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Misdemeanor & Felony Traffic Offenses in Virginia Beach
Traffic Lawyer in Virginia Beach
If you have recently received a traffic ticket or were arrested for a serious driving offense, it is important that you hire an attorney who can provide you with aggressive protection. Although traffic tickets are common, certain offenses are taken more seriously in the eyes of the law. You need a license to be able to get around on a daily basis to your job, school, or to take care of your errands and responsibilities.
At The Law Offices of Daniel J. Miller, we understand how stressful it can be to be arrested or have your license threatened. Our Virginia Beach traffic defense attorney provides quality representation to clients throughout Southeast Virginia.
Reckless Driving Charges in Virginia
We handle a wide range of traffic violation cases, including:
Depending on the severity of the offense, such as with speeding tickets, you may not be facing serious consequences. However, what seems like a minor offense can stay on your record and cause you problems in the future. With more serious traffic offenses, like hit and run incidents or DUI, you could be facing jail time. You will need a dedicated criminal defense lawyer on your side to protect you against the repercussions.
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One of the most frequently asked questions by individuals who are charged with reckless driving is whether they should retain an attorney to represent them. Reckless driving is a class one misdemeanor.
If convicted, possible penalties include:
- 12 months in jail
- $2500 fine
- 12 months suspension of your driving privileges
Can I Really Go to Jail for Speeding in Virginia?
The short answer is yes. By statute an individual charged with speeding 20 miles over the speed limit or over the speed of 80 may wind up behind bars.
The likelihood of active incarceration is based upon:
- The city in which you were charged
- The specific judge you will be appearing in front of
- Your driving record
- The level of cooperation afforded the officer
- Whether there were any egregious factors such as heavy traffic, near accidents, or alcohol use
The most important key to avoiding jail time is to have an attorney who is familiar with the local Bench. Reckless driving may coincide with other criminal charges such as DUI. Knowing how to present a case and what factors to avoid and what factors to highlight could be the difference between jail and reduction of the charges.
Traffic tickets can pile up and lead to your license being revoked and more serious offenses can affect your record. Working with an experienced Virginia Beach traffic lawyer can help protect you from jail time or having your license suspended. Would you like to schedule an initial consultation to discuss the details of your situation?
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