David A. Cardon is a Traffic Ticket Lawyer That Will Tirelessly Fight for Your Rights
In Virginia, traffic ticket fines are expensive, and can raise the premiums for your car insurance. Seeking help from a traffic ticket lawyer can be cost effective and better for your future. In Virginia Beach, VA, us here at Cardon Law can help you obtain a better outcome, including complete dismissal for speeding, reckless driving, and other traffic offenses.
David A. Cardon has been practicing civil and criminal defense law in this state for more than two decades, assisting thousands of clients. He can help you avoid stiff penalties and other repercussions from alleged traffic offenses. The sooner you seek legal counsel, the better. For immediate assistance, please call at (757) 306-9060 or contact us now.
Traffic Citation Consequences
Most traffic tickets are minor infractions, but can prove very expensive. If you are a young, male driver, for example, a speeding ticket can double your insurance premiums or you may even lose coverage – after paying more than $250 in court fines and fees. Driving under the influence (DUI) is a Class 1 misdemeanor offense, as is reckless driving and driving with a suspended license. These are criminal convictions, with penalties that can include jail time and fines up to $2,500.
Any traffic infraction or misdemeanor results in automatic notification to the Department of Motor Vehicles, and the DMV assigns 3, 4, or 6 demerit points to your record. If you accumulate a high number of points (18 in one year or 24 in two years) you lose your driving privilege for 90 days and must complete a driver improvement course.
About Reckless Driving
Virginia is known for tough driving laws, as many people with a reckless driving citation have learned. If you are caught driving over 80 mph in Virginia, it is an automatic reckless driving ticket, even if the posted speed limit is 70. You can receive a reckless charge for traveling 20 mph over the posted speed limit in many cases, or just for driving “too fast” for traffic conditions. Driving with faulty brakes or failing to use proper turn signals can also qualify as reckless driving, as can involvement in a traffic collision.
Judges look at your past driving record and other factors to determine penalties for traffic misdemeanors. If you have been in previous motor vehicle accidents, have a history of speeding, or other traffic violations, you may receive a stricter punishment. It is possible to go to jail for reckless driving and lose your license for six months. In addition to fines and insurance rate hikes, a conviction can also affect your job if a clean driving record is required.
Fighting Traffic Charges
You can beat your ticket or reduce your consequences in many cases. If you are accused of reckless driving or other misdemeanor, the burden of proof is on the commonwealth. Our practice can help you dispute police evidence or get charges dropped on a technicality.
The evidence provided by a police officer for your minor traffic ticket is also subjective in many cases. His or her personal opinion or unobstructed view of your supposed infraction can be called into question. We also can often provide evidence of an unusual road condition or other circumstance that precipitated your action.
After years of working with traffic court judges and police, David Cardon is a seasoned veteran who can guide you to the appropriate course of action. He will provide an honest assessment of your case and always give you realistic expectations.
After years of working with traffic court judges and police, David Cardon is a seasoned veteran who can guide you to the appropriate course of action.
Contact David Cardon for Experienced Representation
Outstanding traffic offenses can have a negative impact on your driving record and your expenses. Please contact our office today to schedule a free consultation with David Cardon.