The dedicated professionals at The Lawrence Law Firm, PLC in Roanoke, VA, are the first ones to call after you are issued a speeding or traffic ticket. Traffic ticket penalties in Virginia vary by offense, but in all instances, the conviction will be posted to your driving record, demerit points will be added to your DMV record, and you may even have your license suspended. In some cases, a driver improvement clinic may be required for you to complete. These are just a few of the ramifications you may face after pleading guilty to, or paying, a traffic ticket. The best way to combat a speeding or traffic ticket is to hire professional legal counsel, so contact our office today!
Speeding is classified as a misdemeanor in Virginia. Labeled as reckless driving, speeding can carry heavy fines and severe penalties, even if you live out of state. Demerit points will also remain on your driving record for two years, although convictions remain on your record for longer. Generally, speed laws state that drivers may not operate a vehicle at a speed greater than is reasonable under the existing conditions and hazards of the road. If you have been caught speeding in Southwest Virginia, your best option is to hire experienced and aggressive legal counsel.