Speeding and Traffic Defense
You are driving down the road and the next thing you see is flashing lights in your rear view mirror.
Great! What joy?
At best, you are going to get a sp tckt or some other form of trfc tckt.
Worst case scenario, you are going to be charged with a crime that masquerades as a trfc tckt.
You may be asking, what kind of crime could you be charged with for just driving down the road?
Here are the possible criminal charges you could be facing:
- Reckless Driving
- Driving On Suspended License
- Aggressive Driving
So what is the big deal with any of the above trfc tckts? After all they are just trfc tckts right?
Wrong. The above trfc tckts are misdemeanors.
What is a misdemeanor trfc tckt? A misdemeanor tckt may land you in jail and cause you to lose your license.
So you now have two options if you have received a misdemeanor trfc tckt or sp tckt.
You can go to court without a advocate and hope for the best or you contact the SRIS Law Group trfc advocates for help.
We defend clients charged with trfc tckts.
We have client meeting locations in Fairfax, Loudoun, Prince William, Richmond, Fredericksburg & Virginia Beach. You can reach by phone at 703-278-0405 or contact us online.
Our trfc defenders defend sp, VA Uniform Summons reckless driving, driving on suspended lic and aggressive driving.
The following are some of the questions clients ask us about sp tckts and trfc tckts:
- Do I need trfc tckt defender for a sp tckt?
- How do I beat a sp tckt?
- What can I do to fight a trfc tckt?
- If I was given a sp tckt and I have an out of state lic, do I need to come back or can I prepay the fine?
- I don’t remember where I got the sp tckt in the Commonwealth; does the Commonwealth have a trfc tckt search system?
- Can I pay the trfc tckt online?
- I got a sp tckt, how many points will I get on my driving record?
- Will my trfc tckt be reported to my Division of Motor Vehicles?
- If I got a sp tckt, what is the cost to fight it?
- If I got a sp tckt and I from out of state, can I have a trfc tckt advocate in the Commonwealth help me without having to come back?
- Does your firm handle trfc tckts in the VA Beach?
- Does a sp tckt carry driving points?
- Do you have a trfc tckt defender in Richmond VA?
- How can I pay my trfc tckt in Manassas VA?
- I got a trfc tckt, which court do I go to?
The following are some of the laws:
§ 46.2-870. Maximum speed limits generally.
Except as otherwise provided in this article, the maximum speed limit shall be 55 miles per hour on interstate highways or other limited access highways with divided roadways, nonlimited access highways having four or more lanes, and all primary highways.
The maximum speed limit on all other highways shall be 55 miles per hour if the vehicle is a passenger motor vehicle, bus, pickup or panel truck, or a motorcycle, but 45 miles per hour on such highways if the vehicle is a truck, tractor truck, or combination of vehicles designed to transport property, or is a motor vehicle being used to tow a vehicle designed for self-propulsion, or a house trailer.
Notwithstanding the foregoing provisions of this section, the maximum speed limit shall be 70 miles per hour where indicated by lawfully placed signs, erected subsequent to a trfc engineering study and analysis of available and appropriate accident and law-enforcement data, on: (i) interstate highways, (ii) multilane, divided, limited access highways, and (iii) high-occupancy vehicle lanes if such lanes are physically separated from regular travel lanes. The maximum speed limit shall be 60 miles per hour where indicated by lawfully placed signs, erected subsequent to a trfc engineering study and analysis of available and appropriate accident and law-enforcement data, on U.S. Route 29, U.S. Route 58, U.S. Route 360, U.S. Route 460, and on U.S. Route 17 between the town of Port Royal and Saluda where they are nonlimited access, multilane, divided highways.
§ 46.2-862. Exceeding speed limit.
A person shall be guilty of reckless driving who drives a motor vehicle on the highways in the Commonwealth (i) at a speed of twenty miles per hour or more in excess of the applicable maximum speed limit or (ii) in excess of eighty miles per hour regardless of the applicable maximum speed limit.