Traffic violation attorneys in Fairfax and Manassas
Traffic violations or infractions in Virginia can result in fines, demerit points on your driving record, license loss, and even jail sentences for certain types of driving behavior. When an individual receives a traffic ticket, he or she may decide to simply pay it to avoid having to deal with the court or the belief that there is no hope of avoiding the consequences. What many people do not realize is that traffic tickets can be beaten or reduced by an experienced Virginia traffic lawyer.
- Pleading guilty without first exploring the potential of legally challenging the violation is not a recommended course of action, especially for commercial drivers or any person who drives for a living. A driver must not only consider the penalties of pleading guilty to the current violation but consider the impact on the ability to earn a living.
- Fines are not the only issue. As demerit points accumulate on a person's driving record, he or she risks facing harsher future penalties, increased insurance premiums as well as a driving license suspension. Serious driving offenses such as reckless driving or driving on a suspended license can carry criminal penalties, including jail time.