When you receive a speeding ticket, your first thought should be finding a way to beat it. In most cases, though, people take the ticket and pay the fine. When you pay a speeding ticket, you admit guilt for the offense. Points will be added to your driving record, which could lead to the loss of your driver's license and other severe penalties if you have too many traffic offenses in a specified time period.
There are a number of instances where a speeding ticket can be challenged and beaten. In the hands of the right criminal defense lawyer, the offense can be negotiated down to a non-points offense, if not dismissed completely. At the law firm of Surovell Isaacs Petersen & Levy, our Fairfax speeding tickets attorneys provide strong defense representation to clients across Northern Virginia.
While many people think of speeding offenses as slam-dunk cases for the prosecution, there are some complex evidentiary hurdles that the government must clear in order to have certain evidence admitted. Failure to clear these hurdles can put their case against you in jeopardy. In many instances, it's not whether you are guilty or not. It's whether the government can prove their case.
Building a Strong Defense on Your Behalf
Our lawyers have extensive experience representing clients in all types of these cases. Where most attorneys will approach these cases with the goal of minimizing the damage, we look for any opportunity to beat the charge outright. Our firm has obtained copies of the training materials and operator's manuals for the radar and LIDAR equipment used by local law enforcement agencies.
We know how errors can occur in the operation of these devices and the circumstances that can result in an inaccurate reading. Depending on the circumstances of your case, it may be possible to build a defense entirely on whether the device was functioning properly. In other cases, we may be able to argue that the speed limit was not clearly posted. In every case, we conduct a complete review of your case and build a defense strategy tailored to your unique situation.
Discuss Your Case With One of Our Loudoun County Fight Traffic Ticket Attorneys
In these cases, the issue is not whether you are guilty or not, it is the government's ability to prove it. Surovell Isaacs Petersen & Levy has been successful defending clients against some of the most serious speeding offenses in Virginia, including driving in excess of 80 miles per hour and driving more than 20 miles per hour over the posted speed limit. To schedule an initial consultation, call 703-648-8279 or simply contact us online.