Emporia, VA Speeding Enforcement
The Emporia Police Department as well as the Virginia State Police can often be spotted in various speed traps within the City of Emporia near the North Carolina border. In Virginia, exceeding 80 mph is considered a misdemeanor. Therefore, driving 11 mph over the posted speed limit (70 mph) on this stretch of I-95 can warrant a misdemeanor reckless driving charge.
Reckless Driving Misdemeanors
A reckless driving conviction in Virginia carries many consequences. If found guilty, you are at risk of losing your CDL and/or Security Clearance. Many job application require you to disclose misdemeanor convictions. A misdemeanor can also have immigration consequences.
Additionally, a reckless driving conviction adds 6 points to your driving record. You can be fined for up to $2500. If you are an out of state driver, some states (such as Michigan) will suspend you driver’s livense.
Due to the these consequences, it is important to take care of your ticket. Often times, people will neglect their charge by paying their ticket before their court date. Prepaying your ticket is pleading guilty. With serious traffic charges such as reckless driving, it is highly recommended to either hire an attorney or go to court in person.
Read more about reckless driving in Virginia
Hiring an Attorney for a Reckless Driving Ticket
Look for a Traffic Attorney
The most important thing to keep in mind when choosing a lawyer for your reckless driving ticket is to look for someone who specializes in traffic law. It is even possible to find an attorney with a focus on reckless driving defense, such as myself and several others in the area. This is an important factor because not all lawyers are familiar with reckless driving laws or how to properly defend them.
Look for someone familiar with Emporia General District Court
To make sure you are getting the best possible outcome, it is important that hire someone who regularly practices in Emporia Traffic Court. Such an attorney will be able to accurately advise you as to what kind of an outcome to expect. He/she will also be able to prepare and present your case much better than a lawyer who is not familiar with the court’s policies.
Choosing me to defend your ticket
Over the past few years, my law practice has evolved to focus primarily on reckless driving ticket defense. Currently around 90% of my practice revolves around reckless driving defense. I am typically in Emporia Traffic Court every week.
If you are interested in hiring me as council to try to get your reckless driving ticket reduced, I would love to talk to you as soon as possible. I have been very successfull at getting these charges reduced to where it is a no longer a misdemeanor. Often times, I can even get them reduced to where it is a non moving violation or dismissed. Call or email today for more information!