There are at least 15 different ways that you can get a reckless driving ticket, also called “uniform summons” in Virginia. According to data gathered from the Virginia court website’s database, nearly half of the tickets written in King William County in recent months were for speeding. A violation of this section is a Class 1 misdemeanor in the Commonwealth of Virginia. This is considered a very serious charge.
In cases where the judge suspends your driver’s license, he can authorize a restricted license. A person shall be guilty of reckless driving who drives a motor vehicle on the highways in the King William at a speed of 20 mph or more in excess of the applicable maximum speed limit or in excess of 80 mph regardless of the applicable maximum speed limit.
The essence of the offence of reckless driving lies not in the act of operating a vehicle, but in the way and situations of its operation. The punishment for every person convicted of irresponsible driving under the provisions of this article who, when he committed the offense, was in violation of § 46.2-1078.1 shall include a mandatory minimum fine of $250.
In addition to the above penalties, a reckless driving conviction automatically subtracts 6 points from your DMV record. This happens regardless of any other sentence imposed, and there is no way around it. Unless a speeding ticket is dismissed, the judge will usually assess a fine; there will also be court costs.
Fines can range anywhere from $0 to $250. Even if your driving behavior did not fit one of the many specific descriptions of reckless driving, you could be accused under the catch-all statute if your driving allegedly endangered people or property.
Everyone has an excuse for a traffic ticket. Though many excuses simply are not valid in court and can possibly harm your defense if used. Factors tending to show recklessness include irregular driving, the likelihood of injury to other users of the highways, lack of control of the vehicle, driving in excess of the speed limit, dangerous driving behavior, intoxication, and noncompliance with traffic markers. Moreover, you will probably be sentenced more severely on any other court matters while the reckless driving conviction remains on your record.
If you need the help of a traffic ticket lawyer in King William, call our law firm immediately for help and speak to a lawyer about your options.
The SRIS Law Group can help you the best possible outcome based on the facts of your case. If you wish to consult a Law Offices of SRIS P.C. traffic attorney in King William, VA, call us at 855-696-3348.