Traffic Tickets

Tarris Law defends our clients against charges of reckless driving, DUI/DWI, and other traffic violations in Lexington, Rockbridge County, and throughout the Shenandoah Valley. Many do not realize how serious the consequences of a traffic ticket can be in Virginia. Just a speeding ticket for going over 80 mph is considered Reckless Driving and a first-degree misdemeanor. The punishments for traffic tickets can be harsh and may include:

  • Traffic Ticket
    Reckless Driving Virginia

    Jail time

  • Costly fines and court fees
  • Points on your driver’s license
  • Suspension or revocation of your driver’s license
  • Increased car insurance premiums
  • A permanent criminal record that can affect your career.
  • Increased liability in a law suit if you were involved in an accident.


We provide advice on potential punishments and courses of action as well as implementing our strategies in the court room to get your traffic ticket charges reduced or dismissed and to keep you out of jail and your record clean. Except in the more serious cases, we can even appear on your behalf to save you a trip to court, especially handy for out of state residents.

Reckless Driving - Penalty

Improper Driving

DUI/DWI - Penalty


You should contact us immediately so we can gather the important facts from you while they are fresh in your mind. It is important not to wait until the last minute before you realize you are not prepared to handle the case yourself. We will need information such as an explanation of what happened, and a list of witnesses and other evidence. We may also need a copy of your driving or criminal record, a speedometer calibration, repair bills, insurance coverages, proof of driver improvement school, community service, employment, and more. Our staff is excellent at working with you to get all the materials collected before trial. The sooner you contact us the sooner we can start working on your case.


If you have received a traffic ticket, contact us now to get your matter resolved quickly and easily. Tarris Law is here to protect your rights and get you the best outcome!