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Since we are in an economic recession, a cop will probably let me off for speeding in Virginia, right?

The fact that we are in a recession DOES NOT mean that a cop will let you off for speeding in Virginia. In fact, police are more likely to give you a speeding ticket during a recession. This is because municipalities are currently facing tremendous gaps in their budgets, and one way they try to fill these gaps is by issuing more speeding tickets.

This also means that you can expect fewer leniencies regarding the 10 mph speeding cushion that police routinely give. Nowadays, if your speed is gauged at just 5 mph over the legal speed limit, an officer may jump at the chance to issue you a ticket. If you have been issued a ticket for speeding in Virginia, you may want to get the professional help of a Virginia speeding/reckless driving attorney.

There is even research which shows that police give more tickets during a recession. According to researchers from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis and the University of Arkansas-Little Rock, when municipalities see a 10% decrease in annual revenue growth, they see a 6.4% rise in traffic tickets the very next year.

However, many attorneys feel that it isn't fair to place the budget burden on average citizens. This is especially true in times of recession, when citizens have to be much more careful with their money. If you feel you received a ticket that you didn't deserve, you may be able to fight it with the help of a Virginia speeding/reckless driving attorney.

How Can a Virginia Speeding/Reckless Driving Attorney Help Me?

Reckless Driving is not merely a traffic infraction. It is a criminal offense - a class 1 misdemeanor - the most serious class of misdemeanor in Virginia with maximum penalties of 1 year in jail, $2,500 fine, and a 6-month suspension of your driver's license.

If you have been ticketed for Reckless Driving or Speeding in Virginia, there is no time to waste! Get a free copy of Bob Battle's consumer guide, The Shocking Truth About Reckless Driving/Speeding in Virginia. Or, contact 804-673-5600 to schedule your legal consultation today.

Bob Battle
100% of my practice is devoted to serious traffic defense and criminal litigation in state and federal courts