Bowling Green VA Reckless Driving Lawyer
The Virginia Reckless Driving law is one of the strictest in the country according to a recent study. A motorist can be convicted of misdemeanor Reckless Driving for driving as little as 16 miles per hour over the limit if the speed evidence is 86 miles per hour in a 70 mile per hour speed zone. If you have been accused of driving recklessly in Bowling Green VA, then you may want to consult an attorney who specializes in defending theses cases. Our experienced Bowling Green VA Reckless Driving Lawyers can assist you with your case. A conviction for Reckless Driving can severely jeopardize your freedom, your career, and your driving record.
CAUTION: A reckless driving conviction will on average increase the automobile insurance premium by 73% or $1,046 EACH YEAR, according to a study conducted by Insurance.com
Virginia Reckless Driving Penalties
Reckless Driving in the Commonwealth of Virginia is classified as a Class One Misdemeanor criminal offense and can affect you as follows:
- Maximum 12 months in jail
- Maximum $2,500 fine
- Maximum 6 months loss of driving privileges in Virginia
- Automobile insurance increases
- Possible employment problems
Bowling Green VA Reckless Driving Client Reviews
Experienced Reckless Driving Defense Attorneys Bowling Green VA
Riley & Wells Attorneys-At-Law possess over 45 years of combined reckless driving traffic law experience and are routinely recognized by various legal organizations such as Virginia Super Lawyers for superb legal ability and the highest of ethical standards. We are the skilled Bowling Green VA Reckless Driving Lawyers that clients who take their driving privileges seriously want representing them. We carefully examine each case, deploy many strategies during our representation, and use every resource the law allows to secure our client’s the best possible outcome under the law. Contact an experienced Bowling Green Reckless Driving Attorney who routinely represents clients in this court for a free initial consultation.
NOTE: A reckless driving allegation is NOT a conviction.
Bowling Green VA Reckless Driving Speeding Attorneys
The Virginia Reckless Driving Speeding law pursuant to Va. Code 46.2-862 is perhaps the most enforced reckless driving provision in Bowling Green and is frequently enforced by Virginia State Troopers & Caroline County Deputy Sheriffs patrolling Interstate 95 & Routes 301 and 207 in and around Bowling Green VA. The Town of Bowling Green is in the county seat of Caroline County, which is where the Courthouse is located. The law states that a person shall be guilty of reckless driving if driving a motor vehicle at a speed of 20 miles per hour or more above the speed limit OR in excess of 80 miles per hour regardless of the speed limit. We defend this type of allegation every week and know how to best protect our clients. The facts of each case can vary, but we have the knowledge and expertise to select the best defenses and arguments for your particular circumstances.
Virginia law also criminalizes various other forms of driving behaviors as reckless driving as follows:
- 46.2-852 General
- 46.2-853 Fail to maintain proper control
- 46.2-854 Passing on a grade or on a curve
- 46.2-855 Driving with view obstructed/control impaired
- 46.2-856 Passing two vehicles abreast
- 46.2-857 Driving two abreast in a single lane
- 46.2-858 Passing at a railroad grade crossing
- 46.2-859 Passing a stopped school bus
- 46.2-860 Failing to give proper signals
- 46.2-861 Driving too fast conditions
- 46.2-861.1 Failure to “Move Over” or Yield to Stationary Emergency Vehicle
- 46.2-862 Reckless Driving – Speeding
- 46.2-863 Failure to yield
- 46.2-864 Recklessness in parking lots, etc
- 46.2-865 Racing
- 46.2-865.1 Injuring or causing death of another while racing; penalties
- 46.2-866 Racing; aiders or abettors
- 46.2-867 Racing; seizure of motor vehicle
- 46.2-868.1 Aggressive Driving
Bowling Green VA Reckless Driving Speeding 96/70 REDUCED
Excessive high speed on Interstate 95 can sometimes be difficult to defend because so many people can become endangered with such driving. Most attorneys who regularly practice in this area understand that a reckless driving speeding case with speed evidence of 81 miles per hour is typically a different case than a case where the speed evidence is 100 miles per hour. Both cases would trigger a reckless driving violation, but most agree that the lower the speed evidence – the less aggravating the case. In this case, the speed evidence was 4 miles per hour less than 100 miles per hour. We knew that when the representation began that we had a difficult reckless driving case to defend. We prepared our client for the likely evidence the prosecution was going to present and we wanted to present our own evidence as well. On the trial date, were able to mitigate the speed evidence with our own other evidence in such a way that we convinced the Judge to find our client not guilty of misdemeanor reckless driving. Unfortunately, the case was not completely dismissed but a reduction to the lowest speed category of 1-9 miles per hour over the limit with a $54 fine greatly satisfied our client.
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11/10/2015 | Updated 9/14/2020