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Reckless Driving in Virginia
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Have you gotten one or more tickets for reckless driving in Virginia near Manassas, Fairfax, or Arlington? If so, this page will be useful for you.
Continue reading to learn more about traffic & reckless driving laws in Virginia, along with some important information to help keep you on the road.
If you would prefer discussing your case personally with a seasoned Virginia traffic attorney, we can help you there too. The team at Irving & Irving has decades of combined experience helping people with reckless driving violations in the area. We understand whatâ€™s involved in getting you the justice you deserve and would be happy to guide you through the process.
Reckless Driving: What It Can Cost You
Virginia is tough when it comes to traffic laws. Police officers may issue tickets for reckless driving, as opposed to just normal speeding, when offenders are going 20 miles per hour (or more) over the posted speed limit. This 20 mile-per-hour overage limit is much more stringent than many other jurisdictions.
Reckless driving charges in Virginia are categorized as â€ścriminalâ€ť offenses, which can resultâ€”should you be convictedâ€”in up to 12 months of jail time along with a $2,500 fine. Additionally, you may lose your driving privileges for up to a year.
In some cases, the officer may decide to impound your car on the spot if he or she gives you a ticket for driving recklessly.
How To Protect Yourself In A Reckless Driving Case
The likelihood that youâ€™ll be convicted of reckless driving in Virginia can be mitigated by factors such as:
While there may be other factors that may reduce and/or avoid a reckless driving conviction in Virginia, an experienced lawyer may be able to help make the process easier.
- Your driving record
- The weather and visibility at the time of citation
- Traffic conditions at the time of citation
- Your reason for speeding
An Irving & Irving reckless driving attorney may help you by taking all factors into account as he or she prepares a thorough defense that aims to see the charges against you removed completely.
The Attorneys of Irving & Irving
Donâ€™t let a first offense charge of reckless driving in Virginia lead to conviction and disruption in your life. Instead, contact our Manassas law offices and let us use our skills and years of experience to beat this citation.
Whether you find yourself on the wrong side of the law because of a speeding ticket, a reckless driving charge, a DUI or causing an accident, we can help.
Contact us by calling (703) 468-1885 or by e-mailing us through our contact form.
We look forward to helping you navigate Virginiaâ€™s traffic laws.
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