Cited For A Traffic Violation?

What You Do Now Can Have Ramifications Down The Road

Manassas, and the surrounding area, is not a bustling city with an extensive public transportation system. A valid driver's license is crucial for getting to work, keeping up with your children's busy schedules or even completing your daily chores. Even one minor traffic ticket can make your life very difficult if you live in northern Virginia.

Cooper Law, PLLC, can help you resolve your traffic violation quickly and affordably. I am Robert M. Cooper, a former Marine and lawyer with more than 30 years of experience. With my direct advice and strong advocacy, you will know exactly what to expect in your case.

Protect Your Driving Privileges

There are two ways to handle a traffic ticket. You can pay the fine or you can contest the ticket in court. Paying the fine is the same as pleading guilty. The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) will add points to your driving record. When you accumulate too many points, the DMV will suspend your license. You also face additional fines, higher insurance rates and may be required to attend driver improvement clinics.

I can appear in court on your behalf if you are a busy professional, live out of state or simply want someone else to handle the matter for you.

Contesting the ticket in court is the only way to prevent or lessen the impact of these consequences. When you have an attorney on your side, your chance of having the penalties reduced or dropped is significantly higher.

I have helped countless drivers resolve traffic violations, including:

  • Speeding: Driving just 1 mph over the limit could result in three points on your record.
  • Drunk driving: Even a first offense could result in up to one year in jail, a $2,500 fine and license suspension. If you have a prior offense or a higher blood alcohol content, it can result in mandatory jail time.
  • Reckless driving: Officers often issue reckless driving tickets after responding to an accident, even minor fender benders.
  • Driving while revoked: Many drivers ignore DMV notices and may not even know that they are driving without a valid license. This is a serious offense that you can prevent by resolving tickets and keeping points off your record.

Traffic Tickets Are Time Sensitive. Contact A Lawyer Immediately.

If police cite you with a traffic ticket, do not pay the fine. Contact me first. I offer free 30-minute consultations to discuss your case. Call my law office at 703-722-6187 or send me your information.