Harrisonburg, VA Speeding Ticket
Speeding tickets can be a reliable income source for state and local police agencies. There have been scandals throughout the years that seem to indicate that officials are more pressured by revenues than public safety, but the majority of people accept that speeding laws are necessary and fairly implemented. If you have received a Harrisonburg, VA speeding ticket here is what you need to know.
Points on your driver’s license
Being convicted of numerous traffic tickets will add points to your driver’s license. When you accumulate too many points your driver’s license will be suspended. Additionally, most insurance companies run a check of your driving record each year when your policy is up for renewal. Traffic convictions will likely result in increased insurance rates.
Most speeding tickets can be amended so that you do not have points added to your driver’s license. A speeding ticket may, however, be amended to a reckless driving charge if your speed was either over 80 mph or was over 20 mph over the posted speed limit. A reckless driving conviction is a much more serious charge, and can result in jail time, fines up to $2,500, and a suspended driver’s license.
Do you have to go to court?
For simple traffic tickets you usually do not have to appear in court when you hire us to resolve your ticket for you. If you fail to hire an attorney, fail to pay your ticket, and fail to show up in court, a warrant will be issued for your arrest, and your driver’s license may be suspended.
We will contact the prosecutor’s office and work with them to have your charges reduced so you will not have points added to your driver’s license. Typically, you will have to pay a fine and court costs, but will not have any other requirements to fulfill.
Contact us today and let us show you why so many people rely on us to successfully resolve their Harrisonburg, VA speeding ticket. Our consultations are free and confidential. Contact us today!