Skilled Defense Against Any Traffic Violation
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:
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.
How Sentencing Works
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.
Don’t Let Traffic Violations Add Up. Contact Us To Protect Your Rights.
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.