Virginia has its own set of rules for governing the roads. Every jurisdiction in Virginia has their own standards for handling traffic matters. What works in one city may not work in another. The attorneys at Randall Page have practiced extensively in different cities in front of different judges. There are a number of different types of traffic violations in Virginia.
Virginia Traffic Violations
- Exceeding the speed limit (speeding)
- Driving in an unsafe manner
- Accident-related charges
- Faulty Equipment
If you receive a traffic citation, it can be a stressful event. You have to worry about missing work or school and appear in an intimidating court. If you hire our firm, most of the time we can appear on your behalf. You don’t have to worry about messing up your daily routine or coming back to Virginia if you are an out of state resident.
We will gather basic information from you and pass the information on to the attorney. They will then give you a call and explain to you the severity of your traffic case. The attorney will give you a competitive quote based on your specific case!
Once payment is received, the traffic paralegals will begin working on your case! We will need a copy of your driving record from the state(s) you have been licensed in within the last 7 years. Find your driving record from your state here.
The attorney will appear on your behalf in court and work towards getting your ticket reduced. Our goal is to get speeding tickets reduced to a non moving violation, like Defective Equipment, that carries no points on your record and will not affect your insurance.
After court, the traffic paralegals will reach out to you and let you know the outcome of your case. They will inform you if there are any court costs and fines that need to be paid to the court. In General District Court, you have thirty (30) days to pay court costs and fines to the court. Learn more about paying Court Costs.
If you are not satisfied with the out come of your traffic matter you may appeal the Court’s decision to the Circuit Court. You only have 10 calendar days from your court date to appeal.
Once you appeal the traffic matter it is like wiping the slate clean and starting fresh. You will not owe court costs and fines to General District Court.
You can call our office and let us know that you would like to appeal within ten days and the attorney would give you a quote to appeal. We will then file an appeal with the court. The court will reach out to us with a new court date.
When we receive the new court date, our office will inform you of that new date. In most cases you will have to appear in Circuit Court, unless a Waiver of Appearance is granted by the Court.