Lynchburg, Virginia, Attorneys Providing Quality Traffic Violations Defense
Most people believe that a traffic citation is frustrating and somewhat expensive, but essentially a small matter that only requires paying a fine. What many people do not realize is that even the most minor traffic ticket can have a significant impact on your insurance rates for years to come. Most traffic violations also add points to your record that could ultimately result in a driver's license suspension.
Worse, not all traffic violations are minor. DUI and certain other traffic violations can result in very high fines, suspension or revocation of your driver's license, and even jail time. The rules for those with commercial driver's licenses can be quite strict. Disputing your traffic ticket can make a significant difference in the outcome.
At Freeman, Dunn, Alexander, Gay Lucy & Coates, PC , we know that a traffic or speeding ticket is not something to be taken lightly just because it's common. We believe it is virtually always worth it to fight traffic violations. If you have been charged with a traffic violation in Virginia, contact us for qualified counsel to help you through the process of disputing it. In many cases, we can represent you in traffic court without your having to be present.
Every traffic violation is a serious matter that can have serious consequences
Our lawyers have experience defending people ticketed for virtually all types of traffic violations, including:
- Failure to obey a traffic signal or evading a traffic control device
- Following too closely
- Improper passing
- Coasting with gears in neutral
- Driving while your license is suspended or revoked
- Aggressive or reckless driving (felony or misdemeanor)
Traffic violation defense for Virginia and out-of-state drivers
A traffic violation can be defended like any other criminal charge. You should not pay the fine — plead guilty — because you want to dispose of the matter quickly. Our attorneys know how to investigate and challenge evidence such as Breathalyzer test results, radar gun readings, hood-mounted video camera recordings, the contents of police reports, and other evidence.
We can negotiate with prosecutors to reduce the charges, the fines, the points on your record, or any jail sentence you may face. If appropriate, we can help you preserve your record by attending an approved Virginia traffic school. An effective defense that minimizes these consequences can also help you later by preventing negatives effect on your credit and barriers to housing and employment — as well as preserving your reputation within your community.
Our firm believes that by being this thorough in the defense of every traffic violation we can have a positive impact on our clients' lives. If you are facing a traffic violations charge such as a speeding ticket, contact our office to schedule your consultation.