If you have received a speeding ticket, or any other traffic summons contact me today. I will work together with you and determine the best possible defense to your traffic violation. If you have a commercial driver's license, then it is even more important that you hire a traffic attorney to help you ensure that your career is not in jeopardy.
In Virginia, when you are convicted of a traffic violation, the court notifies the Department of Motor Vehicles and the DMV will then:
post the conviction to your driving record;
assign demerit points according to the severity of the offense;
Issue an order of suspension, if applicable;
Issue an order requiring the successful completion of a driver improvement clinic, if applicable; and
Notifies your insurance company upon request.
Following Too Closely
Although the Virginia Code doesn't require an accident to occur, If you have received a summons for following too closely I'm going to take a guess that you have been involved in an accident.
Following too closely is usually the ticket that an officer will give if that officer is trying to give you a break. The officer will give you a following too closely traffic infraction as opposed to charging you with reckless driving.
What the officer won't tell you is that if you are found guilty, your insurance premiums may go up and you may open yourself up to liability in civil court for any future personal injury claims filed by the other driver.
Anything that happens in criminal court could be used in civil court later as evidence against you.
Make sure your following too closely ticket is dismissed in criminal court and you won't need to worry about that.
Driving Without a License
Driving without a license in Virginia is a Class 2 Misdemeanor for a first offense and a Class 1 Misdemeanor for a second offense.
In addition to the criminal conviction the court may suspend your driving privileges for 90 days.
Your ability to drive affects all aspects of your life and hinders your independence.
Don't allow what may appear to be a minor offense rob you of your ability to stay employed or provide income for yourself and your family.
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