Chesterfield County law enforcement actively enforces the traffic laws. The Virginia Motor Vehicle Code outlaws thousands of traffic offenses. Traffic Violations can range from serious felonies to minor traffic tickets. Most of the represented Chesterfield County traffic cases are misdemeanors.
A Chesterfield reckless driving attorney can explain what the trial needs to prove to get a conviction. The most common reckless driving charges are reckless driving by speed, driving a vehicle that is not under control, reckless driving by control impaired or view obstructed, and danger to life, limb or property. If you speak with a Chesterfield reckless driving attorney, he/she can explain potential mitigating factors in your case including the possibility of speedometer calibrations.
Speeding charges in Virginia can vary significantly depending on the nature of the offense. The most severe cases are often charged as reckless driving by speed, which elevates the offense from a simple traffic infraction to a Class 1 misdemeanor. Although speeding is an infraction rather than a misdemeanor, a conviction can still carry very serious penalties. A speeding conviction can lead to a license suspension, high fines, points on your driving record, and increased insurance rates.
Reckless driving by speed is different from a basic speeding ticket. A basic speeding ticket is viewed as simply an infraction. You do not have to appear in court and the worst penalty is usually just a high fine. With the reckless driving by speed, the penalty could result in a jail sentence. You could have your license suspended. Since it is a misdemeanor charge, your appearance is required in court. Reckless driving is one of the primary offenses in Chesterfield. The severity of this fault comes as quite a surprise to many of our clients. The most prevalent reckless driving statute is Virginia Code § 46.2-862 Exceeding Speed Limit.
Some traffic violations are serious criminal offenses and require immediate action by an experienced Chesterfield Traffic Attorney. These violations include offenses such as driving under the influence, felonious hit and run, and other serious charges. For commercial drivers, traffic offenses can lead to a loss of their commercial driver’s license, whether in a commercial vehicle or a personal vehicle, and an end to a career, which can result in a financial instability.
Chesterfield traffic offenses can carry a fine of up to $2,500 and/or 12 months in jail and a driving license suspension if condemned. Convictions for traffic tickets in Chesterfield County will also badly affect your Department of Motor Vehicles driving record and your automobile insurance premiums will most likely rise. We have the experience and knowledge to help you fight a Chesterfield, Virginia traffic ticket.
If you need the help of traffic ticket lawyers in Chesterfield, call our law firm immediately for help and speak to a lawyer about your options.
If you wish to consult a Law Offices of SRIS P.C. traffic attorney in Chesterfield, VA, call us at 855-696-3348.