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Matt Pinsker Criminal Defense Richmond, VA

Reckless Driving and Speeding

In Virginia, any speeds over 80 mph or in excess of 20 mph over the speed limit are automatically classified as “Reckless Driving.” Reckless Driving is not an ordinary speeding ticket, but a Class 1 Misdemeanor, the most serious crime possible without being a felony. Other examples of Class 1 Misdemeanors include shoplifting and drunk driving. In addition to a criminal record, it also carries 6 points on your license, the same number as drunk driving. In theory, persons charged with Reckless Driving face a fine of up to $2,500, jail for up to 1 year, and a lengthy suspension of your driving privileges. Now, don’t be scared when you hear that, because almost no one gets the maximum sentence just for driving too fast. However, this does illustrate that this does need to be taken seriously. If you are charged with Reckless Driving, you should hire an experienced traffic attorney who knows the best way to get the charge dismissed or reduced.

What Matt Pinsker does with Reckless Driving and Speeding is first tries to get your case completely dismissed by finding a flaw, mistake, technicality, or error. In addition to representing clients charged with Reckless Driving, Mr. Pinsker also teaches traffic court procedure and law to both defense attorneys and law enforcement alike, so if there is a mistake, there is a good chance he’ll catch it and be able to use it to get your case completely dismissed. If after careful review of your case Mr. Pinsker does not find an error, then he looks to negotiate a reduction or dismissal. All cases are different and past success does not guarantee future outcomes, but in 2017 and 2018, 99% of Mr. Pinsker’s Reckless Driving and Speeding cases under 90mph were either reduced or dismissed.

What makes representation by Matt Pinsker for your traffic case so unique is that unlike many other top criminal defense attorneys, Mr. Pinsker actually handles his own traffic cases. When you hire Mr. Pinsker for your case, you can rest assured that he personally will be representing you, and not a junior associate fresh out of law school.