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Serving Chesapeake, Virginia
Chesapeake Traffic Lawyer

When You Need an Experienced Defense Attorney
In Virginia, what might appear to a non-resident as a simple speeding violation may actually be a charge of reckless driving, which is a class one misdemeanor.

In Virginia, any speed 20 mph over the posted speed limit is considered reckless driving and any speed over 80 mph, regardless of the posted speed, even in a 65 mph or 70 mph zone is reckless driving.

Reckless driving by speed alone is considered a criminal offense and carries a maximum of 12 months jail, a $2,500 fine and license suspension. A charge of reckless driving is not a prepayable offense and a court appearance is required. Depending on the circumstances it may be possible for Mr. Kuligowski to appear in court on your behalf.

Sometimes it is possible for charges to be reduced or dismissed. Every case is different, however, and should be evaluated by an experienced Chesapeake traffic lawyer for both factual and legal considerations.

Every traffic offense, including speeding tickets must be attended to in a timely manner because unpaid fines may result in the suspension of your driver's license or privilege to drive in Virginia. Failing to appear for court on more serious offenses such as reckless driving, driving on a suspended or revoked license, DUI / DWI, etc, may result in the issuance of a capias for your arrest.

For non-residents of Virginia, non payment of fines and court costs and outstanding warrants may lead to a hold being placed on your out-of-state driver's license; which means your DMV may be notified by Virginia of a suspension of driving privilege status. Oftentimes such notification will make the renewal of an out-of-state license impossible until all matters in Virginia are resolved. An experienced Virginia traffic lawyer can assist with resolving outstanding matters in Virginia.
Attorney Monte Kuligowski
Monte Kuligowski has won cases at every judicial level of the Commonwealth, including the Virginia Supreme Court and is admitted to practice in the United States Supreme Court.
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"Don't Let a Traffic Charge Wreck Your Life"
When charged with a serious offense you have the right to retain an experienced Virginia defense attorney to protect your constitutional rights; who will work to achieve an outcome with your best interests in mind.

When searching for a Chesapeake traffic lawyer be sure to inquire into the attorney's actual court experience and knowledge of the law and the specific offense charged.

Click here for additional information on Monte Kuligowski, Esq.
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Click here to read Monte's publication, "Rethinking DUI Law in Virginia," in the University of Richmond Law Review, Vol. 42, Issue 2.