There are at least 13 different types of speeding tickets in Virginia. There are also countless local county and town ordinances and in Virginia’s national parks there are federal speed laws as well. Not all speeding tickets are the same and not all drivers are affected the same way.
Before you prepay your ticket and before you go to court, make sure you understand exactly what type of speeding ticket you are charged with and how it will affect you. In Virginia, speeding may result in a severe penalty.
Reckless Driving by Speed (speeding more than 20 mph over the speed limit or going faster than 80 mph) is an extremely common criminal charge that can result in up to 12 months in jail, $2,500 in fines, and a six-month loss of license.
Simple speeding carries up to six DMV demerit points, stays on your record for five years, and costs up to $312 (double if ticketed in a Highway Safety Corridor).
Speeding tickets can have serious effects on your auto insurance that far exceed the cost of court expenses and attorney fees. Speeding tickets that involve an accident can expose you to civil liability.
The Virginia DMV may restrict an adult’s license after only two traffic tickets in twelve months. The Virginia DMV may also restrict a minor’s license after a single traffic ticket.
A speeding ticket may even result in the loss of a job or security clearance. The purpose of this website is to help drivers determine whether they are in potential danger due to a speeding ticket and to instruct them on how and where to get help. If at any time you have questions or concerns about the effects of your speeding ticket, contact a local traffic attorney for a free consultation.