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Unlike reckless driving or driving on a suspended license, a speeding ticket is not considered a criminal charge. However, a conviction for speeding can have long-lasting and expensive consequences, such as increased insurance rates or even license suspension.
There are several technical defense issues involved with fighting a speeding ticket in Virginia, ranging from radar and speedometer calibrations to police officer pacing. An experienced traffic attorney will be able to help you in those areas. But what can you do on your own to minimize the impact of a speeding ticket?
Keep reading to learn more about how to fight a speeding ticket in Virginia and what a traffic lawyer can do for you.
“Do red light tickets go on your record in Virginia?” The answer—yes.
If you’re convicted, your red light ticket violation will go on your driving record—up to four points can be added to your record--which may also cause your insurance rates go up.
If you’ve run a red light in Manassas, Fairfax or Arlington recently, you understandably may be wondering, “How much is a ticket for running a red light?”
Read below for more information on the penalties for running a red light in Virginia.
Did you recently run a red light and are worried that a traffic camera photographed your license plate? Are you wondering "how to check if I got a red light ticket in Virginia"?
If so, read below for more information about your possible red light ticket violation.
Civil/traffic infractions are minor offenses that result in a fine and/or other penalties but no jail sentence. They are not criminal in nature. These include most traffic violations, refusal of a blood-alcohol breath test, and others. Despite the lack of potential for jail, these infractions should not be taken lightly. Other consequences, such as license suspension, can have a significant impact on your life.