Feb 16

Reckless Driving Virginia Reddit

Posted by Daniel Leavitt in Blog

Should You Seek Legal Advice on Reddit? As a fellow Redditor, I follow many of the Virginia traffic forums. Reddit is great for many things. In my opinion, it is a terrible place to get legal advice. If you search for “Reckless driving Virginia” in Reddit you will find forums to ask about traffic and[…]

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Feb 09

Speedometer Calibration

Posted by Daniel Leavitt in Blog

Find out all you need to know about a speedometer calibration. What is a Speedometer Calibration? Speedometer calibration tests the accuracy of your speedometer. Wheel sizes, tire diameter, and tire height impact miles per hour. Virginia law § 46.2-942 governs the admissibility of speedometer calibrations. A judge or jury MUST consider a notarized copy of the[…]

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Feb 02

How Much is a Speeding Ticket in Virginia?

Posted by Daniel Leavitt in Blog

Virginia Speeding Ticket Cost How much is a speeding ticket in Virginia? How much does a Virginia speeding ticket cost? As a Virginia traffic lawyer I answer these questions every day. First of all, note that speeding 20 mph or more over the limit, or over 80 mph is not speeding. Thus, driving 81 mph[…]

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Jan 31

Can You Expunge a DUI in Virginia?

Posted by Daniel Leavitt in Blog

Can You Expunge a DUI in Virginia?   You most likely will not be able to expunge your DUI in Virginia. Most people who ask this question have been convicted of a DUI. If you are convicted, that means you were found guilty. In Virginia, you can only expunge certain records. Virginia law section 19.2-392.2[…]

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Jan 30

Speeding Ticket in VA with NC License

Posted by Daniel Leavitt in Blog

I Have a Speeding Ticket in VA with NC License, What Will Happen? If you have a speeding ticket in VA with NC license then you need to be aware of the process. At Leavitt & Martin, we have represented thousands of North Carolina drivers with a speeding ticket in Virginia. Here is how the[…]

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Jan 19

Defective Equipment, What is It?

Posted by Daniel Leavitt in Blog

Is Defective Equipment a Moving Violation? Defective equipment is not a moving violation in Virginia. A moving violation is behavior related, and they always carry points in Virginia. Examples of moving violations include speeding, reckless driving, DUI, turn violations, lane violations, red light tickets, stop sign violations, improper driving, etc. All of these traffic tickets[…]

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Jan 13

Will a Speeding Ticket Raise my Insurance?

Posted by Daniel Leavitt in Blog

Does a Speeding Ticket Raise Insurance for Geico, State Farm, USAA, Allstate, Nationwide, Progressive, and Farmers? Drivers always ask me, “Will a speeding ticket raise my insurance?” When people get a ticket, they want to know EXACTLY how it is going to impact them. And that’s understandable. However, the way insurance companies compute rates varies[…]

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Dec 22

Federal Judge Prevents Virginia DMV from Suspending Licenses for Non-Payment of Court Fines and Costs

Posted by Daniel Leavitt in Blog

Judge Norman Moon Grants Preliminary Injunction Against Virginia DMV Will the Virginia legislature take action and amend the law that requires automatic suspension of the license for failing to pay fines and costs? On Friday, Federal Judge Norman Moon granted a preliminary injunction against the Virginia DMV. The preliminary injunction requires the Virginia DMV to[…]

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Dec 21

What is Virginia Reckless Driving Law?

Posted by Daniel Leavitt in Blog

What is Virginia Reckless Driving Law? Virginia reckless driving law is codified in the Code of Virginia, § 46.2-852 through § 46.2-869. Virginia reckless driving law can be separated into 14 different reckless driving laws, plus aggressive driving and improper driving. Improper driving is not reckless driving, but it is a reduced charge that started as reckless driving.[…]

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Dec 20

Improper Driving VA, What is it and Will Improper Driving Increase Insurance?

Posted by Daniel Leavitt in Blog

Improper Driving VA is a Traffic Infraction and Not Misdemeanor Reckless Driving Improper driving VA is a reduced charge where the degree of culpability is slight. Improper driving in Virginia cannot be charged by the police or the prosecutor. It always begins as a reckless driving charge in Virginia. Improper driving is unique to Virginia.[…]

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