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Non-moving v. Moving Violation in Virginia

In Virginia, traffic violations are largely divided between moving and non-moving violations. Non-moving violations occurs when a traffic law has been violated that is unrelated to the car being in motion. Generally, these violations include those related to parking, safety violations, or expired registration. Non-moving violations usually carry a fine and will not put demerit points on your driving record.

On the other hand, moving violations are traffic offenses that most commonly include speeding, improper passing, reckless driving and more. These violations carry different punishments. For instance, a simple speeding ticket might bring a fine and 3 demerit points. However, if charged with reckless driving, you could be facing jail time, a fine, and demerit points.

In conclusion, non-moving violations are usually offenses that you will just want to pay the fine instead of hiring an attorney and acquiring court fees. However, if you are facing a more serious moving violation, consider contacting Driving Defense Law so we can discuss with you a gameplan regarding your offense.

At Driving Defense Law, we are ready and prepared to defend your rights and zealously advocate on your behalf. 

Do not pre-pay your traffic ticket! Pre-paying your ticket or representing yourself in court can have long term consequences. You may encounter costly fines, increased insurance rates, and sometimes even jail time.  Know your options!

Our experienced attorneys know how to navigate the local courts in Virginia, especially the Hampton Roads area including Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Isle of Wight, Southampton, Hampton, Newport News, Accomack and Northampton.  Our traffic attorneys will evaluate your options and create a gameplan to dismiss or minimize your offense.  Call now for a FREE case evaluation!