Making the Difference Between an Outcome You Can Live With, and One You Can’t
The Commonwealth of Virginia continues to aggressively monitor our highways to reduce traffic violations and accidents. If you are charged with a serious traffic offense, failure to proactively defend yourself can cost you in many ways:
Increased insurance rates
Fines and court fees
Limit employment options
Suspension of your driver’s license
How We Can Help
At Mapp, Mapp, & Klein we defend our clients in traffic matters in the Eastern Shore as well as the communities of Hampton Roads. Our focus is to have charges completely dropped, or significantly reduce the severity of any charges. We can help with a variety of traffic issues:
DUI or DWI
Trafffic light violation
Ticket resulting from an accident
Driving on suspended or revoked license
Hit and run
When facing a traffic offense, it is imperative that you work with a firm with a solid reputation for protecting your rights.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Reckless Drivng
Although a misdemeanor offense, reckless driving is considered a more serious crime than many other misdemeanors. It is defined as,”a person who drives a vehicle in reckless disregard for the safety of persons or property is guilty of reckless driving”
Some common examples of reckless driving include:
- Driving your vehicle at an extremely fast speed and well over the speed limit
- Cutting off drivers
- Swerving between lanes
- Running stop lights or stop signs
- Failing to stop at pedestrian walkways
- Driving closely to another vehicle in order to intimidate another driver
- Tailgating (following too closely)
- Driving in the opposing lane
- Driving dangerously fast based on weather or traffic conditions.
Can I be convicted of a DWI driving another vehicle?
Yes, you may get a DWI for driving a boat, a golf cart, or even a riding lawn mower as examples.
Is it possible to get driving privileges if your license is suspended?
Yes, you can apply for an occupational license. An occupational license can be used for going to school, work and other essential household needs. You can drive with the license up to 12 hours a day, with a limit of 60 hours per week.