Careless Driving Lawyer – Fairfax
The legal team at Dave Albo – Attorney understands how upsetting receiving a ticket can be. Because this situation is upsetting, you may be tempted to pay your ticket just to get it off your “mental plate.” However, if you have been given a traffic ticket violation, it’s important to think twice before you decide to pay it. It is possible to fight traffic tickets successfully. To explore your legal options, consider speaking with our Fairfax careless driving lawyer today.
Common Traffic Ticket Defenses
You can fight, contest, and win a traffic ticket, and it may benefit you to try. In Virginia, police regularly issue traffic tickets. Local prosecutors are also known to harshly prosecute many of the violations, despite the fact that a majority of people don’t realize they are committing an offense in the moment. A number of violations are classified as civil infractions or criminal misdemeanors; however, it is also possible to be charged with a felony, depending on the severity of the traffic offense in question and your criminal and/or driving-related history. In general, you may face fines, drivers license points, an increase in insurance premiums, and more, if convicted of a driving offense. If a serious offense has been committed, or you caused injury or damages, jail time is possible. If you’ve been charged with a serious offense, our Fairfax, VA reckless driving lawyer can help you out. But even if you’ve “only” been charged with a careless driving offense, it’s generally a good idea to explore your options with a Fairfax careless driving lawyer. Failure to fight your ticket now could lead to significant consequences down the road.
Depending on the circumstances of your case, the following infractions could be classified as either careless or reckless (and could potentially be upgraded or downgraded before your case is finalized) –
- Unpaid tickets
- Driving on a suspended, revoked, or fake license
- Driving too slowly
- Failing to stop at a stop sign
- Failure to yield
- Weaving in and out of traffic
- Driving on the shoulder of the road
- Driving while talking on the phone
- Driving while distracted
- Driving under the influence
- Eluding and fleeing
- Traffic control device violation
- Leaving the scene of an accident
The Potential Outcomes of a Traffic Violation Conviction
If you’re given a traffic violation, you may face a broad range of penalties. Apart from common penalties like fines, and points on a driver’s license, you can face serious criminal prosecution, sentencing, jail time, or even incarceration. Collateral consequences could include a drivers license suspension (or revocation), job loss, and a criminal record. It might also be difficult to obtain housing and federal benefits. Thankfully, you’re not alone. An experienced Fairfax careless driving lawyer can help you navigate your legal options, no matter what level of offense you’ve been charged with. Call Dave Albo – Attorney today – we look forward to speaking with you.