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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.