John Chappell has served the Dinwiddie area for more than 30 years. He specializes in traffic law, but also helps with real estate, estate planning and business law.
Behaving in any other manner is simply counterproductive. An officer will be less likely to see your point of view if you are obstinate.
It is always best to be up front with the officer about your situation and communicate with him before his decision has been finalized.
If you are unsure of what your course of action should be after getting a ticket, we will help advise you on the best way to proceed.
In the event that your ticket requires defense in the courtroom, we strongly suggest that you partner with a reputable local attorney.
Everyone who drives a car will receive a speeding ticket in their lifetime. Local knowledge is very important in traffic court. What works in one county may not work in the next. I have worked in the local courts for years and know what can work for you. I will give you an honest assessment of your case.
Most of the people who get a traffic ticket in Dinwiddie aren’t residents of the town. They’re just passing through on their way to some other destination. If you need some help navigating the local laws, don’t be afraid to send your client our way. We have a great record of referrals from other attorneys and pride ourselves on making sure that our name isn’t tarnished through a bad referral. Your clients are in a good place when they come to us for help. We will not leave a bad taste in your mouth.
One of the most important things an attorney can do is put your mind at ease. Whether your traffic ticket is expensive, the process of buying a home is stressing you out or the thought of getting your estate in order is just overwhelming, we promise that your mind will be settled after you leave our office.
We firmly believe that the mark of a good attorney is the ability to calm the mind of a client. Just like a therapist, if you leave feeling more stressed out than you were when you came, then we probably didn’t do a very good job of fixing your problems. We do our best to ensure that never happens at our firm.
However, just because we prioritize putting your mind at ease doesn’t mean that we’ll lie to you. If there is no good way to fight your traffic ticket, then we’ll tell it to you straight up. There’s no sense in dragging out a case because it wastes your time and ours. Handling things properly is just as important as handling them effectively.
We always prefer to settle a case outside of court if possible because going to trial is expensive and time-consuming. We are always civil in our negotiations but if negotiations break down, then we are wholly prepared to fight on your behalf and make sure that your problems are solved in a manner beneficial to you.