Traffic Tickets in Prince Edward County
The Prince Edward County Police Department, as well as Virginia State Troopers can often times be spotted throughout Prince Edward County, Virginia; particularly alongside Rt. 460. In recent years, there has been elevated speeding and reckless driving enforcement due in part to revenue for these departments. Unfortunately, we get many phone calls from drivers who have received reckless driving tickets in this area.
What are the Possible Consequences?
If found guilty of reckless driving in Prince Edward, you will encounter consequences such as:
- Increased insurance rates
- Job consequences (loss of CDL and Security Clearance)
- Points on your driving record
- Possibility of a suspended license
Due to the severity of this charge, it is crucial to do everything in your power to get your charge reduced or dismissed.
Getting your charge reduced
In our state, there are a couple possible ways to get reckless driving tickets amended: going to court in person or hiring a lawyer.
Appearing in Court
It is possible to go to court without a lawyer and get a desirable outcome. However, there are issues with this avenue:
- You must drive all the way to court regardless of your residence.
- You will not be familiar with the court/judge’s procedures.
- You will not be familiar with the the reckless driving laws of Virginia.
Are you looking for a lawyer familiar with Prince Edward Traffic Court
It is important to seek legal representation from an attorney with familiarity in the court you are ticketed in. This is because he/she will know all of the judge’s policies and pet peeves. Example: some judges like to see a defendant complete community service court while others see it differently.
Call me today!
If you received a reckless driving or speeding ticket in Prince Edward County, VA, contact me as soon as possible to discuss your case. I will advise on what you can expect from my representation as well as what you can do to help get the best possible outcome.
by Daniel P. Leavitt,
Attorney at Law