As you go about your day, the last thing you expect to happen is that you will be facing a traffic ticket. A traffic citation can affect your driving record, and your insurance rates may go up. In some cases, a criminal conviction may even follow.
Virginia is unique as it has its own set of rules and standards for each city and jurisdiction. So what may work in one city may not fly in another. This is why you will need a Chesapeake, VA traffic ticket attorney from Randall, Page & Bruch, P.C. to help guide you through your legal options after a ticket.
A driver can get a ticket for almost anything in Virginia. There are some instances that we see more often than others. The most common citations we see are:
Our attorneys have experience handling these and other cases. There are different ways to argue these charges, and you do not have to have your life altered due to a misunderstanding.
Similar to most states, Virginia has a demerit point system. When you get points on your license, it can affect you for up to two years. The clock starts ticking from the date of the ticket. If you accumulate 12 demerit points over the span of 12 months or 24 points over the span of 18 months, you can be placed on probation. If demerit points are earned during the six month probation period, your license can be suspended for:
You can receive points for some of the smallest offenses, like failing to dim your headlights. No matter how big or small, these points can make a difference in your driving privileges.
When you hire a Chesapeake, VA traffic ticket attorney, you will not have to worry about how your schedule and life will be affected. Our team will gather basic information about your citation. We will then explain the severity of your case once we have done some research and provide you with a competitive quote.
Your attorney will appear in court on your behalf and work to get your ticket reduced or dismissed. The primary goal is to ensure you do not get points on your driving record. Some of the defenses we may explore are:
The defense strategy will depend on the details of your case. Randall, Page & Bruch, P.C. will work to build the strongest defense and avoid points on your license.