Richmond’s Premier Traffic Violation Attorneys
Traffic violations are typically something every person will experience at some point in their lives. While they can vary in severity, from very minor to worthy of taking to court, it is important to make sure you are aware of your rights and potential consequences of a traffic violation in Virginia.
More severe traffic violations and tickets in the Richmond and surrounding areas can lead to major charges, increased insurance premiums, permanent demerit points on your record, and even jail time. Regardless of what traffic violation you are being handed, you need an experienced attorney on your side.
If you have been caught speeding more than 20 miles per hour over the limit, or cited for other serious traffic violations, contact an experienced Richmond traffic ticket attorney.
Our lawyers at Cravens & Noll, P.C. are ready to fight for your rights.
Common Traffic Violations in Richmond, VA
Traffic tickets and driving violations can happen at any given time. And they can happen for several reasons. These include:
- Excessive speeding
- Any speeding offense over 80 miles per hour
- Reckless driving
- Improper passing
- Improper turns / U-turns
- Failure to obey traffic signs
- Driving without a license, on a suspended license, or without insurance
- DUI (including drunk driving or drug possession charges against drivers under the age of 21)
- Reckless driving
- Failure to stop/yield
- Reckless by conduct violations, or dangerous driving without regard to speed
What Happens If I Get a Traffic Violation Conviction?
Traffic violations vary in consequences depending on the severity of the violation. While not all violations were created equal, they do all come with consequences.
Hefty Traffic Fines
For instance, if your violation is considered a felony, you can be charged upwards of $2,500 with the possibility of serving 12 months of jail time.
A recent change in Virginia’s approach to highway safety enforcement has even resulted in a new system of fines and court costs for traffic violations that can cost a driver up to $3,000 for a single traffic ticket on certain offenses.
Virginia Demerit Points
In the state of Virginia, there are demerit point values that are tied to specific traffic violations. Having too many demerit points on your license can result in very serious consequences such as losing your license.
Increased Auto Insurance in Virginia
Typically, whenever you are in a vehicular incident, insurance rates go up. If you are convicted of a traffic violation, your auto insurance prices will increase as you will then be considered an increased liability.
Richmond’s Out-of-State Drivers
Truck drivers, other commercial driver’s license holders, and out-of-state drivers are especially vulnerable to Virginia’s new traffic ticket surcharge system.
Not only are you likely to be unaware of the heavy fines and court costs associated with traffic violations in Virginia, but the points against your license will likely carry over to your home state for most Virginia traffic tickets.
It can be incredibly frustrating to deal with violations from a state you do not live in. That is why we are here.
Our attorneys can represent out-of-state and CDL drivers on serious traffic violation charges without the need for you to return to Virginia.
Contact Cravens & Noll, P.C. Today
Our experienced traffic court attorneys are here to defend your court case to the best of our abilities. Whether you are a Richmond, Virginia resident or not, we ensure you get quality, knowledgeable and empathetic representation.
We can help reduce your sentence or fines, throw out a case, save your record from demerit points and much more.
Call us today to schedule your initial consultation.