VIRGINIA RECKLESS DRIVING EXPLAINED BY FORMER PROSECUTOR
Virginia has strict laws about speeding that turn some cases of excessive speeding into more severe reckless driving charges.
In this overview of reckless driving in Virginia, we address the different types of reckless driving in Virginia, the consequences of a conviction, and whether you need an attorney to represent you in court for this charge. We also give an overview of some defenses that can be used in a reckless driving case and address a few other commonly asked questions about reckless driving in Virginia.
Our Virginia attorneys will explain the different Virginia reckless driving violations and the penalties that each of the different Virginia reckless driving charges carry. A Virginia reckless driving conviction can result in either a misdemeanor or felony conviction. Most people who are charged with reckless driving in Virginia do not recognize that reckless driving is a criminal act and therefore can result in an actual jail term in addition to a loss of driving rights and high fines. If a death was to occur as a result of reckless driving violation in Virginia, then a person may be convicted of a felony and thereafter be classified as a convicted felon. If a felony conviction was to occur, then in addition to any actual prison confinement, the person will also lose a significant number of their constitutional rights.
Virginia criminal code has several variations of the reckless driving offense, but the most common one is being charged with reckless driving speeding when speeding 20 miles/hour over the speed limit and/or driving above 80 miles/hour anywhere in Virginia – VA Code §46.2-862.
The second most common variation of the reckless driving offense in Virginia is “reckless driving generally.” Under this charge, it is not the speed that is the defining factor but it is the general manner of your driving that endangered the safety of people and property – VA Code §46.2-852.
Reckless driving in Virginia is most often charged as either general reckless driving or reckless driving by speed. However, there are a number of other traffic offenses in Virginia that are considered reckless driving.
If you have been charged with a reckless driving in violation in the general district court or juvenile district court, please do not wait to find out what consequences the Court may impose on you. Secure the services of an extremely experienced attorney who is skilled at defending clients charged with this type of driving violation. If you wish to retain the services of the highly skilled attorneys of SRIS Law Group, P.C., contact us today by phone or on line form. You can be guaranteed that you will benefit from having a lawyer who really understands the law, the court system and is in court almost every day defending clients charged with similar charges. Do not let a citation cause you to lose your job or liberty.
If you need the help of a reckless driving lawyer in Virginia in Fairfax, City of Fairfax, Prince William, Fauquier, Loudoun, Caroline, Stafford, Spotsylvania, Chesterfield, Henrico, Arlington, Richmond, Alexandria, Warren, Clarke, Shenandoah, King George, Charles City, Frederick, Fredericksburg, Gloucester, Hanover, Hopewell, James City, King & Queen, King William, New Kent, Newport News, Petersburg, Prince George, Rappahannock, York, call our law firm immediately for help and speak to a lawyer about your options.
The SRIS Law Group can help you best possible outcome based on the facts of your case. If you wish to consult an SRIS Law Group, P.C. reckless driving attorney in Virginia, call us at 855-696-3348.