Sussex County, Virginia, may not have a large population, but that does not mean that law enforcement officials are not active throughout the area. In fact, traffic citations are regularly issued throughout the rural county. At Randall, Page & Bruch, P.C., our team is standing by to help when you need a Sussex County, VA, traffic attorney. We understand that every traffic ticket must be taken seriously because it can affect your driving record and your insurance rates. In some circumstances, a traffic citation can result in a criminal offense. When you turn to our experienced attorneys, we will work to get the citation reduced or dismissed altogether.
When most people think of traffic violations, they think that the worst that can happen is that they will pay a fine and lose some points against their license. However, it is important to understand that an accumulation of enough points can result in a license suspension – we will go further into that below.
However, for more serious traffic violations, such as reckless driving, driving while intoxicated by alcohol or drugs, and driving on a suspended license, a person could face actual criminal charges. These charges could result in a person having to spend time in jail, facing major fines, and ending up with a mark on their permanent criminal record.
An experienced traffic attorney can use their resources to conduct a thorough investigation into any traffic violation, regardless of the seriousness of the offense. The goal here will be to ensure that every person understands their constitutional rights when it comes to traffic violations.
Most people are aware that they can “lose points” on their license in the event they are found guilty of a traffic violation. In Virginia, these are specifically called demerit points when it comes to driver’s licenses. These demerit points are assigned after a person is convicted of a traffic violation, and every demerit point will affect a person’s license for two years from the date the offense was committed.
In Sussex County and throughout Virginia, traffic violations are assigned a certain point value (three, four, or six). If a driver accumulates 12 demerit points over a one-year period or 24 points over an 18-month period, then they will be placed on probation. The probationary time frame will last for six months, and any person who receives any other demerit points during the probationary period will end up having their license suspended. The license suspension will depend on the points attached to the new violation.
If you or somebody you love has been issued a traffic ticket anywhere in Sussex County, Virginia, reach out to the team at Randall, Page & Bruch, P.C. as soon as possible. We have extensive experience handling everything ranging from complex criminal traffic violations to traditional traffic tickets. When you need a Sussex County, Virginia, traffic attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation of your case by clicking here or by calling 757-517-8956.
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