Traffic Citations and License Suspension
Protecting Your Driver’s License Is Crucial
TRUST SCOTT R. BARNEY, ESQ. WITH YOUR TRAFFIC CITATION OR LICENSE SUSPENSION
Depending on the ticket you receive, a traffic violation could lead to large fines or other serious consequences. Why put your driving privileges at risk when you can get the assistance you need through a qualified legal representative in your traffic case?
Traffic offenses run the gamut of minor non-moving violations with light fines to severe moving violations with potential jail time and driver’s license suspension. Interaction with a police officer during a traffic stop is usually stressful and intimidating. The officer will tell you what you have been stopped for, which Virginia traffic laws you have violated, what the penalties are, and when your court date is. When many people hear the term “court date,” they are immediately coerced into paying the fines in full. However, a skilled traffic offense lawyer can help you fight the ticket and keep your driving record clean.
Scott R. Barney, Esq. will help you with your particular case to make sure you are represented in the most effective way.
Common Traffic Offenses in Virginia Beach
Traffic offenses are divided into moving and non-moving violations. Moving violations occur when you are behind the wheel, your car is in motion, and you allegedly violate a traffic law. Moving violations are often accompanied by points on your license. When you accumulate enough points, your license can be suspended. Common moving violations include:
- Running a red light
- Disobeying traffic signs
- Illegal lane change
- Improper turn
- Failure to yield
Non-moving violations carry less severe penalties and often do not incur points. Common non-moving violations include:
- Failure to convert out-of-state tags
- Parking violations
Depending upon the type of traffic offense, you may be slapped with a variety of different and very serious consequences. These include:
- Exorbitant fines
- Heightened car insurance rates
- Traffic school
- Community service
- Suspension or revocation
- Jail time
Why Do I Need a Lawyer for My Traffic Ticket in Virginia Beach?
The number one reason why individuals refuse to hire a defense attorney for what they believe is a simple traffic ticket is the fear that they cannot afford an attorney. Attorney representation is often associated with high hourly rates and inflated fees. However, a traffic offense attorney can be relatively affordable. In fact, with the expertise of a traffic attorney, you can find yourself paying less for the combined cost of the tickets and attorney’s fees than you would have if you had paid the ticket in full instead.
Traffic offense attorneys are well-versed in Virginia traffic laws and ordinances. In addition, they have experience with arguing tickets in court and are familiar with the thought processes of traffic judges and prosecutors. A traffic offense attorney can save you the time and hassle of having to travel all of the way to court and wait for your case to be called. In addition, an attorney is skilled at cross-examining any officer witnesses who appear to testify, poking holes in the prosecution’s case, identifying any missing evidence or documents, and making arguments for reduced charges or complete dismissal.
Is your driver’s license suspended?
Whether your license has already been suspended or you’re at the start of your suspension proceeding, you need an expert attorney who knows how to effectively navigate the Virginia Beach courtroom.
Scott R. Barney, Esq. will investigate the reasons for your license being suspended and find out whether your driving privileges can be reinstated immediately.
Due to his extensive knowledge of Virginia traffic law, Scott R. Barney, Esq. can litigate on your behalf and will do his very best to help reinstate your license or resolve your citation.
Call Scott R. Barney, Esq. in Virginia Beach, VA at 757-383-7532
to receive expert advice and work with someone who will aggressively advocate on your behalf.
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Scott R. Barney Esq., PLLC
1551 Laskin Rd.
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
Phone: (757) 965-7200