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In Arlington County Virginia, the county police officers who write your traffic tickets have a choice. They can either charge you with violating the state traffic laws or they can charge you with violating the Arlington County traffic laws. Arlington County police have a lot to handle when it comes to traffic control. The region just west of the nation’s capital has some of the worst traffic congestion in the United States, and the traffic demands in the area are only expected to increase in the coming year. Because long delays and day after day of sitting in traffic can be frustrating, some drivers resort to aggressive tactics, which can put others on the road in danger.

Many people are startled to learn that reckless driving in Arlington County, Virginia is a class one misdemeanor. It can be punished by a fine of up to $2,500 and up to 12 months in jail.  A provision of the Virginia traffic laws also allows the court to suspend a defendant’s driver’s license for a period fluctuating from 10 days to six months.  In addition to the court’s consequences, reckless driving in Virginia can result in increased DMV points and sometimes increased insurance rates.

Arlington VA Reckless Driving Lawyer
14.2-13 states that anytime a driver goes more than 5 mph over the speed limit on a road that is 45 mph or faster, then the county judge or jury shall suspend the drivers’ license for 60 days. This is a mandatory 60-day license suspension for anyone who is sentenced of speeding more than 5 mph in Arlington County. This law only applies if the road’s speed limit was 45 mph or more and if the officer charged you with speeding under the Arlington County Code. If your speeding ticket begins with 14.2, you should consult a local traffic lawyer immediately.

Some reckless driving charges are fairly concrete. Reckless driving is a criminal offense. If you have been charged with reckless driving, you should look for a skilled legal defense lawyer. An Arlington traffic attorney from the SRIS Law Group, P.C. can represent you before a judge, challenging the evidence against you and representing your case in the best possible light.

Aggressive driving is a lesser offense than reckless driving, but is a Class 2 misdemeanor. Aggressive driving is driving, which is viewed as causing a hazard to another person or is intended to harass, injure, intimidate or obstruct another. However, aggressive driving with the intent to injure another person is charged as a Class 1 misdemeanor.

In Arlington, the most common cause of license suspension is a failure to pay fines or cost executed by the court. If someone is sentenced by the court of any violation and then required to pay fines because of this, Virginia Code § 46.2-395 states that the failure to pay these fines result in the court having the ability to suspend the person’s driving privileges.

An Arlington County reckless driving conviction stays on your DMV record for 11 years and carries 6 points. Judges have no control over points.

If you need the help of traffic ticket lawyers in Arlington, call our law firm immediately for help and speak to a lawyer about your options.

If you wish to consult a Law Offices of SRIS P.C. traffic attorney in Arlington, VA, call us at 855-696-3348.

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