With Virginia handing out 567,181 tickets for a variety of driving offenses in 2022, cases of traffic and moving violations are more common than you may think. A moving violation refers to any traffic-related offense that occurs while the vehicle is in “motion,” like violating the speed limit or running a red light. 

At the Law Offices of Michael A. Pignone, we are here to turn a potential traffic nightmare into a much more manageable situation for the residents of Virginia. Whether it is your first time getting a ticket or you have been down this road before, you can rely on Virginia speeding ticket lawyer Michael A. Pignone and his team to keep your driving record spotless. If you need a Manassastraffic violations lawyer, a Fairfax traffic violations lawyer, or a Prince William County traffic violations lawyer, call us at (571) 335-0474 or contact us online to schedule a free case evaluation today.

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Traffic Violation Cases We Handle in Virginia

From simple speeding tickets to more complicated DUI charges, our attorneys at the Law Offices of Michael A. Pignone have over 25 years of experience in successfully handling traffic-related charges across Virginia. Here are the most common cases we handle:

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Minor Offenses

These are usually minor violations that usually don’t directly endanger other drivers or pedestrians on the road, but they are still against the rules. This includes:

  • Exceeding posted speed limits
  • Running a stop sign or red light
  • Parking violations
  • Not using turn signals
  • Not giving right of way to other drivers
  • Driving with a burnt-out headlight
  • Using a mobile phone without a hands-free system

Major Violations

These are more serious and may have posed a danger to others:

  • Driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol or drugs
  • Reckless driving
  • Aggressive driving or road rage incidents
  • Hit and run
  • Driving without a valid license or with a suspended license

Administrative Violations

There are certain rules you need to follow as a Virginia driver—not just when driving, but also regarding your vehicle. Breaking any of these can also result in license suspension, jail time, or other legal repercussions:

  • Driving without valid insurance
  • Not wearing a seatbelt
  • Not having a valid vehicle registration
  • Violating license restrictions (e.g., driving at night with a learner’s permit)
  • Not displaying proper license plates
  • Not having a valid safety inspection sticker
  • Not reporting a change of address or name to the DMV within the required timeframe.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does a traffic lawyer cost in VA?

The exact cost can vary depending on what you are hiring a traffic attorney for. Something like fighting against routine Virginia speeding tickets is going to cost a lot less than, say, a more serious DUI charge. We recommend reaching out to Virginia traffic lawyer Michael A. Pignone directly for a free initial consultation.

How do I remove a traffic violation from my driving record in Virginia?

Some minor violations are easier to get rid of after a certain period of time. More severe offenses, such as reckless driving, could remain on your record for years. Defensive driving courses can sometimes help in reducing points or getting certain violations removed. It’s worth checking with the DMV or consulting with a traffic attorney.

Can a lawyer get a speeding ticket dismissed in Virginia?

While we can’t offer a guarantee, Virginia criminal defense lawyer Michael A. Pignone is skilled at finding discrepancies or procedural errors that might get your traffic infraction ticket dismissed.

How do you beat a traffic ticket in Virginia?

In some traffic violations, Virginia attorneys challenge the evidence—like the accuracy of a speed gun. Other times, we are able to prove that an officer or the court made an error in processing your reckless driving ticket.

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Contact Virginia Criminal Defense Attorney Michael A. Pignone

Working with Virginia traffic attorneys is the best way to fight your tickets. Attorney Michael Pignone will personally review your case, be it analyzing traffic camera footage, examining the highway sign, cross-referencing police officer reports, and revisiting the scene of the alleged violation.

With this level of commitment, we have built an impressive track record of getting our clients’ traffic violations, including reckless driving, speeding, and other serious traffic offenses reduced or dismissed altogether. To increase your chances of the best possible outcome, call our traffic law firm at (571) 335-0474 or fill out this contact form today.