Recent changes in Virginia’s approach to highway safety enforcement have resulted in a new system of fines and court costs for traffic violations that can cost a driver up to $3,000 for a single traffic ticket on certain offenses. If you have been caught speeding more than 20 miles per hour over the limit, or cited for other serious traffic violations, contact an experienced Richmond traffic ticket attorney.
Among the traffic offenses covered under Virginia’s new court costs system are the following:
- Excessive speeding
- Reckless driving
- Any speeding offense over 80 miles per hour
- Driving without a license, on a suspended license, or without insurance
- Reckless by conduct violations, or dangerous driving without regard to speed
- DUI, including drunk driving or drug possession charges against drivers under the age of 21
Truck drivers, other commercial driver’s license holders, and out-of-state drivers are especially vulnerable to Virginia’s new traffic ticket surcharge system. Not only are these drivers likely to be unaware of our heavy fines and court costs, but the points against your license will likely carry over to your home state for most Virginia traffic tickets. Our attorneys can represent out-of-state and CDL drivers on serious traffic violation charges without the need for you to return to Virginia.
For the time being at least, the Commonwealth of Virginia appears to be relying on traffic tickets to fund much of our court system and other public services. If you do not want your speeding ticket to serve as a substantial and greatly appreciated contribution to this worthy cause, contact an experienced defense attorney at Cravens & Noll to find a solution to your problem.