Richmond Speeding Ticket Lawyer
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In the Commonwealth of Virginia, speeding is defined as driving faster
than the law allows. Unless otherwise posted, the statewide speed limit
for highways is 55 mph. Some highways throughout Virginia now have a posted
60 or 70 mph speed. Rural, non-surfaced, business, or residential areas
are mostly 35 mph zones. Read the Code of Virginia § 46.2-870 through
§ 46.2-883 to learn more.
If convicted of speeding, a fine will be assessed according to the posted
speed and the convicted person's speed. When roads are deemed a "work
zone," you must follow the new posted speed or risk a $500.00 fine.
If you have been issued a speeding ticket, you still have options. Speak with a
Richmond traffic ticket lawyer from our firm to learn more about potential consequences and defense strategies.
How can a traffic ticket attorney help?
A lot of people choose to just pay the fine when given a speeding ticket.
While this is certainly an option, consider the consequences of doing this:
- Speeding between 10-19 mph over the posted speed limit is a 4-point infraction
which stays on your driving record for 5 years
- This will certainly cause an increase in your insurance premium
- In addition, accumulating 12 points in 12 months or 18 points in 24 months
will require a driver improvement clinic
- 18 points within 12 months or 24 points within 24 months will automatically
suspend driving privileges
- If the driver is under 18, a mere 1 point will result in a driving clinic
Our experienced Richmond traffic attorneys at Carlson & Collier may
be able to have the ticket thrown out completely. Often lasers, radars,
or microcomputer devices used by law enforcement are not properly calibrated.
This could result in an acquittal. Don't risk the points on your driving
record and other repercussions.
Call Carlson & Collier
today to learn what our Richmond criminal defense attorneys about your
speeding ticket. Request a
when you call!