Nearly every driver has felt a moment of panic when they looked into their rear view mirror and saw the flashing lights of a law enforcement officer. Often, when someone is facing claims of traffic violations, they automatically accept the accusations against them and pay a fine. However, the law office of Robert F. Rider, PLC can help drivers respond to such claims.
Following convictions of a traffic violation, drivers in Virginia are assigned demerit points. For less serious violations, drivers typically receive three demerit points but can receive six for more serious offenses such as reckless driving or DUI. Drivers who receive more than 24 points in two years or 18 in one year face a suspension of driving privileges in addition to being required to attend a driver improvement clinic.
Our experienced attorney works with clients to have the number of demerit points reduced or to have them eliminated. While it may seem easier to pay fines, hiring an attorney could potentially result in saved money and protection from a suspended license. Robert F. Rider, PLC carefully examines the evidence, including the law enforcement tools used to issue citations, such as radars.
Attorney Rider and his staff are committed to helping those facing traffic violations in Virginia determine how to best respond. Often, a good driving record and the completion of a driver improvement program can be used in plea negotiations. Because no two cases are exactly the same, we are committed to a strategy that is appropriate to the individual circumstances of each case. No matter what violation is alleged, our firm will respond aggressively.