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In Virginia, Traffic Offenses Can Have Serious Consequences

In the spectrum of criminal charges, traffic tickets and offenses are sometimes dismissed as “minor.” Like many little things, they can add up. If you only received a single traffic ticket in your life, it might be minor. But if you have a couple of speeding tickets or other traffic related charges, they add up, each one costing you points on your license.

Get The Point?

Virginia uses a point system for driver’s licenses. Traffic offenses all carry varying point values and if you accumulate too many points within a given period, your license is subject to revocation. If you need a vehicle to get around Harrisonburg, drive to school at James Madison University or drive to your work, you know you cannot afford to lose your license.

We Can Help You Protect Your License

Corder Law, PLLC, can help. The time to call us is when you receive your first ticket, not when the Virginia DMV sends you a revocation notice, and certainly not when you have been stopped by the police and they find you have no insurance and are driving without a valid license. We can aggressively challenge the ticket and work to reduce the charge or have the ticket dismissed.

Don’t Be Reckless

In Virginia, drivers along the Interstate 81 corridor should be aware that if you are charged with driving more than 20 miles per hour above the speed limit or greater than 80 mph, you can be facing a criminal charge of reckless driving. This is more than a speeding ticket and is as serious as receiving a DWI in the state.

Charged With A DUI?

A DUI is always a serious charge. Ignoring it will cost you thousands of dollars. You need to respond, and having an experienced attorney is essential. Defending a DUI is a complex matter and a criminal defense lawyer can often work to reduce the charge or have them dismissed if the evidence is weak or defective.

Hiring A Lawyer May Be Worth It

In addition to the points against your license, traffic tickets can raise your insurance rates. It be cost-effective to fight the ticket. I can often get traffic offenses dismissed or knocked down to a lesser offense with fewer points.

From my office in Harrisonburg, I provide skilled representation for our clients in Rockingham County and surrounding jurisdictions of the Shenandoah Valley. Give us a call today at 540-418-3388 or use our online form.