While you could go in front of the judge and hope for the best, this may not get you the result that you want. It can help to have an attorney go to court with you. They know what to ask for and how to ask for it. This can give you a better opportunity to retain your driving privileges.
The Virginia points system is designed to punish drivers who violate the motor vehicle laws by accumulating points.
- 3 Points: Speeding at 1-9 mph over the limit or disobeying certain traffic signs;
- 4 Points: Speeding at 10-19 mph over the limit or following too closely; and,
- 6 Points: Street racing or driving on a suspended license.
Accumulating 18 points in a year or 24 points in two years results in a suspended license for 90 days. This can put a serious restriction on your lifestyle if you need to drive to work or take your children to school. They can also cause your insurance rates to rise. A lawyer can work with the court to determine an acceptable punishment that won’t hinder your ability to care for your family.