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Defending Against Traffic Violations in Virginia

If you have received a citation for any type of moving violation in Fairfax, Fairfax City, Vienna, Herndon, Manassas, Leesburg, Fairfax County, Prince William County or Loudoun County, you have the same right to due process and a fair day in court that individuals charged with much more serious offenses have.

At Lawrence, Smith and Gardner, our attorneys will investigate these charges, examine the procedures surrounding the evidence, and see to it that your rights are protected and that you are treated fairly. In some cases, we may be able to challenge the case against you and get the charges against you reduced or dismissed.

We represent clients in municipal court hearings throughout Northern Virginia and defend them against traffic violations such as:

  • Driving too fast, work zone speeding
  • Reckless driving
  • Hit-and-run incident
  • Drunk driving/DUI

Our firm has the experience and skill required to defend clients against these charges. In fact, Ronald E. Smith is the co-author of Continuing Legal Education (CLE) textbook Defense of Serious Traffic Cases in Virginia, Virginia State Bar, 2004. He is a frequent CLE lecturer on criminal and DUI/traffic law for the Virginia State Bar, Arlington Bar Association, and the Fairfax Bar Association, where he sits on the General District Court Committee.

Understanding Sentencing for Traffic Offenses

Consulting with an attorney about your traffic violation is vital. You need to understand your options to make the best decision about how to proceed. Entering into negotiations (plea bargaining) could reduce criminal penalties and instead lead to community service, nolle prosequi (charges set aside), restricted driving privileges, or suspended fines and jail time.

A conviction for speeding or reckless driving can also be mitigated. Our experienced attorneys can work with the court to make sure that your sentence is as light as possible. If you have questions about your traffic ticket or other driving infraction, call us for a free telephone consultation.

Expungements and Restoration of Driving Privileges

The process for getting your driving privileges back after your license was suspended can be difficult. Our attorneys have the experience to present a strong case for why your license should be reinstated.

In some cases, if charges against you were dismissed, nolle prosequi (set aside), or satisfied through alternative sentencing options such as community service, we can arrange to have the records of your offense sealed from public access through expungement.

Contact Our Fairfax Traffic Misdemeanor Lawyer Today

Regardless of the traffic violation, you should not ignore it or challenge it alone. You always have options, and we will help you protect your rights and driving privileges.

Contact us online to arrange a meeting with a Fairfax traffic ticket attorney at Lawrence, Smith and Gardner, today. You can also call (703) 382-5840 for a free phone consultation.

Reviews & Testimonials

At Lawrence, Smith & Gardner, your satisfaction is our priority! See for yourself what our clients have to say about working with us.

    “I am forever grateful for your help!”
    Dear Mr. Brillantine and Mr. Smith,
    Thank you so much for your time and effort in the past several weeks. I am forever grateful for your help! Thank you.
    - Previous Client
    “The efficient way you and your staff handled my case, resulted in less anxiety for me.”
    Dear Mr. Smith,
    I just wanted to drop you a note to express my thanks and appreciation for your professional and courteous help and service. The efficient way you and your staff handled my case, resulted in less anxiety for me.
    - Previous Client
    “We appreciate the courtesy and professionalism of your wonderful staff.”
    Dear Mr. Smith,
    We just want to thank you for all your help in our son’s recent traffic case. Things were looking extremely bleak. However, thanks to your knowledge of the law, persistence, ability to talk to people, hard work and grace … What a relief it has been. We also appreciate the courtesy and professionalism of your wonderful staff.
    - Previous Client
    “Thank you for making it possible for me to continue with my life.”
    Dear Ron,
    I am consumed with awe for your legal maneuvering to assist me in court yesterday. Thank you for making it possible for me to continue with my life.
    - Previous Client
    “I appreciate the courtesy and professionalism.”
    To Ron Smith,
    I just wanted to extend my gratitude to you for representing me earlier this month when I went back to court to obtain my restricted license. I appreciate the courtesy and professionalism from you and your staff and under no circumstances hope to ever need your services for a serious matter like that again.
    - Previous Client
    “Thanks for that usually elusive gift … a second chance.”
    Dear Mr. Smith,
    Thank you for all your help. Please extend my thanks also to Martin for his patient support of an incoherent client, as well as to Lisa for her many phone calls. Thanks for that usually elusive gift … a second chance.
    - Previous Client
    “Thanks again Ron you ROCK!”
    I can’t thank you enough for everything. If it weren’t for you I would be in a world of hurt today. I owe you so many thanks. If you ever need anything!! Please pass along all my thanks to your staff and co-workers. Please let Lisa I’m so sorry you missed her lunch too. Thanks again Ron you ROCK!
    - Previous Client
    “I can look back on this experience as a valuable lesson and continue on with my life.”
    Dear Mr. Smith,
    I wanted to tell you how grateful I am for your help with my recent difficult situation. I was amazed at your skill and knowledge of the court system, and appreciative of your insight in these matters. I can look back on this experience as a valuable lesson and continue on with my life. Thank you for giving me that opportunity.
    - Previous Client

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