Hampton Roads Misdemeanor and Traffic Criminal Defense Attorney
Stopped on the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel?
When you have been charged with a traffic violation in Virginia, an experienced lawyer can protect your rights. The violation may be an either an infraction or a misdemeanor. If it is merely an infraction, you can simply pay the fine by mail. However, a misdemeanor is a criminal offense and can result in up to 12 months in jail or a $2500 fine, and in the case of certain traffic offenses, can also result in suspension of your operator's license. An experienced Virginia Beach traffic violations attorney can defend you, assert your rights, and work toward the best possible outcome for you.
At the law office of Sidney H. Kelsey, Jr., I have handled criminal defense matters, including traffic violations, for people throughout the Hampton Roads, Eastern Shore and Southeastern Virginia area since 1971. I have been a court-appointed criminal defense attorney for 25 years. I offer extensive trial experience in the state and federal courts across the area. As a sole practitioner, I handle all aspects of your case directly, from start to finish.
I offer a free initial consultation in the areas of traffic, criminal, personal injury and workers' compensation. For an appointment with an experienced Virginia Beach traffic violations attorney, contact my office by e-mail or call me at 757-497-2107.
Virginia Beach Traffic Violations Attorney
I aggressively protect the rights of people charged with misdemeanor traffic offenses, including:
- Reckless driving
- Hit and run
- Driving on a suspended or revoked license
- Aggressive driving
- DUI. See my DUI/DWI defense page for more information.
In my traffic violations practice, I work with local residents, including military personnel stationed in the tidewater area, at Langley Air Force Base, the naval station at Norfolk and at Oceana in Virginia Beach, as well as tourists/out-of-state drivers or over-the-road truckers traveling through the region. I have protected the rights of drivers with CDLs, handling citations for overweight loads and other violations. When you have a CDL, your license is part of your livelihood; I will help you protect it.
Because of my experience, I understand how the different local courts treat traffic violations. Whether you have been ticketed in the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel bridge area, in Northampton County, or in Virginia Beach, I will work directly with prosecutors to protect your interests. My practice extends throughout Southeastern Virginia inlcuding Norfolk, Chesapeake, Newport News, Hampton, Williamsburg, Portsmouth, Suffolk and Jamestown; and in Northampton County, Southampton County, Franklin County, York County, James City County and Isle of Wight County.
I am also familiar with alternative programs that can eliminate points on your driving record or minimize the consequences of a conviction. When appropriate, I will work to get you into a driving school to mitigate the punishment you face including the Arrive Alive Traffic Academy, one of the most popular driving schools in Virginia, which has been approved by AAA and the DMV as well as all of the courts.
Contact My Office
For a free initial consultation in the areas of traffic, criminal, personal injury and workers' compensation with Virginia Beach traffic violations attorney Sidney H. Kelsey, contact me or call me at 757-497-2107.