Traffic Violations Can Be Costly
If you are like many people, you assume that paying a fine for a traffic violation is the cheapest and easiest way to deal with the problem. What many people do not consider is the long-term implications of the traffic violation. In Virginia, an accumulation of traffic tickets can drastically increase your insurance rates. An accumulation of points on your driving record can also put your driving privileges at risk.
Did you receive a ticket for speeding, reckless driving or another type of moving violation? Learn your options before paying the ticket. Call me at 804-593-4768 to arrange your confidential consultation. You can also email me, and I will be in touch with you promptly.
Understanding Reckless Driving
Reckless driving is a serious matter in Virginia. It is not just a speeding ticket. Reckless driving is a Class 1 Misdemeanor. Penalties upon conviction include up to one year in jail and/or up-to a $2,500 fine and put your driving privileges at risk. Reckless driving traffic violations involve excessive speed–driving 80 mph or driving 20 mph faster than the posted speed limit, and a large range of other conduct defined in the Virginia Code.
Virginia’s Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) assigns points values to traffic violations. Reckless driving is a six-point offense and will remain on your record for eleven years. An accumulation of more than 12 points within 12 months can result in driver’s license suspension.
As an experienced attorney, I represent motorists throughout the Richmond area as well as out-of-state motorists, including truck drivers. For out-of-state drivers, it may be possible for you to remain in your home state while I attend any court appearances on your behalf.
In addition to reckless driving, The Law Office of Susan E. Allen, Attorney at Law, PLLC, also handles the defense of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
To set up a private meeting to discuss your traffic violation problem, contact me or call me at 804-593-4768. My office is open Monday through Friday, from 8 am until 6 pm, and evenings and weekends by appointment. Credit cards accepted.