Category: Traffic Law

What Is Considered Reckless Driving in Virginia?

What Is Considered Reckless Driving in Virginia?

A number of risky driving behaviors can be classified as reckless driving in Virginia. Perhaps the most likely impetus for a reckless driving charge is excessive speed, as there are certain mile-per-hour thresholds that can transform what seems like a simple speeding ticket into a possible reckless driving offense – […]

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How to Select a Criminal Defense Attorney

How to Select a Criminal Defense Attorney

How to Select a Criminal Defense Attorney If you are facing potential criminal charges, you do not want to delay securing legal representation. A good criminal defense attorney can help ensure that you make strategically sound decisions from the outset. However, you also do not want to risk rushing into […]

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Can Reckless Driving in Virginia be a Felony Charge?

Can Reckless Driving in Virginia be a Felony Charge?

Most reckless driving incidents are tried as misdemeanors in Virginia, but some cases have additional elements that elevate the seriousness of the alleged crime and lead to a felony charge. In Virginia, reckless driving typically is classified as a Class 1 misdemeanor, which is the most serious of the four […]

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Reckless Driving – A Client’s Story.

Reckless Driving – A Client’s Story.

In the fall of 2011, Riley Scheyder found himself in a precarious situation when he was pulled over by the state police for reckless driving.  Thankfully, he and his family reached out to The Irving Law Firm for help and support. In what seemed like a perfect storm, the then 17 […]

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Fighting Speeding Tickets

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Three Easy Steps to Fighting Speeding Tickets in Northern Virginia Unlike reckless driving or driving on a suspended license, a speeding ticket is not considered a criminal charge.  However, a conviction for speeding can have long-lasting and expensive consequences, such as increased insurance rates or even administrative license suspension.  There […]

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Three Easy Steps to Fighting a Speeding Ticket In Northern Virginia

Three Easy Steps to Fighting a Speeding Ticket In Northern Virginia

Unlike reckless driving or driving on a suspended license, a speeding ticket is not considered a criminal charge. However, a conviction for speeding can have long-lasting and expensive consequences, such as increased insurance rates or even license suspension.

There are several technical defense issues involved with fighting a speeding ticket in Virginia, ranging from radar and speedometer calibrations to police officer pacing. An experienced traffic attorney will be able to help you in those areas. But what can you do on your own to minimize the impact of a speeding ticket?

Keep reading to learn more about how to fight a speeding ticket in Virginia and what a traffic lawyer can do for you.

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Do red light tickets go on your record in Virginia?

Do red light tickets go on your record in Virginia?

“Do red light tickets go on your record in Virginia?” The answer—yes.

If you’re convicted, your red light ticket violation will go on your driving record—up to four points can be added to your record–which may also cause your insurance rates go up.

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How much is a ticket for running a red light?

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If you’ve run a red light in Manassas, Fairfax or Arlington recently, you understandably may be wondering, “How much is a ticket for running a red light?”

Read below for more information on the penalties for running a red light in Virginia.

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How to Check if I Got a Red Light Ticket in Virginia

How to Check if I Got a Red Light Ticket in Virginia

Did you recently run a red light and are worried that a traffic camera photographed your license plate? Are you wondering “how to check if I got a red light ticket in Virginia”?

If so, read below for more information about your possible red light ticket violation.

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What Is A Civil / Traffic Infraction?

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Civil/traffic infractions are minor offenses that result in a fine and/or other penalties but no jail sentence. They are not criminal in nature. These include most traffic violations, refusal of a blood-alcohol breath test, and others. Despite the lack of potential for jail, these infractions should not be taken lightly. Other consequences, such as license suspension, can have a significant impact on your life.

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