Traffic law practice areas
I represent clients that have been charged with traffic related crimes in Charlottesville and the surrounding area. I provide legal representation for clients charged with the following and related offenses:
- Reckless Driving § 46.2-852
- Reckless Driving by Speed § 46.2-862
- Driving with a suspended license § 46.2-301
- Driving with no license § 46.2-300
- Hit and Run § 46.2-894
- Driving after forfeiture of license § 18.2-272
- Eluding § 46.2-817
Additional information about traffic cases in Charlottesville, VA
Traffic infractions in Charlottesville
Traffic infractions convictions result in fines, which cannot exceed $250. However, there are some exceptions for infractions which are considered more serious. These infractions may result in a fine up to $500. If you fail to appear for your court date, and the offense is one where the judge will try the case in your absence, a $35 fee will be added.
Most traffic infractions are pre-payable with the court. However, criminal traffic charges such as reckless driving, driving with a suspended license, or driving without being licensed to drive are not pre-payable by statute.
The defendant has an absolute right to appeal any conviction within 10 calendar days of the order. Your case will subsequently be tried in the Charlottesville Circuit Court. If you wish to appeal your conviction, contact the clerk's office.
Contact for help with Charlotteville, VA traffic violations
If you have been charged with a traffic violation in Charlottesville, I ask you to contact me today for a free consultation. I will get back to you promptly to speak with you about your case, and to discuss legal defenses that may be available to you.
Getting arrested for a traffic violation can be a difficult experience, but you don't have to deal with your Charlottesville arrest alone. I am committed to defending your case. Contact today to find out how I can help you.
Each case is different, but depending on the specific set of facts of your case, as a Charlottesville traffic defense attorney I may be able to help you: (1) have your charge dismissed, (2) obtain a not guilty verdict, (3) obtain a less serious charge than the original charge, or (4) obtain an agreement with the Commonwealth which will minimize the negative impact a conviction may have. Please call at 434-979-0308 or use the contact form.