Cutting through Carroll County in a north/south direction, Interstate 77 is a favored area by Virginia State police for issuing speeding tickets to motorists.
Out-of-state drivers not familiar with Virginia laws may be surprised to know that exceeding the speed limit in Virginia may result in more than just receiving a simple speeding ticket. If a driver is cited for going 81 mph or more in a 70 mile-per-hour zone, the driver may be cited for reckless driving, not just speeding. This is a much more serious consequence.
In Virginia, reckless driving is considered a criminal misdemeanor, much like drunk driving. The potential ramifications are thus much more severe than they are for going a few miles over the limit at a lower speed. If you’ve been ticketed for speeding (and possibly reckless driving), I and my firm can help.
Learn Your Options
If you have been cited in Carroll County for speeding and/or reckless driving, it will be in your best interest to learn about the options available to contest your ticket. As an experienced Virginia speeding ticket and reckless driving lawyer, I help drivers fight their tickets and seek dismissal or reduced penalties. I offer a low fixed fee for representation, and accept credit cards for payment. In most cases, you will not even need to appear in court or miss work – I can represent you without your need to attend a court hearing.
Contesting Your Ticket
For every ticket there will be a specified time limit in which the ticket itself may be contested. In some cases, a court appearance may be required – either by you or your attorney. It is critical that tickets not be ignored; otherwise, adverse consequences may result.
In years past, non-Virginia residents might assume that speeding and reckless driving tickets could be ignored on the basis that such tickets were not likely to “catch up with them” if they were not likely to be driving in Virginia in the future. This is no longer the case.
Increasingly, with the integration of databases among states concerning criminal matters and driving infractions, tickets that are ignored – particularly those such as reckless driving that carry criminal misdemeanor designations – will catch up to drivers. In cases in which court appearances are required, a failure to appear at court can have even more serious consequences. It is much better, therefore, to retain an attorney and seek to contest a ticket than to ignore a ticket completely.
Carroll County, Virginia Court
The county seat of Carroll County Virginia is located in Hillsville, which is where traffic cases are heard. I and my firm are available to represent both Virginia and non-Virginia clients in court in seeking the best result possible for a speeding ticket/reckless driving ticket.
I would invite you to call me for a free consultation and to learn about your options if you received a speeding or reckless driving ticket in Carroll County or any other Virginia county.