Mecklenburg Traffic Lawyer
Whether you wish to fight a traffic ticket or need skilled criminal defense against a reckless driving charge, traffic lawyer Vanessa Hicks is ready to provide dedicated help. Attorney Hicks is a seasoned criminal defense attorney with the experience to handle even the most complicated traffic crimes. She handles the southern Virginia traffic defense practice for the firm with the devotion, experience and knowledge you should expect from your legal representation.
Perhaps the most common of all traffic offenses, speeding warrants a civil traffic citation in many states, but can lead to Class I misdemeanor charges in Virginia. Speeds exceeding 20 miles per hour above the posted limit and speeds in excess of 80 miles per hour regardless of the posted limit are charged as reckless driving by speed. A conviction of reckless driving carries legal and administrative penalties that can restrict your rights, hamper your freedoms, and hinder personal and professional opportunities. Before you enter a plea, contact us and schedule a free initial consultation with one of our attorneys who will be able to handle the defense of your case. Please schedule a free consultation with our attorneys who will be able to provide you with more information about the services that we provide. But if you would like more information about these laws and the penalties immediately, you can visit the Virginia DMV page.
Skilled Mecklenburg Traffic Attorney
We understand that your speed-related reckless driving charge is more than a mere traffic ticket. It carries heavy penalties and the criminal record created by conviction can continue to affect your life negatively long after your sentence is completed. By thoroughly evaluating your case, uncovering evidence in your support, and thoroughly examining every angle for your defense, a skilled defense lawyer can help you avoid unnecessary consequences of conviction or minimize the impact the criminal charge has on your life.
There are three types of speeding that generally lead to criminal misdemeanor charges:
- Speeding at more than 20 miles per hour above the posted speed limit
- Speeding at more than 80 miles per hour
- Racing or drag racing
Excessive speed, or reckless driving by speed, carries some of the same legal consequences of other criminal misdemeanors such as petty theft or driving under the influence (DUI). Penalties include a jail term of up to one year, a maximum fine of $2,500, a six month suspension of one’s driver’s license, and administrative penalties including the record of the conviction on one’s driving record for five to eleven years. For many people, the biggest hurdle created by a reckless driving conviction is the lingering criminal record. Otherwise law abiding citizens can be plagued by a criminal record that, in the public eye, groups them with more serious criminals, simply for speeding. With the help of a qualified attorney, you can fight against your criminal charge and minimize your chances of conviction.
Call Today for Mecklenburg Traffic Ticket Defense
For Virginians and out of state drivers whose Mecklenburg traffic ticket is actually notice of a criminal reckless driving charge, attorney Vanessa Hicks is prepared to handle your case for the optimum result. Call today to schedule a free consultation of your speeding case. During that consultation our attorneys will have the opportunity to review the facts of your case and let you know what types of strategies they might use in your case moving forward. We will also be able to answer any questions you might have about the services we provide or about the case you are facing. Don’t go into your trial unprepared, let us tell you everything you need to know about these laws and how you might go about fighting them.