Background on Traffic Tickets in Sussex County

Sussex County and Virginia police officers take traffic offenses extremely seriously. They work together to enforce both local and Commonwealth traffic laws and issue citations to violators. Officers ticket motorists for speeding and other moving violations, including driving under the influence (DUI), driving with a revoked or suspended license, and many others. Why should you hire an experienced traffic attorney to contest your Virginia traffic ticket? Because although a ticket may seem like a minor inconvenience, it can have significant long-term consequences. It could result in temporary or permanent revocation of your driving privileges, an increase in your auto insurance rates, high fines, loss of other rights or certifications, and more. You could even spend time in jail!

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Consequences for Sussex County Traffic Convictions

Traffic violations in Sussex County are classified as infractions, misdemeanors, or felonies, depending on the facts and circumstances of each case. The possible penalties if you plead or are found guilty in a court of law include:

  • Suspension or revocation of your Virginia driver’s license
  • Moving violation “points” on your driver’s license (which, when accumulated, lead to revocation or suspension)
  • Fines and court fees of up to $2,500
  • Mandatory supplemental driver’s education courses
  • Community service
  • Jail time

There are many different categories of traffic violations in Virginia. If you have received a ticket for any of the following specific offenses, you should contact an experienced attorney immediately to help you defend yourself and protect your rights.

  • Driving without a valid driver’s license
  • Driving on a revoked or suspended driver’s license
  • Failure to provide proof of required auto insurance
  • Evading or fleeing police
  • Drag racing or aiding/abetting a drag race
  • Leaving the scene of an accident (“hit and run”)
  • Reckless driving
  • Speeding

Experienced Traffic Ticket Defense Attorneys

Navigating the Sussex County traffic court system can be overwhelming. For the best chance of avoiding serious penalties, fines, or other consequences, retain a lawyer who is fluent in the local laws and practices. The experienced attorneys at Leavitt & Martin can help protect your interests and reduce the stress and uncertainty of the complicated, tedious legal process. We will defend your rights and work to decrease your chances of being saddled with exorbitant fines, moving violation points, or worse.
Our traffic ticket defense lawyers have many years of experience contesting traffic violations in Sussex County. We’ll be your partner every step of the way, helping you understand the whole process and the options available to you along the way.

We’re Proud of Our Clients’ Success and Satisfaction

Over the years we have helped many clients resolve a variety of traffic violations. We are proud to share their referrals and recommendations. Recently, we helped a prior client contest a new traffic citation; on both occasions, we helped get the cases resolved without fines, court costs, or driving record points—the best possible outcomes in both situations.

Quality Representation

We are happy to offer a free, no-obligation consultation to discuss your case. If you choose to retain us, we have transparent and reasonable rates for representation on both simple and complex matters. Our friendly, straightforward attorneys are honest advocates who will fight vigorously for your rights. We will help you resolve your traffic matters as expeditiously as possible for the best possible results. If you have received a traffic citation in Sussex County, call us directly at 804-873-4004 or contact us online to schedule your free initial consultation.

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