It is certainly inconvenient to be pulled over by police for a traffic infraction, but it may not seem like a big deal. Many people in Virginia may assume that if they commit a traffic offense, they will simply pay a fine and be on their way. However, traffic violations can result in long-term issues that affect a person well after the incident occurs.
This is especially true if the offense results in the suspension or revocation of your driver's license or if it means you must spend time in jail. These consequences could cost a person their job if they must miss work or are without transportation. In addition, traffic offenses can raise one's car insurance rates, adding a financial burden to an already expensive situation.
Speeding or running a red light or stop sign are not the only traffic offenses a person in Virginia could commit. Other traffic infractions include reckless driving, driving on a suspended or revoked license, fleeing the scene of a crash and distracted driving.
It is important to note that simply paying a fine is not always the end of the story. A motorist sometimes must go to court when charged with a traffic violation. When this happens, it can be important to have legal assistance. At our firm, we believe that trying to handle traffic offenses on your own can lead to undesirable consequences. It doesn't have to be this way. With legal assistance, it may be possible to resolve traffic violations in a satisfactory manner that allows the motorist to move on with his or her life. For more information on how we address traffic violations, feel free to visit the traffic offenses section of our firm's website.