Speeding tickets are incredibly prevalent in Arlington County, Alexandria City, Fairfax County, Prince William County and Loudoun County. But just because you got a speeding ticket, that doesn’t mean that you should just give in and pay the fine. You have rights. Specifically, you have the right to force the Commonwealth of Virginia to prove that you were speeding. This have to do this by proving the method that they measured your speed – which is often Radar, Lidar, or by pacing you. An experienced traffic attorney knows how to properly defend you against these charges, and possibility get them dismissed or reduced.
Experienced Speeding Ticket Lawyer
While we have experience working with clients facing traffic charges throughout Northern Virginia, including Arlington, Alexandria, Loudoun, Stafford, and Prince William counties, we specialize in Fairfax traffic defense. If you have been charged with speeding in any of these counties, we strongly encourage you to reach out for your free consultation. Walking in to court with an attorney at your side could mean the difference between 6 points and 0 points on your driving record! These points have a direct impact on your insurance premiums.
There are many possible defenses to a speeding ticket. Although many police departments and agencies have greatly improved their application of radar to traffic control, a large number still are not qualified to operate this type of instrument. Operating a traffic radar unit does not require a genius in any way, but it does require at least proper training and a basic understanding of how the device works. Laser traffic radars perform the same function as microwave radars but use different methods – pulses instead of Doppler – to measure target speed. Naturally, additional operator training is required for the proper use of these technologies. When you hire an attorney at Ervin Kibria, we make sure that the officer who cited you for speeding had this proper training and can prove it!
Many traffic tickets are considered moving violations. As a moving violation, DMV demerit points will be assessed in accordance with the type of conviction. For example, if you have a good driving record, such as +3 record, and are convicted of a speeding ticket at 74 mph in a 55 mph zone, the 4 points that would be assessed would result in a -1 point balance. In addition, most insurance companies raise their rates when their customer receives a moving violation, such as a speeding ticket, because the customer is deemed to be a greater risk for the insurance company. As a result, it is strongly recommended that you contact an experienced traffic lawyer at Ervin Kibria to discuss your available options.