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Have you been issued a traffic ticket for violation of a traffic law in Virginia and need a lawyer to defend you?

Below is a sample case of a traffic violation in Virginia as interpreted by a lawyer in our firm.

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The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) uses a system of points to evaluate drivers. When you are convicted of certain traffic violations, you receive a certain number of demerit points against your driving record.

Not all traffic violations receive demerit points, yet they will still be posted to your driving record. If you are a repeat offender, you can accumulate too many points and you may lose your license. This may also cause your vehicle insurance rates to rise.  If you have received a traffic ticket for violation of a traffic law in Virginia, contact our law firm today to speak with a lawyer about your traffic violation.  An attorney from our firm will do his best to help you.

These are some of the traffic violations, as per the Virginia Code;

Under Va. Code Ann. § 46.2-300.  No person, except those expressly exempted in §§ 46.2-303 through 46.2-308, shall drive any motor vehicle on any highway in the Commonwealth until such person has applied for a driver’s license, as provided in this article, satisfactorily passed the examination required by § 46.2-325, and obtained a driver’s license, nor unless the license is valid.

Under Va. Code Ann. § 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.”

Under Va. Code Ann. § 46.2-874. The maximum speed shall be 25 miles per hour on highways in business or residence districts, except on interstate or other limited access highways with divided roadways or non-limited access highways having four or more lanes and all state primary highways.

Under Va. Code Ann. § 46.2-1078.1.

(A). It is unlawful for any person to operate a moving motor vehicle on the highways in the Commonwealth while using any handheld personal communications device to….

  1. A violation of this section is a traffic infraction punishable, for a first offense, by a fine of $125 and, for a second or subsequent offense, by a fine of $250.”

Under Va. Code Ann. § 18.2-266.

It shall be unlawful for any person to drive or operate any motor vehicle, engine or train (i) while such person has a blood alcohol concentration of 0.08 percent or more by weight by volume or 0.08 grams or more per 210 liters of breath as indicated by a chemical test administered as provided in this article, (ii) while such person is under the influence of alcohol…

Are you concerned about the consequences of being charged for a traffic violation in Virginia?

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Contact our law firm today to speak with a lawyer today about your traffic violation.  An attorney from our firm will do his best to help you.

Our law firm has the necessary experience to assist you with this matter.  We will do our absolute best to help you get the best result possible based on the facts of your case.

Jerome v. Commonwealth

Facts:

Defendant challenged the judgment of the Circuit Court of Arlington (Virginia), which convicted defendant for the traffic offense of driving under the influence of alcohol pursuant to Va. Code Ann. § 18.2-266, and three counts of second-degree murder for fatalities in an automobile collision.

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Holdings:

The Virginia Court made the following holding:
  • A defendant’s degree of intoxication, however great, neither enhances nor impairs the set of facts relied upon to establish implied malice. In making the determination whether malice exists, the fact-finder must be guided by the quality of the defendant’s conduct, its likelihood of causing death or great bodily harm, and whether it was volitional or inadvertent; not by the defendant’s blood-alcohol level. One who knowingly drives his automobile on the highway under the influence of intoxicants, in violation of statute, is, of course, negligent. It is a wrong, reckless and unlawful thing to do; but it is not necessarily a malicious act. A sober driver may be eminently malicious, while a drunken driver may be merely reckless.
  • Va. Code Ann. § 18.2-268 provides that a certificate attesting to the results of a blood-alcohol analysis, performed in substantial compliance with the procedural steps detailed in the statute, is self-authenticating as evidence of the misdemeanor defined in Va. Code Ann. § 18.2-266. The certificate is not, however, the only evidence the statute authorizes as proof of intoxication, and nothing in the statute excludes evidence of the results of other scientific tests if such evidence is otherwise admissible under the rules. A court shall consider such other relevant evidence of the condition of an accused as shall be admissible in evidence. Va. Code Ann. § 18.2-268(i). Evidence of the results of the hospital test, if supported by a proper foundation, constitute “other relevant evidence” within the intendment of the statute and is properly admitted as proof of drunken driving.

We have client meeting locations in Fairfax Prince William Richmond Loudoun Virginia Beach Fredericksburg Lynchburg

Traffic Lawyers In Arlington Virginia

Contact our law firm today to speak with a lawyer about your traffic ticket.  An attorney from our firm will do his best to help you.

Our law firm has the necessary experience to assist you with this matter.  We will do our absolute best to help you get the best result possible based on the facts of your case.