Were You Pulled Over For Speeding In Virginia?
Whether traveling along our highways or through a residential area, many drivers in the Leesburg, Virginia, area violate traffic laws by driving over the posted speed limit. Many drivers have also experienced the sinking feeling that comes with seeing the flashing lights of a police car in the rearview mirror. If you were pulled over and ticketed by a police officer for speeding, you need to understand the penalties you face and also your options.
At the Law Office of Robert D. Anderson, PLLC, we represent individuals who are facing traffic violations, including speeding tickets. While many drivers consider a speeding ticket to be a minor offense, the associated penalties can be significant. Our lawyers will assess your situation and help you determine how to proceed.
In Virginia, Speeding Can Lead To Criminal Charges
Being ticketed for going even 10 MPH over the speed limit can be costly as you will accrue points on your record, be forced to pay fines, and see your insurance rates increase. If you receive a ticket for traveling 20 or more MPH over the posted speed limit or in excess of 80 MPH, you will not only face significant fines and insurance premium increases, but also criminal charges.
In Virginia, driving 20 MPH over the speed limit or in excess of 80 MPH are classified as reckless driving, which is a Class 1 misdemeanor crime. For anyone, facing criminal charges and potentially having a criminal record is serious. If you are a government employee or a commercial truck driver, you will not only face the possibility of significant fines and time behind bars, but also the loss of your job.
Fighting Speeding Tickets
Our attorneys will work to minimize the damage of a speeding or reckless driving ticket. We are experienced and well-versed in all traffic violation matters and can represent you and your best interests in criminal trials.
If you were ticketed for speeding or reckless driving, do not immediately assume that you must pay the ticket or plead guilty. You have options, and we will work to get the charges against you dismissed or reduced, and to minimize the harm these types of charges can have on your finances and career.