Loudoun County Speeding Ticket Fines
What to do if you are stopped for a speeding ticket
In Virginia, speeding tickets are taken seriously by law enforcement authorities. As your speed increases, potential fines increase and so do the number of points assessed against your driver’s license by the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). The basic point schedule for a Leesburg speeding ticket is as follows:
- One to nine mph above the speed limit: three points
- 10 to 19 mph above the speed limit: four points
- More than 20 mph above the speed limit: six points
Those stopped for speeding will pay $5 for every mph above the speed limit, along with court fees (typically around $62 in Virginia).
If you pay the fine on your speeding ticket in Leesburg, or if you are convicted in court, these points are reported to the Virginia DMV. If you accumulate more than 18 points in 12 months, or 24 points in 24 months, your license will be suspended. Insurance companies access DMV records and can increase your automobile insurance rates if they find you are an unsafe driver.
Learn more about Leesburg traffic tickets and types of traffic violations.
It is not easy to get out of a speeding ticket in Virginia. Prosecutors and municipalities are under great pressure to keep the streets safe for their citizens. However, with an experienced and knowledgeable defense lawyer, you can fight a speeding ticket. Our Leesburg law firm has the experience and know-how to advocate successfully on your behalf.
It is important to be polite and cooperative with the officer when you are stopped for speeding. But you should not admit anything. If asked a question by the police officer, simply respond that you would rather review it with your attorney first. Then contact a speeding ticket defense lawyer as soon as possible.
Caleb A. Kershner of Simms Showers LLP, speeding ticket lawyer in Leesburg
Fighting a speeding ticket requires a defense lawyer who knows how the police, the prosecutors and the courts think and work. Attorney Caleb A. Kershner has been a prosecutor and has tried hundreds of criminal and traffic cases in Loudoun County and Northern Virginia. He knows all about fighting a speeding ticket in Virginia. Contact Attorney Kershner today to begin your speeding ticket defense. He can help save your license and save you from paying unnecessary fines and increased insurance rates.
Sims Showers LLP represents clients throughout Northern Virginia, including Leesburg, Sterling and the surrounding areas of Loudoun County as well as Clarke County, Frederick County, Fairfax County and Prince William County.