Over the July 9-10 weekend, the Virginia State Police ticketed over 8000 motorists in another installment of “Operation Air, Land and Speed”. The massive effort and enhanced patrols across Interstate 95 and 81 also resulted in more than 700 criminal citations for reckless driving, as well as drug violations, DUI charges, and felony arrests.
The Superintendent of the Virginia State Police made the claim that they wish there were no police traffic stops, since that would indicate that all drivers were observing posted speed limits and maintaining safe driving habits. But that claim is hard to believe, given that number of citations raises about a million dollars for the state. Not to mention the hours of police overtime (paid for by the federal government) that these extra police patrols generate.
If you are caught up in one of these enhanced traffic enforcement campaigns, or face any Virginia criminal traffic charge, please contact us today for a legal case evaluation, and an honest assessment of what you can do to protect your record, your driver’s license, and your wallet.