Evasion of a Traffic Control Device is charged in Prince William County when an individual essentially cuts through public or private property in order to get around traffic signs or lights. A conviction results in a loss of 3 points on the driving record and is a moving violation. The charge can be prepaid (a guilty plea) or you can hire a traffic lawyer and contest the charge. We have handled many of these cases and would be happy to speak about your options. Give us a call at 703-273-4100 or use the contact form below.
§46.2-833.1: Evasion of Traffic Control Devices
It is illegal to to drive a vehicle onto public or private property in order to evade a stop sign, yield sign, traffic light, or other traffic control device under Virginia Code §46.2-833.1. We see this a lot when there is traffic and our client cuts through a gas station or shopping center to get to the next road rather than wait in traffic. Many people don't know that this maneuver is illegal and are surprised when they receive a ticket from a police officer. In any case, you have options to contest your ticket.
If you receive a ticket in Prince William County for Evading a Traffic Control Device, you can prepay the ticket. The fine is $50.00 plus $71.00 in court costs. Prepayment is a guilty plea to the charge and DMV points will be assessed accordingly. In the alternative, we can help you fight your ticket by either negotiating a reduction of your charge to avoid points or for outright dismissal if you have a clean driving record.
We offer a free consultation and handle evasion of traffic control device tickets in all localities in Prince William County including Manassas Park, City of Manassas, Town of Occoquan, Town of Dumfries, and Town of Haymarket. In many cases we can appear for court on your behalf so that you don't have to miss work or other obligations and handle the case for you. We want to make the process as easy as possible and get you the best result possible.