You have been cited for speeding, reckless driving, or reckless driving/speeding in Virginia. But you are wondering whether or not you need to hire an attorney. After all, what chance is there of a traffic ticket progressing to a full-blown trial?

Virginia Traffic Tickets Can Carry Severe Consequences

Before answering that question, it is important to note the severity of the penalties you can be assessed for "just a traffic ticket." If you are convicted of Reckless Driving, a Class 1 misdemeanor will go on your permanent criminal record - which could have serious consequences for your future. And if you receive a conviction for reckless driving/speeding, you could get your license suspended or even go to jail.

Securing a Lawyer for a Traffic Case is Essential

Given these possible outcomes, it is vital that you retain a Virginia traffic attorney who can effectively fight for your rights. Many times, this may entail a request that your case be decided in front of a judge or jury. So when choosing a lawyer to represent you, make sure they have substantial trial experience in traffic cases.

There's another reason that a traffic ticket trial is more likely in Virginia than in many other states. That's because if a court rules against you in your trial, your lawyer has the right not only to appeal the ruling, but also to demand that the new trial take place in front of a jury of your peers. But in Virginia, the prosecutor can also request that an appellate trial be held in front of a jury.

For more information on hiring a Virginia traffic attorney to fight your traffic ticket, read our article on How to Choose the Right Virginia Traffic Lawyer.

Defending Your Speeding Case

There are many technical defenses to defending speeding cases. If you have been ticketed for reckless driving/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.

Bob Battle has gained a reputation among other attorneys for developing new and creative arguments to attempt to keep the results of your speed out of evidence for moving radar cases, stationary radar cases, VASCAR cases and even cases where the officer "paced" the other vehicle. Contact 804-673-5600 to schedule your legal consultation today.

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