Speeding tickets are all the more likely in today’s world of busy schedules and frequent commutes. When this happens, it is common for the individual to allow the court system to enter a finding of guilt without any attempt to avoid the conviction. Do not “prepay” your ticket. The resulting points which are assigned to your driving record can result in higher auto insurance premiums. Additionally, most states have an agreement to exchange information about a traffic conviction with a driver’s home state. There could be consequences in your home state.
In a vast majority of cases, a better outcome can be achieved when the motorist has an experienced attorney present in court to defend the charge of their behalf. By having an attorney, the motorist can achieve a positive outcome without having to attend the hearing. Our attorneys work with the charging officer and prosecutor to attempt to resolve the charges favorably. Our law firm handles traffic cases across southwest Virginia, including Wythe County, Carroll County,the City of Galax, and Bland County.
Speeding in excess of 20 miles per hour over the speed limit, or traveling at a speed greater than 80mph on a Virginia interstate, results in a charge of reckless driving. This is a criminal offense with a maximum punishment of 12 months in jail, $2,500 fine, and 6 month license suspension. It will also result in 6 demerit points being assigned to your driver’s license, which is a red flag to auto insurance companies.
If you are interested in discussing a ticket with an attorney who will give you an honest evaluation of your case, we would encourage you to contact on of our attorneys. We believe that a few minutes on the phone with one of our attorneys will be very beneficial to you in deciding how best to proceed.