. Without an experienced attorney at your side, you can pay massive fines or end up in jail. Reckless driving tickets are for those who drive over 20 mph the posted speed limit or over 80 mph regardless of the speed limit. A reckless driving ticket is harder to fight and may require you to enter a plea deal. It is more substantial than a regular speeding ticket and therefore requires some kind of expertise.
We say this because we know first and foremost the repercussions of getting pulled over for a traffic ticket. As experienced traffic defense attorneys, we are in and out of the court all the time. We see and hear the good and bad cases. Trust us, you don’t want a bad turn out as it can cost you major time and money.
Whether this is your first ticket or your fourth. The impact on your insurance or pending suspense of a license should be reason enough to hire us to help represent you. We are skilled litigators who know how to speak to local judges. We are here to make sure that you get the best results regardless of your circumstance. You can contact us for a free consultation of your case by clicking here or by calling 757-517-8956.