Traffic Citation and Speeding Ticket Attorney in Virginia

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Consult with one of our criminal defense attorneys to protect your rights

Our attorneys represent clients who face speeding and other traffic citations in Virginia. Traffic tickets for speeding or reckless driving can result in license suspension, high fines and even jail sentences. At Spigle, Massey & Clay, P.L.C, we have experienced lawyers who can protect your rights and defend you in court. Contact us at Spigle, Massey & Clay, PLC, at (800)-218-5409 or contact us online to schedule an appointment to consult with one of our attorneys on your speeding ticket or other traffic citation matters.

Speeding Tickets in the Commonwealth of Virginia

A speeding ticket in our area, depending on how many miles per hour over the speed limit, can result in reckless driving charges. While other factors can also determine reckless driving, speeding is the most common reason authorities bring reckless driving charges under the following statute:
  • 46.2-862. 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.

Penalties for Speeding Offenses on Virginia Roadways

According to the Virginia demerit point system, violations classified as reckless driving incur six demerit points. Other charges such as speeding 10-19 mph over the speed limit incur four demerit points. The lowest level moving violations, such as speeding 1-9 mph over the speed limit or improper driving, result in three demerit points. Penalties for reckless driving may include up to:
  • 12 months in jail
  • Fine up to $2,500
  • Six months license suspension
  • Arrest*
  • Vehicle impound
*Most Judges in our area impose jail time on speeds of over 90 mph.

Speeding in Virginia? Call Spigle, Massey & Clay, PLC for Help

Being caught for speeding by authorities removes any sort of thrill. Spigle, Massey & Clay, PLC, law offices specialize in legal services to drivers cited for DUI offenses on Virginia roads. Call today to consult with an attorney who knows the local roads if your DUI offense involves an incident on:

Additional Penalties for Speeding and Traffic Citation Convictions

In addition to the penalties we mention above, a speeding or reckless driving conviction can cause the loss of jobs requiring a CDL or good driving record. This can include the loss of a security clearance, and disqualification from jobs relating to law enforcement or public agencies. These types of traffic-related criminal convictions can also drastically affect your insurance rates. For these reasons and more, we encourage you to consult with an experienced attorney at Spigle, Massey & Clay, PLC, to help protect your rights.
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