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1627 I ST, NW
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1775 Tysons Blvd.
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Tysons, VA 22102
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Ervin Kibria Law Reviews:

Ervin Kibria Law
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Sam Khan
Sam Khan

16:08 28 Feb 20
Outstanding experience with this attorney and his firm were exceptional. Really saved my family from a disaster. A really great DC attorney, super responsive and pleasant to deal with. Highly recommended!read more

Noman Jamshidy
Noman Jamshidy

15:11 25 Feb 20
Oh my god Mr. Kibria was amazing. I was so nervous about a ridiculous situation. From the start he told me he would keep me safe and take care of everything. He did exactly that but i did not expect how quickly he took care of things and all very professionally. I am so relieved and thankful. Outstanding DC lawyer who communicates exceptionally. I can’t recommend him and the firm enough!I really really appreciate your help Mr. Kibria.read more

N. Rice
N. Rice

20:18 21 Feb 20
Just got off the phone with Mr. Kibria. Definitely can tell he cares about getting fair results for his clients from the way he handles himself on the phone as well as in person. He doesn’t just spit out a price like other attorneys, he actually hears you out. Also his prices are at least 30% lower than any other quotes I’ve gotten in the city. I don’t know why you’d go anywhere else!read more

Ben Marsh
Ben Marsh

14:58 13 Feb 20
Wonderful DC defense lawyer. Got my case dismissed. His communication and professionalism is exceptional. Took care of me just like he said he would. Definitely call this firm if you need a top notch DC attorney! Also very fair with fees.read more

Alejandra Argueta
Alejandra Argueta

18:01 03 Feb 20
Mr. Kibria was truly amazing. I’ve never knew a lawyer would be so hands on with a case. He helped me through a serious and difficult time and helped protect me and my family. Not only was he always available when I needed him, no matter what, he also did so much to make sure I was safe. Hopefully I never need a lawyer again anywhere but if I do Mr. Kibria is the only lawyer I want. If they had more than 5 star I would give him more.read more

Antonio Smith
Antonio Smith

14:48 22 Jan 20
Mr. Kibria is an amazing attorney. I can’t say enough about. He truly saved me in a difficult period in my life where I was facing a lot of time behind bars. I am so glad I had him as an attorney. People should call him if they need a great attorney. He went above and beyond what was asked of him. He’s not just a amazing attorney but a wonderful person. Treated me and my family like we were his family.read more

Erin Escobar
Erin Escobar

15:25 19 Dec 19
Had a complicated case and decided to reach out to many lawyers, but then I got in contact with the best DC defense Lawyer – Mr. Kibria. My main concern was having a record on file that would prevent me from jobs. From the very beginning he made me feel comfortable as he was attentive and always available. I got a favorable outcome and could not be more satisfied with his work. He and his firm were amazing from beginning to end. He did exactly what he told me he would do from the start and always kept my anxiety at bay. Also the fees and rates at this firm were amazing given then lengths they go to to deliver the best representation in town. Mr. Kibria and his firm get my highest recommendation!read more

Yeshiwas Sewayehu
Yeshiwas Sewayehu

14:27 26 Nov 19
Outstanding DC defense lawyer. Can’t say enough. Got my case dismissed immediately. Also was always available when I needed him from minute one. Great rates too. Simply the best! Mr. Kibria and his firm are exceptional.read more

Adarsh Natwa
Adarsh Natwa

18:17 18 Nov 19
Mr. Kibria did an exceptional job representing me. I was in a wrong place, wrong time situation, and Mr. Kibria did his best in getting my case dismissed ASAP. He only ensured the best outcome for me, and I’m thankful for his services. On top of that he treated me like a family member and was ALWAYS available to me and my family members who had questions. ALWAYS AVAILABLE! Fantastic DC defense lawyer. Also outstanding rates. In short, I’d say the best in the business in DC!read more

Marcus Smith
Marcus Smith

16:31 15 Nov 19
Unmatched professionalism and service. Mr. Kibria was excellent. He got my cases dismissed and did it all while keeping my anxiety low. Not only did he dismiss all if my cases he was always available when I needed me and took care of me like I was family. Firm was also immensely fair with their rates/fees. Cant say enough about Mr. Kibrias representation of me. Outstanding DC defense lawyer! The only attorney in DC you should look to.read more

donna maurer
donna maurer

15:02 15 Nov 19
Mr. Kibria and his firm were amazing. We don’t know what we’d do if he didn’t answer the phone. Truly a god-send. No one else even picked up. Then in regards to handling me and my case. Mr. Kibria treated me like a family member. He went above and beyond the call of duty and got me through a very difficult situation. He delivered in excellent fashion. Can’t say enough about him and the firm. A great attorney. He has my highest recommendation!read more

Tiki Taka
Tiki Taka

15:14 28 Oct 19
Mr. Kibria and his firm were fantastic! Got my serious case dismissed. But above all its clear that the reviews and reputation are above and beyond everything i read before hiring him and the firm. He truly goes above and beyond the call of duty and he truly cares for the client. Also always available when needed and always answering all questions concerns and anxiety. The best. I urge everyone to retain this firm if they need a DC defense lawyer. Fees are also very fair given that he is top dc lawyer.read more

Clinton Leonard
Clinton Leonard

15:48 25 Oct 19
Amazing attorney and firm. Excellent DC defense attorney. Simply put he made my problems go away almost in a snap. Always available when i needed him and also extremely fair in regards to fees. This firm and Mr. Kibria are the go to if you need a top DC lawyer.read more

Tre Carlee
Tre Carlee

16:03 18 Oct 19
Mr. Kibria and his firm were superb. I can’t say enough. Amazing lawyer. Had a serious case but he got it dismissed immediately. I didn’t have to do a thing. He was always available whenever i needed to talk. Always kept me informed and calm and did everything he said he was going to do. Great dc defense attorney. The lawyer and the firm to hire if you need one in DC. Truly outstanding!read more

John Harrison
John Harrison

15:16 18 Oct 19
Mr. Kibria and his firm were amazing. I was charged unfairly for a wrong place wrong time deal. Mr. Kibria got my case dismissed immediately. I was so relieved. He was available to me at all times to answer all my questions and keep me calm. He did exactly what he said he would do. I am going to keep him as my lawyer for everything. Also very fair on fees. You should absolutely call Mr. Kibria if you are in trouble.-Attorney Nabeel Kibriaread more

Hyeon Jo
Hyeon Jo

13:59 17 Oct 19
Mr. Kibria and his firm were amazing! Had a serious case but Mr. Kibria got it dismissed immediately. He is a great DC defense attorney. Amazing client engagement and responsiveness. Available at all times of need and very fair with fees. Beyond pleased. Please call Mr. Kibria if you need a DC attorney!read more

Abdul Ab
Abdul Ab

14:09 10 Sep 19
Mr. Kibria and his firm were excellent. Got bogus case dismissed immediately. Excellent client engagement and communication. Extremely satisfied. Highly recommend. Great DC attorney.read more

Umair Ali
Umair Ali

18:13 05 Sep 19
Nabeel and his firm are as good as it gets. Nobody better if you’re in trouble in DC. Hands down the best Washington DC criminal and DUI lawyers around! Don’t waste your time or money with anyone else. Put your trust and life in these guys hands. They will absolutely take care of you and always have your best interests at heart.read more

William Matthews
William Matthews

14:30 30 Aug 19
Mr. Kibria and his firm were excellent. Got my case dismissed. Excellent attorney who was always available when needed and fought aggressively for me. Also very fair with fees. I highly recommend him and the firm. If you need a DC defense attorney make sure to call him.read more

Helton mejia
Helton mejia

17:37 28 Aug 19
I was really scare to start this process, being my first offense. I was expecting the worst based on my case but Mr. Kibria. fought for my case and got me a way lower outcome. Excellent DC defense attorney. Always available when I needed him. He is the guy to call in DC. Highest Recommendation!read more

정우영
정우영

14:00 27 Aug 19
Mr.Kibria and his firm were excellent. Adjusted court dates for me due to travel and got my case dismissed immediately. Communication and client service was unbelievable. Excellent attorney , excellent firm. Highest recommendation. Be sure to call them.read more

Franklin Osorio
Franklin Osorio

15:44 13 Aug 19
Mr. Kibria is an excellent DC defense attorney. Made a bad situation go away. He got my case dismissed. Also his care and communication are second to none. Always available when needed with answers to all questions. Also he and his firm were very fair and generous when it came to pricing. Mr. Kibria and his firm are the go to for sure in Washington DC. Highest recommendation.read more

Samantha W
Samantha W

14:51 07 Aug 19
Nabeel is an excellent attorney. He was always available for questions and kept me informed through every step of the process. I am co fife the that with any other lawyer, my situation would have been quite different. Mr. Kibria did everything in his power to help me and was personally invested in me. I am so grateful for his help.read more

Noe Martinez
Noe Martinez

16:30 06 Aug 19
Mr. Kibria was outstanding. Best Washington DC defense attorney hands down. Took a terrible situation and resolved it for me. He got my case dismissed. On top of everything his communication and responsiveness are exceptional. He was there at all times of need. Also very affordable for a top lawyer. I highly recommend him and his firm.read more

Justice Wayne
Justice Wayne

15:48 28 Jun 19
Very professional and handle my case very well. Fight very hard for the case and made the impossible happen in my case. I Would recommend him to anyone. I would say hes the best Washington DC criminal defense lawyer. His communication and client engagement are unmatched. Mr. Kibria and his firm are the people to go to. Also prices were incredibly fair.read more

Peter Otunba
Peter Otunba

17:10 25 Jun 19
Mr. Kibria and his firm were excellent. He made a terrible situation a lot better and was willing to keep on fighting at every turn. He had my back throughout the process. Excellent DC defense attorney, also extremely affordable for a top rated DC lawyer. I highly recommend him and his firm.read more

Eyob Mengistu
Eyob Mengistu

16:21 25 Jun 19
Mr. Kibria and his firm were excellent. Fantastic DC defense attorney. Went above and beyond the call for me. Got my case dismissed within the first appearance. Mr. Kibria has my highest recommendation! Also very fair when it came to his fees- best I’ve seen for a top rated attorney.read more

Ken Baktai
Ken Baktai

17:04 21 Jun 19
Mr Kibria and his firm were excellent. He got my case dismissed immediately. Great DC defense lawyer. I highly recommend him and his firm. Very affordable!!!!read more

Pre Gib
Pre Gib

13:26 11 Jun 19
Mr. Kibria and his firm were excellent. Got my case dismissed right away. Excellent dc defense attorney. Great communication. Gave me an idea from the start how things would go and what he would do and that’s exactly what he did. I give him and his firm my highest recommendation.read more

Jesus Enriquez
Jesus Enriquez

13:52 29 May 19
Mr Kibria and he’s law firm did a magnificent job helping me with my federal criminal case. He helped me answer questions and weren’t even related to the case. I would definately recommend his business and his trust. Excellent DC defense attorney!read more

Eamonn McCaffrey
Eamonn McCaffrey

16:14 20 May 19
Mr. Kibria and his firm are amazing. I can’t say enough. Initially I was with a public defender. Although I had met and consulted with Mr. Kibria I decided to stay with the public defender figuring it was all the same with any lawyer. I was so wrong. My public defender was forcing me to eat a bs charge and i basically thought I had no choice but to agree. Weeks later when I was in court ready to eat the charge, Mr. Kibria saw me an asked what I was doing. I told him and he said I was crazy to eat a charge given the facts of my case. He said he would get my case dismissed. He took my case right then and there and requested a dismissal,l. In fact he got the government to agree to dismissal even before I had paid him. He got my case dismissed as he said he would. Unbelievable. He is the best defense attorney in Washington DC bar none. If you need a defense lawyer in dc don’t bother calling anyone else.read more

Rebecca Huang
Rebecca Huang

15:13 03 May 19
Mr . Kibria and his from were excellent. He told me how things were going to go from the start and that’s exactly how it went, in fact better. Client engagement and communication were second to none. Great DC defense attorney. Highly recommended.read more

Markee Young
Markee Young

13:37 30 Apr 19
Wow. Amazing. Hired Mr. Kibria to replace public defender for some crazy trumped up charges the police were trying to bring me down on, some serious charges. Mr. Kibria was on the case for 3 weeks and got my case completely dismissed even before the next court date! Truly preserved my life and career. This guy is the defense attorney in DC to hire. Don’t mess around with any other lawyers, directly call this man.read more

Sami Swag
Sami Swag

16:40 23 Apr 19
Great firm, great attorney. Mr. Kibria is an excellent DC defense attorney. He got my case dismissed and got me through the court process very fast. He told me exactly how things would go when he took my case and that’s exactly how it went. His communication with me at all times was great and immediate. Also he was very generous to me with his rates since I am a student. I highly recommend him and this firm.read more

Victoria Steriopoulos
Victoria Steriopoulos

13:59 23 Apr 19
Mr. Kibria and his firm were excellent throughout the entire process. Mr. Kibria is a great DC defense attorney, he got my case dismissed immediately. Highly responsive and great fee rates. He’s the lawyer to go to in DC.read more

Keith Jones
Keith Jones

16:14 19 Apr 19
Mr Kibria is a fantastic and expert DC defense attorney. He was outstanding every step of the way. On top of everything his communication and client advocacy is second to none. Also affordable. I give him and the firm my highest recommendation.read more

Wilmer Meza
Wilmer Meza

13:51 19 Mar 19
Excellent Washington DC defense attorney. I was from out of state and he got my case dismissed immediately. I did not have to come back to court. Great communication and very affordable. I highly recommend.read more

orin mcintosh
orin mcintosh

15:47 26 Feb 19
Mr. Kibria is an excellent DC defense attorney. He got my case dismissed immediately. Furthermore his communication and client engagement is unlike any other. I highly recommend. Also very affordable.read more

Arnab Kar
Arnab Kar

13:40 15 Aug 18
I hired Mr Kibria for a fedral court case . He got rid of my case right away. Mr Kibria is a fantastic defense attorney. I was extremely pleased with him. Extremely affordable and highly personalized service. His communication throughout the process was exceptional.If you need a defense attorney in the District of Columbia you should definitely hire him and his firm!read more

Nancy Hernandez
Nancy Hernandez

15:37 13 Aug 18
I hired Mr. Kibria I had a serious charge gave me a excellent price he helped me out through the whole process. I really recommend him. Did a amazing job ! Great customer service.read more

Reco jackson
Reco jackson

14:22 13 Aug 18
I retained Mr. Kibria to represent against some serious charges that would have come with definite jail time and seriously affected/complicated my life and my family.However Mr. Kibria fought hard throughout the entire process to ensure that i would not face the terrible hardships the charges presented and in fact gor a great deal that allowed me to continue on with my life and take care of my family.Above all he provides highly personalized representation and was available to me anytime i needed him and provided clear communication at all times. He and his firm were also extremely affordable. If you need a DC attorney I highly recommend Mr. Kibria and this firm.read more

Kathon Van Hook
Kathon Van Hook

14:23 06 Aug 18
I hired Mr Kibria to help with me with some serious , complicated, complex and frankly nerve wracking issues. I retained Mr. Kibria and his firm based on his extensive experience and practice in DC. Mr. Kibria walked me through exactly how he was going to handle my case and resolve my situation. Mr. Kibria delivered on all his promises. His services were highly personalized and his communications with me were constant and clear. He was available whenever I needed him. He took care of my issues exactly as he said e would.If you need a defense lawyer in The District of Columbia. Mr. Kibria is definitely the guy to hire!read more

Karmen Josipovic
Karmen Josipovic

14:19 10 Jul 18
He was great the case was imideatelly dismissed. Extremely affordable. Excellent DC criminal lawyer. A must hire if you are in legal trouble in DC.read more

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Experienced Fairfax Traffic Lawyer

Speeding is one of the most common traffic violations in Northern Virginia. Generally, a speeding offense means you were driving faster than the posted speed limit for the street, road, or highway. Speed limits can vary depending one the area and the type of road you’re on. In most cases, speeding is a simple ticket, but when you drive too far over the speed limit, it can be considered reckless driving and become a crime.

It’s also important to know that even though speeding is a simple ticket, paying the fine is the same as pleading guilty and will result in demerit points on your license. Pleading guilty to speeding and paying the ticket also could affect you if you’re charged with another traffic offense in the future. Multiple infractions can increase penalties, and black marks on your driving history can affect your ability to work out future traffic charges.

If you already have points on your license, or want to preserve a clean driving record, it may be worthwhile to consult an experienced traffic defense lawyer before pleading guilty and paying a speeding ticket. An attorney may be able to spot defenses to your particular speeding ticket and get the infraction dismissed or your penalties reduced.

Looking to Fight a Speeding Ticket?

Virginia has a number of statutes related to speed limits. The general statute is Virginia Code §46.2-870, which sets the speed limit for most interstate highways in Virginia at 55 mph for passenger vehicles and 45 mph for trucks, semis, or other large vehicles such as house trailers. One some highways the limit is as high as 70 mph for passenger vehicles.

Virginia Code §46.2-874 generally sets the maximum speed for streets other than large roads such as interstates and four-lane highways in business and residential districts at 25 mph. Virginia Code §46.2-875 sets the speed limit for highways in cities and towns at 35 mph, but gives municipalities discretion to set their own speed limits on roads they maintain.

Virginia Code §46.2-1300, gives cities, towns and counties the authority to decrease the speed limits in their jurisdictions.

Whether you are dealing with a speeding charge or a serious traffic offense that can put points on your driver’s license, you can depend on the defense lawyers at Ervin Kibria.

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Fairfax Traffic Ticket Penalties

Potential Penalties For Speeding:

The Virginia Supreme Court in its court rules sets a uniform fine schedule for prepaid speeding tickets in the state when no court hearing takes place. Court clerks and magistrates are not allowed to impose fines other than those listed in the rules. However, if you contest the ticket and have a court hearing, the judge or magistrate isn’t restricted to this fine schedule.

Fines increase slightly for certain offenses such as speeding in a school zone or in a highway work zone. However, the fine schedule tends to change annually. A complete list of fines can be found in the Virginia Supreme Court rules at http://www.courts.state.va.us/courts/scv/rulesofcourt.pdf.

Demerit Points

In addition to fines, pleading guilty or being convicted of speeding will result in the DMV assessing either three, four, or six demerit points being added to your driving record. In general, points are assigned as follows:

  • 3 points for speeding 1 to 9 mph over the speed limit
  • 4 points for speeding 10 to 19 mph over the limit
  • 6 points for speeding more than 20 mph over the limit

A speeding ticket also may have an effect on your car insurance rates, but that will vary from carrier to carrier. It’s usually a good idea to talk to your insurance company before you pay a ticket to find out how a guilty plea or conviction will affect your policy rates.

Prepayment

By prepaying your ticket, you’re pleading guilty to the speeding allegation and waiving the court hearing.

If you choose to prepay your ticket, there are a few ways you can do that. Prepayment must be made before the hearing date on your ticket. Your ticket should tell you which court is handling your case — that’s the court you need to pay.

  • By mail: Mail your payment in the form of a check, money order, or certified check to the court named on your ticket. It’s generally advised to send it about a week before your court date to make sure your payment is received and processed on time.
  • At the court: Go to the clerk’s office in the court named on your ticket. This usually will be the general district court in the county where you were speeding, e.g., Fairfax County General District Court. District courts accept checks, money orders, certified checks, and credit cards to pay your fines.
  • Online: Virginia general district courts also accept prepayment online with a credit or debit card at http://epwsgdp1.courts.state.va.us/gdcourts/captchaVerification.do?landing=landing

You won’t be able to prepay if you were charged with reckless driving because the police officer said you were speeding in excess of 20 mph over the posted speed limit, or faster than 80 mph on any road. Reckless driving is a criminal charge and either you or an attorney will need to appear in court on the hearing date.

Defenses Against Speeding Ticket

Radar/LIDAR Challenges

There are a few methods police can use to allege that you were driving faster than the posted speed limit. One of the most common is the use of radar or laser (known as LIDAR) speed determination devices to clock your speed. When radar or LIDAR results are introduced in court as evidence of your speeding, there’s a presumption that the information was true unless proven otherwise. However, you can challenge the results of the radar or LIDAR speed check, and there are several ways to do that.

First, you can question whether the device was properly calibrated. Virginia Code §46.2-882 says that radar and LIDAR devices have to be calibrated every six months, and that a certificate has to be produced showing the calibration date and the name of the person who did the calibration. The certificate has to be a “true copy,” or in other words not a photocopy. If the calibration was more than six months before your ticket, or if the person who did the calibration wasn’t properly trained, or if any of the details on the certificate aren’t in order, you may have a defense to the speeding ticket.

Another way to challenge radar and LIDAR results is by showing the officer who used the device wasn’t properly trained, or used the device under conditions that affected its accuracy — from too far a distance to get a good reading in heavy traffic, for example.

Speedometer Calibration

If you were pulled over for speeding, but the speedometer on your car showed you were driving at or below the posted limit, getting your speedometer checked may be useful. Your speedometer reading can be affected by having a heavy vehicle load, low tire pressure, or whether the tires on your car when you were pulled over were bigger than the original factory tires.

If you can demonstrate through a process called speedometer calibration that your speedometer wasn’t working properly when you got the speeding ticket, you may be able to avoid or reduce penalties. This is especially important if your speed was close to a threshold triggering higher penalties or if you were charged with reckless driving because of your speed. A difference of a few miles per hour could mean the difference between a simple traffic infraction and a criminal charge.

For a calibration defense, you need to take your car to a mechanic who can perform the test and provide a calibration certificate that you can take to court. An experienced traffic defense attorney can refer you to a good mechanic to perform the calibration.

No conspicuous marker

When you’re on a highway and approach a town, the speed limit often drops under the authority given to the town by Virginia Code §46.2-1300. You may be in a 55 mph zone and suddenly find yourself in a 25 mph zone when you hit the town’s boundaries. If you hit that boundary and haven’t slowed down, you may be ticketed for speeding based on the local ordinance lowering the speed limit.

However, Virginia Code §46.2-879 says that you can’t be convicted for violating that local speed limit unless the decreased speed limit is conspicuously marked. If there was no conspicuous sign reflecting the lowered speed limit, you may be able to contest the ticket.

Pacing

Sometimes an officer won’t have a device to measure speed, but instead will use a technique called “pacing,” where the officer will try to match your speed on the road with his or her vehicle.

There are a lot of factors that can affect the accuracy of pacing. If the road was curved, or if the officer spent too little time trying to match your speed, or if there was a lot of traffic between you and the police car, or if either you or the officer sped up or slowed down while the officer was tracking your speed all are circumstances that could affect the results. A good traffic defense lawyer may be able to spot flaws in the way the officer measured your speed and help you fight the ticket.

When an officer uses pacing to determine your speed, he or she has to have the police vehicle’s speedometer calibrated and produce a calibration certificate in court. If there are problems with the certificate, or the person who did the calibration wasn’t qualified, that also may open up room to challenge the speeding ticket.

Mitigating Circumstances

Legitimate Emergency

You may be able to fight the ticket or have your penalties reduced if you were speeding because of a legitimate emergency, such as rushing someone to the hospital with a life-threatening illness or medical condition.

Call Us Today To Discuss Your Virginia Traffic Case: (703) 962-7790