Even relatively minor traffic infractions can raise your insurance rates. However, some traffic violations are misdemeanors, which may carry the possibility of a jail sentence or the loss of your license. You should always consult with an experienced attorney regarding traffic charges to assess your exposure and options.
Driving on a Suspended License
Driving while your license is suspended is a serious charge in Virginia. Upon conviction, a court is required to re-suspend your license. A third or subsequent charge carries a mandatory minimum of ten days in jail. If you are charged with driving on a suspended license, you should not assume that a court will dismiss the charge if you get your license re-instated. The attorneys of Reed|Armstrong have litigated literally hundreds of these charges and can advise you of the merits of your case as well as what steps you may take in order to preserve your freedom and ability to drive.
Even small infractions can have big consequences for your license and insurance rates. If you are proactive and consult with an attorney, you may be surprised at the options available to you in order to protect your license and your pocketbook.