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Reckless Driving Attorney Virginia

What is Reckless Driving?

In Virginia, any speeds more than 20mph over the speed limit or above 85mph can be charged as Reckless Driving. So can any driving which endangers life, limb, or property. Unlike an ordinary traffic offense, Reckless Driving is a misdemeanor, making it a criminal charge.

This means that if convicted, there is a permanent criminal record. Unlike other states which automatically expunge misdemeanor convictions after a few years, a Reckless Driving conviction in Virginia is permanent

Penalties for Reckless Driving

The penalties for reckless driving in Virginia can be severe. If you are convicted of reckless driving, you could face the following penalties:

  • Fine of up to $2,500
  • Jail time of up to 12 months
  • Suspension of your driver’s license for up to 6 months
  • 6 demerit points on your license (same as DUI/DWI)
  • Increased insurance rates
  • Criminal record which will appear on background checks

How to Fight a Reckless Driving Charge

If you have been charged with reckless driving, you need to fight it, and there are many tactics and strategies to fight and beat it. You have the right to challenge whether the officer had the correct vehicle, issues with the RADAR/LIDAR including the calibration and its records, and more. Often times, the attorney can negotiate with the prosecutor and judge to get the ticket reduced or dismissed.

Matt C. Pinsker has represented thousands of persons charged with Reckless Driving and offers a free consult. Call now at 804.690.1228.

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