It doesn't matter if you are on I-64, I-264, I-664 or Route 58 — if you are pulled over and ticketed, you face a serious charge. Vacationers are pulled over for exceeding the speed limit. Weekenders are cited for reckless driving. Young people arriving from nearby colleges are arrested for alcohol and drug offenses. Servicemen and servicewomen from the many bases in the region head to Tidewater for seaside fun and end up getting arrested and in Tidewater courts.
At times like these, hiring a lawyer who is knowledgeable of the practices of local judges is critical. Timothy J. Quick is a past president of the Tidewater Bar Association. He is familiar with the practices of all Tidewater judges.
Experienced Traffic Violations Attorney
Many don't realize that in the Commonwealth of Virginia, exceeding the speed limit by 20 mph or more constitutes reckless driving, a criminal offense. It is not a pre-payable ticket. It requires a court appearance. However, sometimes the judge will permit a lawyer to appear on your behalf if you are from out of state and the attorney can persuade the police officer or prosecutor not to seek jail time. We are quick to help vacationers put these unhappy events in the rearview mirror, and we have helped hundreds of students and other young people deal with their legal problems.
Reckless driving is a serious offense in the Eastville & Tidewater areas. Many people, especially visitors to the Tidewater area, don't realize until it is too late that reckless driving is more than a ticket, and can require more than paying a fine.
What Are The Penalties Of Reckless Driving?
Reckless driving in Virginia is a Class 1 Misdemeanor and is a criminal offense punishable by up to 12 months in jail and a $2,500 fine, and possible suspension of your driver's license. This is a criminal offense and a lot more serious than a speeding ticket. Reckless driving by speed in the Commonwealth of Virginia is going 20 or more miles per hour over the posted speed limit, or 80 miles per hour or greater. Most people are not aware of this at the time of the ticket, or after. This is why it is so important to hire an experienced and aggressive attorney who has handled many reckless driving tickets in Eastville, Virginia and throughout the Eastern Shore.
Traffic Offenses — Worried About Jail Time?
Travelers don't realize until it is too late that they are saddled with a criminal conviction that stays with them for life. A conviction can cause problems for job applicants and people requiring security clearance in order to work. It may cause your auto insurer to increase your rates. Your conviction may follow you to your home state. Most states will add points to your driving record. A few states will even add their own penalties.
Students from Old Dominion University, Virginia Wesleyan University, Virginia Commonwealth University, Norfolk State University, Christopher Newport University, Virginia State University, Tidewater Community College, College of William and Mary, Hampton Roads University and other schools are often charged with traffic offenses. When your son or daughter is arrested or ticketed, hire a lawyer who understands the damage a conviction can do to a young person's future.
Have you been charged with speeding? Call attorney Timothy J. Quick in Tidewater or Hampton Roads at 757-453-7674.
Experienced Reckless Driving Ticket Defense
If you have received a reckless driving ticket while traveling on Route 13 on the Eastern Shore, you need to hire an experienced traffic defense lawyer. Whether you are from Northampton County or from out of state, it's important to hire an attorney to defend your case in court. Many motorists do not even realize they have been charged with reckless driving, and just think they have received a simple speeding ticket.
What To Expect From Timothy J. Quick, P.C.
At the law office of Timothy J. Quick, P.C. our ultimate goal is to minimize your stress and the charges that you have been given. Does your summons indicate that you are required to appear in Eastville Traffic Court in Northampton County? Do you live outside of Virginia? We may be able to represent you without the need for you to appear in court and depending on the circumstances, may be able to help have the reckless driving charged reduced or even have it dismissed. Contact Timothy J. Quick at 1-757-453-7674 for a free in-office consultation so we can evaluate your case and offer you the best information to defend your case.