“Your license is your life” ™
Over 37 years of traffic court experience
Don't be at a disadvantage when stepping into a courtroom. Bring experience with you. Your license is your life.
Driven and Devoted
Joe McGrath represented me excellently in my 2nd Offense DUI. He was honest and up front about all aspects of the case, and even after the judgement, continues to follow up to ensure that all aspects of the case are executed correctly.
DUI / DWI
DUI of all the possible criminal convictions, one for DUI, driving under the influence of alcohol carries more consequences than any other misdemeanor charge.
DUI can be costly in more ways than one. I base the above statement on the total of fines, costs, county and city fees, jail time, suspension of your driving license, required alcohol classes, DMV fees, insurance premiums, loss time from work, personal embarrassment, interruption of your life and that of your family and permanent criminal record. It is something you don’t want to find yourself defending, but if you do – don’t take it lightly, or use just anyone.
If you have been charged with a DUI through alcohol or the use of drugs consider giving me a call, more importantly coming to see me for a free consultation.
Any act that endangers life, limb or property including accidents and speeding; A misdemeanor.
This is a charge that usually scares Virginia and out of State drivers. Many of the callers to my office are shocked when I tell them that this is a charge for which they could be fined up to $2,500.00; have their license suspended for six months and go to jail for twelve months! In Virginia it’s more than a traffic infraction, it’s a criminal offense, a class one misdemeanor. As a criminal offense, a conviction remains on a person’s record for life. The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles assesses Virginia drivers 6 demerit points for a reckless driving conviction.
If you’ve been charged with a reckless driving offense please consider giving me a call for a free consultation.
Driving on Suspended or Revoked License
Expensive fines, a longer suspension, and possible jail time.
If your license has been suspended or revoked by the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles or a court, and you know it, and you drive a motor vehicle on any road or highway you are guilty of driving on a suspended or revoked license.
This offense is a Class One misdemeanor the punishment for which is listed below. Note that a third or subsequent conviction results in a mandatory minimum jail sentence of ten days. Also that a conviction results in the further suspension of the license.
The restoration of your license is dependent on how, when, where and by who you were declared to be a Habitual Offender.
The Commonwealth of Virginia no longer designates individuals with multiple driving convictions to be Habitual Offenders. However, if you were declared to be one prior to this change, you must still petition a Virginia Circuit Court to restore your privilege to drive. I have assisted many individuals through this process, Virginia residents as well as residents of other States. I will be happy to discuss your license restoration needs and what can be done to restore it to you.
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