Learn More About Traffic Felonies

When To Hire a Traffic Attorney

A traffic felony is the most severe type of traffic offense you can receive, you can expect that the authorities will charge you with a felony if your traffic offense results in grave injury or death. Call a traffic attorney from Montgomery, Kelley, & Dennett today to get the representation you deserve. Felonies also carry heavy penalties, which can vary depending on the severity of the damage you caused along with your criminal history. Penalties include jail time and significant fines and a scar that stays on your criminal record for good.

Traffic Felonies Explained

Offenders with two prior DUI convictions in the last ten years may be charged with a Class 6 felony for their third offense. You will likely be looking at a potential one-to-five year sentence in prison, if convicted.

Traffic offenders with a third conviction in five years must serve a minimum mandatory six months in jail. Those with a third conviction in ten years must serve a minimum mandatory ninety days in jail, and pay a mandatory fine of at least $1,000.

An intoxicated driver who is responsible for an accident that results in serious bodily injury or death may be charged with DUI as a felony – even if it’s a first offense.

Driving recklessly in Hampton, Virginia includes driving 20 miles per hour or more over the posted speed limit or driving over 80 mph regardless of the posted speed limit.

If your actions behind the wheel of a car lead to a death, you may face vehicular homicide charges. If you were the driver in a fatal hit and run or DUI, you are likely facing prison time. Do not attempt to defend yourself in these cases. You will need a traffic attorney to protect your right to a fair trial.

Don’t ignore a traffic offense, no matter which type you have been charged with. With how complex traffic laws can be in Hampton Virginia, a traffic attorney can help you establish a strong defense that protects your rights and enhances your chances of achieving a fair outcome.

Montgomery Kelley & Dennett are here to help!

Are you in need of legal assistance with your traffic charge and live in Hampton, Virginia? At Montgomery, Kelley & Dennett we have decades of combined legal experience to pursue your case.