Proven Traffic Violations Defense in the Leesburg, Virginia, Area
Our Northern Virginia police and courts want you to simply accept and pay any traffic ticket, which means pleading guilty. There may be many reasons this action is not right for you.
We counsel and represent many people who cannot accept DMV "points" or a suspended license without exploring all options — including truckers, delivery drivers, and many taxi cab drivers serving Washington Dulles International Airport. We also defend juveniles facing harsh consequences, and we frequently contest tickets for people who believe the charge is unjust. For a free initial consultation, please call 703-777-1733.
Many Variables Can Enter Into How You Should Handle a Ticket
Driving in the D.C. Metro and Virginia area can be a high-pressure experience. So can receiving a ticket and sorting out what to do — since the charge and consequences can vary according to:
- Where you were exactly, because speeding tickets and other violations on certain throughways and toll roads — including the Dulles Greenway (267) — are treated differently than others
- Your age — because traffic offenses for juveniles can have serious implications on your driver's license status
- The ticketing or arresting officer's judgment and discretion
Traffic law enforcement can be zealous and unpredictable on I-66, 495, and other roadways. For some violations you might consider minor, it is critical to involve a defense attorney who knows Virginia law and the tendencies specific to various local courts.
Former Prosecutors Handling DUI, Reckless Driving, Suspension, Speeding and Other Traffic Cases
Reckless driving is a Class 1 misdemeanor, a criminal offense that can bring a jail sentence up to 12 months. For driving while your license is suspended or revoked, you could receive a six-month jail sentence and a $1,000 fine. Both are six-point violations that remain on your DMV record for eleven years. Also, we urge you to seek experienced legal counsel on any DUI charge or other driving offense related to alcohol or drugs.
As former Loudoun County prosecutors and now proven defense lawyers, we are adept at gauging whether your situation calls for a lawyer, and we will tell you the truth about that and what our services are likely to cost. We are available to consult with you on your specific charge and circumstances, when you are dealing with traffic violations and crimes ranging from speeding to DUI-manslaughter, and from improper passing to racing or eluding police.