Cases We Handle
- Reckless driving
- Driving under suspension/revocation
- Driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs
When a driver is stopped by a police officer and subsequently issued a Virginia Uniform Summons (commonly referred to as a Virginia traffic ticket or Virginia speeding ticket) for a violation of state law or a county/city ordinance, he/she may be charged with a traffic infraction, misdemeanor, or a civil violation.
One of the first things that should be done after receiving a Virginia speeding ticket or Virginia traffic ticket is to consult a lawyer that regularly represents clients in similar situations. Another important factor to consider when choosing an attorney to represent you in court is the attorney’s familiarity with the jurisdiction (city/county). An attorney that is familiar with the particular jurisdiction will be better suited to provide advice concerning the available options and how to handle your matter. A Virginia traffic ticket or Virginia speeding ticket is often the first and only time a person will have to deal with the criminal justice system. The thought of going before a judge alone to defend oneself against a misdemeanor or traffic infraction makes some people uneasy and nervous. This is certainly understandable as one’s liberty and financial well-being may be at risk. Traffic convictions can pile up if they are not taken seriously and can lead to many issues further down the road.
If you have received a Virginia speeding ticket or traffic ticket, do not hesitate to contact Waltrip, Smith & Campbell, PC for a consultation to discuss your specific situation.