In many instances, the driving offense with which you’re charged may not necessarily be a driving offense that you have been found guilty of. An experienced, skilled Loudoun County traffic attorney can negotiate with the officers and the prosecutor to try to achieve the very best result possible as it pertains to driving privileges. In addition, if the court is the agency determining whether or not a suspension is appropriate, an attorney can advocate on your behalf as to why your license should not be suspended.
Oftentimes prosecutors and law enforcement officials have a set idea of what they want to do with their traffic docket. Having an aggressive traffic lawyer on your side means that the attorney will act swiftly and decisively in making arguments on your behalf. This often is a good strategy, depending on the local jurisdiction and the prosecutor. In addition, many defenses that you may seek to pursue in a Loudoun County traffic case involve the willingness to be aggressive and to act swiftly to preserve evidence, to obtain potential information, and to present arguments with the facts in the case files of the court.
It’s important to seek a Loudoun County traffic lawyer experienced with this local jurisdiction because they know the ins and outs of how the particular court works, how it views certain penalties, and whether or not there are any local rules or local customs with which you should be aware. An experienced Loudoun County traffic lawyer will know the judges, the prosecutors, and, in many cases, the majority of the law enforcement officers. An experienced attorney will be able to negotiate with them on a frank level to achieve the very best result possible for you.
Traffic cases are interesting because they’re constantly changing. Although the charge may cite the same code sections from one case to another, Loudoun County traffic cases are truly unique, every driver is unique, every encounter with law enforcement is unique, and the body of traffic law as it pertains to these cases is constantly changing.
Traffic cases are challenging because of the nature and volume of the traffic case docket. A judge is going to hear many, many traffic cases on a regular basis and they’re going to give a certain amount of deference to the cases as presented by law enforcement officials. This means that when I take a traffic case to trial I have to make sure that I am prepared to overcome that deference to law enforcement and to present my case in the very best possible way. Overcoming the repetition and the redundancy of the docket as it pertains to the judge or the prosecutor is one of the most challenging aspects of Loudoun County traffic cases.
Clients choose to work with me because they know I’m experienced. They know I’m well versed in the local rules, local customs, and local procedures and they can expect me to communicate with them in an effective and clear manner and advocate tirelessly on their behalf. They also know that I’m out there for their best interest and I will work hard to achieve the very best result possible whether or not that takes one court appearance or ten court appearances. They know that I’m truly in it for them to achieve the very best result possible, regardless of how long it takes for me to do it.
Patrick Woolley Attorney At Law