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Should I Hire a Virginia Speeding Ticket Attorney

When Should You Hire a Virginia Speeding Ticket Attorney?

If you have been issued a speeding ticket in Virginia, you may need a speeding ticket attorney. Before you decide to prepay your ticket you should talk to a speeding ticket lawyer and answer the following questions.

Will Hiring an Attorney Protect My Auto Insurance?

Auto insurance premium increases can cost much more than attorney fees, fines, and court costs combined. When auto insurance rates increase they usually do not come down for three to five years. That means that a $400-a-year increase in premium can cost a driver $1200 to $2000.

A speeding ticket is more likely to increase your auto insurance premiums if:

  • Your speeding ticket is more than 20mph over the speed limit.
  • You are under 25 years old.
  • You get more than one traffic ticket every two years.
  • You have been with your insurance company less than 5 years.
  • You are insured by a "preferred provider".
  • You have a very low insurance premium.

Were You Falsely Accused of Speeding?

Officers are rarely challenged by an experienced speeding ticket defense attorney because most drivers accused of speeding do not hire an attorney. Some officers take advantage of drivers because they do not expect you to get an attorney. If you have been wrongly accused of speeding, consult one of our speeding ticket attorneys today for a free consultation.

Do You Have Other Pending Tickets?

If you have multiple speeding tickets or traffic tickets pending at the same time, you should hire an attorney. How you handle a simple speeding ticket can have serious effects on your other pending criminal or traffic cases. Consult with an attorney immediately.

Will the DMV Restrict or Suspend Your License?

Your speeding ticket may result in a DMV license suspension, DMV probation, or other DMV restrictions if:

  • You are under the age of 18.
  • You have received more than one traffic ticket in the last 12 months.
  • You have more than two traffic tickets in the last 24 months.
  • You have are on DMV probation.
  • You are on DMV control period.
  • You have had your license suspended in the last two years.
  • You have a bad driving record.

How Do I Know My Speeding Ticket May Cause a DMV Suspension?

To determine whether you are in danger of having the DMV take away your license, get an official copy of your Virginia DMV record and contact one of our Virginia speeding ticket attorneys for a free consultation.

Were You Involved in a Car Accident?

If your speeding ticket involved an auto accident or injuries (whether or not the accident was your fault), you should consult a traffic attorney regarding the possibility of civil liability. In some situations, the choices you make in regards to your traffic ticket can make it easier for other people or insurance companies to sue you and/or make it harder for you or your insurance company to recover damages from others.

If you received a speeding ticket or any traffic ticket and there was an accident involved there is no reason not to receive a free consultation from our speeding ticket attorneys immediately.

You Need a Virginia Speeding Ticket Attorney If Your Ticket Will Affect Your Job

A speeding ticket may affect your employment IF:

  • You drive a company vehicle for work.
  • You drive for your employment.
  • You have a Commercial Driver's License (CDL).
  • You have a security clearance (especially if your security clearance requires disclosure of traffic tickets or fines that exceed a specific amount).
  • You are a member of a professionally-licensed organization (e.g. lawyers, nurses, etc.).

If a speeding ticket will affect your employment, then you should consult one of our traffic lawyers immediately for a free consultation.

You Need a Virginia Speeding Ticket Attorney If You Are on Probation, Parole, or Bail Bond

If you are on active probation, inactive probation, parole, or bond, a speeding conviction may violate the terms of your status. If you have been convicted or arrested for a criminal offense within the last two years or if you are on active probation, inactive probation, parole or bond, consult one of our speeding ticket attorneys for a free consultation to determine whether your speeding ticket poses a danger.