Virginia Reckless Driving Lawyer
Virginia drivers who have never had any previous problems with the law are often surprised to find themselves in court on a reckless driving charge. That’s because Virginia has one of the harshest reckless driving laws in the country. In the Commonwealth, a driver can be charged with reckless driving if he or she drives at a speed over 80 miles per hour, or exceeds the posted speed limit by 20 miles per hour or more. In addition, a Virginia driver can be charged with reckless driving if he or she is driving in a way that police determine may endanger the life, limb, or property of any person, regardless of speed.
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What is often more surprising to Virginia drivers, is that reckless driving is not simply a traffic infraction, but is a Class 1 misdemeanor criminal charge. That means that if you are convicted of reckless driving in Virginia, you will have a criminal record. Moreover, the maximum penalty one can receive in Virginia if convicted of reckless driving is up to 12 months in jail or a fine of up to $2500, or both. In addition, if convicted of reckless driving, a judge may suspend your driver’s license for up to six months. Finally, a reckless driving conviction will cause the Department of Motor Vehicles to impose a six-point penalty on your license, which will likely lead to an increased insurance premium and could lead to an automatic license suspension.
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Because of the seriousness of a reckless driving charge in Virginia, drivers charged with reckless driving should speak with a lawyer who has experience defending Virginia traffic offenses. A lawyer can advise you of any defenses you may have to the charge, and help you to avoid having a reckless driving conviction on your record. Call JPMLegal for a free consultation.