Speeding tickets in Roanoke/Botetourt
Traffic tickets can result in license suspension, high fines and even jail sentences. At Spigle, Roe, Massey & Clay, P.L.C, we have experienced lawyers who can protect your rights and defend you in court.
Heavy penalties for Roanoke/Botetourt speeding tickets
A speeding ticket in our area, depending on how many miles per hour over the speed limit, can result in reckless driving charges. While other factors can also determine reckless driving, speeding is the most common reason authorities bring reckless driving charges under the following statute:
46.2-862. A person shall be guilty of reckless driving who drives a motor vehicle on the highways in the Commonwealth (i) at a speed of twenty miles per hour or more in excess of the applicable maximum speed limit or (ii) in excess of eighty miles per hour regardless of the applicable maximum speed limit.
According to the Virginia demerit point system, violations classified as reckless driving incur six demerit points. Other charges such as speeding 10-19 mph over the speed limit incur four demerit points. The lowest level moving violations, such as speeding 1-9 mph over the speed limit or improper driving, result in three demerit points.
Penalties for reckless driving may include up to:
Get legal help for a Roanoke or Botetourt traffic ticket
Many people make the mistake of not taking a traffic ticket seriously. However, under certain circumstances, traffic tickets and in particular a Roanoke or Botetourt speeding ticket can result in misdemeanor charges — and possibly felony charges if an accident causes serious injury or death.
In addition to the above, a reckless driving conviction can cause the loss of jobs requiring a CDL or good driving record, loss of a security clearance, and disqualification from jobs involving law enforcement or public agencies, and also drastically affects your insurance rates.
When you receive a traffic ticket in Roanoke or Botetourt for reckless driving charges, seek legal advice to find out if you need representation.
Contact us about traffic tickets in Roanoke and Botetourt
Call Spigle, Roe, Massey & Clay, P.L.C. at 1- 540-473-2991 or contact us online.
8166 Roanoke Road
Fincastle, VA 24090
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Fincastle, VA 24090