Cited For A Traffic Violation? Consider The Following Before You Pre-Pay.
If you were cited for a traffic violation, Shrader & Goad in Amherst, Virginia, can provide the skilled representation you need and deserve.
Our seasoned traffic defense attorneys practice in local and regional courts and are familiar with the citations, the laws, and the court rules that can affect the outcome of your case. If you retain us to represent you, we will assert your rights, help you understand the legal and collateral consequences, and advocate for you in negotiations or in court.
Our criminal defense practice handles felony and misdemeanor charges and traffic violations in Amherst, Lynchburg, and the surrounding counties of Central Virginia.
Defending Motorists Against License Suspensions And DUI
In addition to local residents and other Virginians, we regularly represent out-of-state clients from Washington, D.C., Maryland, North Carolina, and beyond. In Virginia, there is no prayer for judgment procedure or probation before judgment procedure. Therefore, the case must be tried in a Virginia court.
Qualified representation at trial may protect your license in your home state. For example, many clients have commercial driver's licenses (CDLs), others are college students,* and some are the parents of students who are stopped for traffic offenses while traveling through Central Virginia.
We handle traffic misdemeanors and citations incurred on the highways and byways of Amherst County and surrounding jurisdictions, including major corridors such as the U.S. 29 bypass, Route 501, Route 460, Route 60, Route 151, and Route 130:
- Speeding tickets
- Reckless driving or hit-and-run
- Driving while license suspended
- Trucking violations (weight, equipment, logbooks, over-length trailers, etc.)
- Drunk driving (DWI/DUI)
- Other moving violations (stoplights, illegal passing)
- Getting ticketed for violations in work zones
Seeking the help of an attorney is particularly important for drivers with CDLs, as any traffic violation, even a simple citation for an over-length trailer, can impact their license, insurance policy premiums, and employment.
We can advise on the criminal penalties, driver's license sanctions, and other potential penalties. We review relevant records to investigate the circumstances of the arrest or citation, and we advise clients on proactive measures, such as speedometer calibrations and enrolling in Safe Driver School, that may help minimize the consequences. Whenever possible, we help our clients to regain their driving privileges through driver's license restoration.
Free Consultation With An Experienced Lawyer
Our attorneys are experienced courtroom litigators who personally handle each client's case. We offer a free scheduled consultation, conducted either in our office or by phone, and we represent many out-of-state and out-of-area clients in traffic court.
Contact us today to schedule a free initial consultation, either in our office or by phone at 434-509-0226, 888-497-1184 toll free. We are ready to discuss your case and how our Amherst speeding ticket defense lawyers can help. We pride ourselves on offering quality, timely services for reasonable fees.
*Our lawyers defend both in-state and out-of-state students attending Virginia institutions of higher learning, including Liberty University, Lynchburg College, Randolph College, Sweet Briar College, University of Virginia, Hampden-Sydney College, Longwood University, Virginia Military Institute, and Washington and Lee University.