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What Restrictions Come With a Suspended License?

A suspended driver’s license is a punishment the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) can impose on a driver who commits a crime or traffic violation. Driver’s license suspension is the temporary removal of the person’s driving privileges. Having a suspended license significantly restricts your rights and abilities as a driver. If caught driving with… read more

What Are the Consequences of Driving Without a Valid License in Virginia?

Driving without a valid license is an offense that can lead to serious consequences in Virginia, even if it’s your first offense. The first time you are caught driving without a license, you may be subject to a fine of $1,000 and up to six months in jail. Your driving privileges may also be suspended… read more

What Are the Psychological Effects of Being in a Car Accident?

The physical repercussions of a car accident can be severe. A survivor could have significant injuries that cause great pain, suffering and economic hardship. Physical injuries are not the only consequences crash victims can face, however. Many car accident survivors also deal with psychological ramifications – stress, anxiety and mental health conditions that can last… read more

What Are the Top Driving Distractions?

Distractions while driving can lead to deadly car accidents. Paying attention to anything other than the road and the driving task can lead to a rear-end collision, pedestrian accident or other serious types of accidents. Distracted drivers cause hundreds of thousands of auto accidents in the US each year. In 2018, distracted drivers injured 400,000… read more

What Are My Rights as a Hit-and-Run Victim?

Hit-and-run accidents are some of the most common tragedies on the streets of Virginia. Unfortunately, many at-fault drivers flee the scene to try to avoid liability instead of sticking around to face the consequences of their actions. If you are the victim of a hit-and-run in Virginia, you may wonder who will pay for your… read more

My Uber Driver Was in an Accident…Now What?

Uber drivers do not receive any special training prior to being able to pick up passengers and drive them to their destinations. They do not give interviews to Uber supervisors, prove their safe-driving abilities, pass any driving tests or get commercial driver’s licenses. In addition, Uber only looks into the applicant’s last seven years in… read more

4 Reasons To Hire a Virginia Traffic Attorney

Traffic violations are some of the most common offenses in Virginia and across the rest of the United States. It’s difficult to find someone who hasn’t been pulled over for one type of traffic violation or another. Just because they’re common, however, doesn’t mean traffic violations are not a big deal. In fact, if you… read more

Types of Virginia Driving Records and How to Get Your Own Copy

The state of Virginia keeps a detailed record of everyone who holds a driver’s license. Your driving record holds valuable information that you may not even be aware of. It’s generally a good idea to obtain a copy of your record after you receive a citation for a traffic violation or a criminal traffic charge…. read more

What Should Out-of-State Drivers Know About Speeding in Virginia?

Nature lovers from all over the country travel to Virginia to revel in its natural beauty year-round. Many people arrive by car or rent a vehicle during their stay so they can experience the famous Skyline Drive, a 105-mile route that runs north-south through Shenandoah National Park. The park consists of 200,000 acres of forest,… read more

What to do when involved in a car accident

Written by Courtney Leigh Winston, Trial Attorney for the Pendleton Law Team If you’re involved in a car accident, the actions you take in the moments immediately following the accident are crucial.  At Christina Pendleton and Associates, all of us work hard to advocate on your behalf; however, there are things that you can do… read more