Traffic Offenses

There's a lot to love about Virginia, but not when it comes to our traffic laws. Virginia is commonly considered to be one of the worst places in the nation to be caught speeding. Law enforcement officials are quick to issue speeding tickets and reckless driving tickets; both of which can result in steep fines and other consequences.

If you have been charged with speeding or reckless driving, you may be wondering if hiring a lawyer and contesting the ticket is worth the time, effort and expense. Before you decide that it's just a traffic ticket, consider the following:

  • Just one speeding ticket can increase your car insurance premiums by as much as 80 percent
  • Traffic offenses may result in DMV points on your license, which can sometimes lead to license suspension
  • If you are a commercial driver, traffic offenses on your record could jeopardize your job

In many cases, working with an attorney is the best way to save money and minimize the impact to your driving record.

Experienced Traffic Ticket Defense Attorneys

At The Law Office of James Steele PLLC, our attorneys have helped hundreds of drivers contest or mitigate the consequences of speeding tickets and reckless driving tickets. We regularly appear in traffic court and have an in-depth knowledge of how each court tends to operate.

We can't guarantee specific results — no law firm can. But here's what we can guarantee: honest and thorough legal advice. Your attorney will take the time to fully inform you about your legal options and the likely consequences of each course of action. Then our firm will collaborate with you to resolve your traffic offense as favorably as possible.

North Carolina Driver Ticketed in Virginia?

The traffic laws in North Carolina are nearly as draconian as those here in Virginia. When North Carolina's harsh suspensions and insurance increases are combined with Virginia's low-threshold for issuing Reckless Driving tickets, it can lead to big problems. Mr. Steele previously practiced in Winston-Salem, NC, and all attorneys at The Law Office of James Steele PLLC are well-versed in North Carolina's traffic laws. If you were cited for a traffic offense but have a NC license, our firm may be able to help.

Contact Us For A Free, No-Risk Consultation About Your Case

Is it worth hiring a lawyer to contest your traffic ticket? Give us a call to find out. If legal representation doesn't make financial sense in your case, we will tell you. To take advantage of your free consultation, call our Roanoke or Petersburg offices at 540-339-7487 or fill out our online contact form. If you're interested in finding out more about defending traffic tickets, take a look at one of our other websites: