Answers to Common Traffic Ticket Questions in Virginia Beach and Chesapeake, VA

We provide honest legal advice and a tough defense for your traffic case in Virginia

Attorney Kristen M. Shannon defends cases ranging from minor traffic citations to reckless driving and DUI. Shannon & Bedois, P.C. is conveniently located in Chesapeake, where drivers from Norfolk, Virginia Beach and southeastern Virginia count on us to provide honest advice regarding all types of traffic violation cases. Here’s some helpful information if you are a Virginia driver who received a traffic ticket and are considering hiring a traffic ticket attorney to defend your case.

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How many points will be added to my driving record?

Depending on the type of traffic violation and your current driving record, the points added to your record and how long they will remain on your record vary. Common violations generally carry the following penalties:

Six-point offenses — 11 years on your driving record

  • DUI
  • Habitual offenses
  • Driving on a suspended or revoked license
  • Failure to stop at the scene of a crash
  • Driving more than 80 mph
  • Speeding 20 mph above the posted limit
  • Racing
  • Passing or overtaking an emergency vehicle or school bus

Four-point offenses — three to five years on your driving record

  • Speeding 10 to 19 mph above the posted limit
  • Failure to stop and yield the right-of-way
  • Failure to stop when turning left
  • Passing when it’s unsafe
  • Driving to the left of a police, fire or emergency vehicle

Three-point offenses — three to five years on your driving record

  • Speeding one to nine mph above the posted limit
  • Impeding traffic
  • Improper passing
  • Driving through a safety zone
  • Improper U-turn
  • Violation of a right turn on a red light

Why should I be concerned if I have points on my driving record?

Receiving a traffic violation and conviction while points exist on your driving record may result in more points than typically associated with the offense being assessed for a subsequent traffic violation. Depending on how many points and the severity of the traffic offenses you committed, your license may be suspended or revoked. Plus, your insurance company is likely to increase your rate as a result of your blemished driving record.

Can an attorney make a difference in defending my traffic ticket?

Yes. An experienced attorney who knows how to defend traffic tickets can prevent the severe penalties associated with traffic violations in Virginia. The legal team at Shannon & Bedois, P.C. consists of experienced traffic ticket attorneys who possess the skills necessary to effectively defend your traffic tickets in court. Working with our knowledgeable attorneys can save you money and keep your driving record untarnished.

Call us today for an assessment of your traffic ticket and driving record situation in Chesapeake and Virginia Beach, VA

The law firm of Shannon & Bedois, P.C. is located in Chesapeake. We have served the southeastern Virginia area for more than 20 years. Call (757) 228-5529 or send us a message online to schedule an appointment. Per our policy, we will respond within 24 hours.

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Shannon & Bedois, P.C. is located in Chesapeake, VA and serves clients in and around Chesapeake, Virginia Beach, Portsmouth, Norfolk, Fort Monroe, Suffolk, Carrollton, Hampton, Chesapeake City County, Hampton City County, Norfolk City County, Portsmouth City County, Suffolk City County, Virginia Beach City County.

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