Richmond Traffic Violation Lawyer
While many view traffic violations as minor infractions and nuisances, traffic tickets and moving violations have the power to wreak havoc on your life. Fees quickly mount, and points from tickets can cause your insurance premiums to skyrocket or result in a revoked or suspended license.
The Pendleton Law team does not underestimate the seriousness of traffic violations and our Richmond traffic violation attorneys will work on your behalf to get the charges you face reduced or dismissed. Never shrug off a traffic ticket!
Getting Points Away From Your License
The Virginia DMV uses a points system to decide whether to revoke or suspend your driving privileges. If you accumulate too many points in a short time, they can make it illegal for you to drive your car.
America is a car-based society. Without one, you could pay a fortune in rideshares or have to face the embarrassment of asking coworkers to take you to and from work. If you drive with a revoked or suspended license, you could face jail time and huge fines.
In fact, if you ignore tickets and suspended licenses long enough you could face felony charges. You never want to face a felony charge. Those can follow people for life! But with a traffic violation attorney, you can keep the points off your record and save yourself.
Hire a Richmond Traffic Violation Lawyer for Your Tickets
Our traffic violation attorneys in Richmond have represented clients in Virginia traffic violation cases involving:
- Reckless driving
- Expired registration
- Expired license
- Running a red light or stop sign
- Failure to signal when changing lanes
- Failure to wear a seatbelt
- Driving under the influence
- Driving without a license or with a suspended license
- Leaving the scene of an accident
- Violating license restrictions
- Hit-and-run accidents
Whether they have charged you with a moving or nonmoving violation, our team of Richmond injury attorneys possesses the determination needed to protect your best interests in traffic court.
Our Approach to Traffic Violation Defense Cases
Our attorneys take a detail-oriented approach to traffic violation defense cases. First, we interview you to obtain as much information as possible regarding the circumstances of your moving violation.
We can discover if the police officer violated standard procedures or failed to perform their duties as required. If they make an error, we may be able to keep points off your record. We explore every scenario to determine your best course of action, and we will question those testifying against you at trial.
In some cases, if the evidence is heavily against you, we may be able to negotiate a lower sentence. Until we know your case, we cannot recommend the best course of action in your situation.
How Many Points Do I Have?
The DMV tracks the number of points you have, and you can go to their website to get your current point total. You will need to make an account to get that information. Usually, points related to a traffic violation fall off two years after the infraction.
Be advised that the charge will still be on your driving record and could be used against you should you commit another traffic violation. Also, insurance companies can use their own version of a points system for increasing or decreasing your premiums.
Contact Qualified Traffic Violation Lawyers in Richmond Today
The attorneys at Pendleton Law Team are experienced at representing clients in Virginia traffic courts. Contact our Richmond office or call to speak to seasoned legal counsel about your traffic ticket. We stand prepared to do all we can to minimize the negative repercussions of a traffic violation.