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The downsides of a traffic violation not always readily apparent

| May 17, 2019 | traffic violations

Getting cited for a traffic violation is arguably akin to something like a bee sting for most people. That is, it’s irritating and even temporarily painful, but not deadly.

Ergo, most motorists simply view that ticket in hand as an annoying inconvenience in life. They might wince at its cost, but they don’t know what to do other than just pay up and move on.

There is of course little that some individuals can do other than that in a specific situation. A driver barreling down a roadway at 100 miles per hour in a 55-mph zone is not likely to have much wiggle room after being cited for speeding to that extent.

Conversely, though, it can be a mistake with material downsides to routinely react passively to the issuance of a ticket. All ticketed offenses are not equal, and it can sometimes be to a driver’s advantage to proactively respond to a citation with help from a proven traffic violations legal team.

That can be especially true in Virginia. We duly note on our website at the established Manassas legal office of Bristle Law that a fine “is not the only consequence” of a ticket issued in the state.

Virginia has what is termed a “points” system concerning driving behavior. A ticketed offense adds to points. Accumulation of a certain number of those can yield a dramatic spike in insurance premiums for a motorist. In some instances, it can result in a policy cancellation and even bring a license suspension or revocation.

The implications of that are clear enough. Costs are important to everyone. Legions of Virginia drivers need reliable transportation to get to work and back home each day.

Bristle Law attorneys work hard to help diverse and valued Virginia clients minimize the downsides of traffic tickets. We welcome contacts to the firm and the opportunity to discuss our diligent legal representation in this distinct legal area.