A Background on Traffic Tickets in Hopewell

Hopewell sheriffs and Virginia State police officers take traffic offenses very seriously. Together, they are tasked with enforcing the strict traffic laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia and other local ordinances. Officers target, ticket, and arrest motorists for speeding, driving with a suspended license, moving violations, evading law enforcement, driving under the influence (DUI), and other violations. Why should you retain an attorney if you receive a Virginia traffic ticket? Because even though a traffic ticket seems simple, a citation can have long-term implications that you may not immediately see. Your driving privileges could be suspended or revoked, you could face steep fines or other financial consequences, and you could even be sentenced to jail time!


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Consequences for Hopewell County Traffic Convictions

Traffic violations in Hopewell can be classified under the law as infractions, misdemeanors, or felonies, depending on the circumstances. Penalties can include:

  • Fines and/or court fees of up to $2,500
  • Suspension or possible revocation of your Virginia driver’s license
  • Moving violation “points” on your Virginia driver’s license (which, when you accumulate enough over a given period of time, lead to suspension or revocation)
  • Increased auto insurance rates, or denial of coverage
  • Mandatory driver’s education courses
  • Community service
  • Jail time

There are many different types of traffic violations in Virginia. You should consult with an experienced traffic attorney if you are ticketed or arrested for any of the following:

  • Reckless driving
  • Speeding
  • Moving violations
  • Driving without a valid driver’s license
  • Driving on a suspended or revoked driver’s license
  • Driving without auto insurance as required by law
  • Evading or fleeing the police
  • Leaving the scene of an accident (“hit & run”)

Experienced Traffic Ticket Defense Attorneys

The Hopewell traffic court system can be confusing and intimidating. Don’t try to navigate it by yourself! Retain a lawyer who understands the local laws and practices if you want the best chance of avoiding serious consequences. The attorneys at Leavitt & Martin have the skill and experience to help protect your interests. We will be your advocate through the process, helping to defend your rights and decrease your chances of being hit with significant fines, points on your license, or worse.
Our traffic ticket defense attorneys have years of experience successfully contesting traffic violations in Hopewell. We will help you through the stressful legal process of contesting your ticket.

We’re Proud of Our Success and Our Clients’ Satisfaction

We are proud to share the recommendations of the many satisfied clients whom we’ve helped resolve a wide variety of traffic violations. Recently, a prior satisfied client engaged us to help resolve a new traffic violation; on both occasions, we were able to help him avoid fines, court costs, and points on his driving record—the best possible outcome in both cases.

Affordable Representation

We are happy to offer a free consultation to discuss the facts of your case. If you choose to retain our services, our rates are transparent and reasonable for both simple and complex representation. Our friendly, straightforward attorneys are honest advocates who will listen to you, defend you vigorously, and fight for your rights. We will help you expediently resolve your traffic matters with the best possible results. If you have received a traffic citation in Hopewell, call us directly at 804-873-4004 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation.

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