Brunswick VA Reckless Driving Lawyer – Experienced & Ethical
Riley & WellsAttorneys-At-Law is an experienced local law firm. Reckless Driving is a serious moving violation in Virginia. We have over 45 years of collectivereckless driving law experience. We have been cited for our professional excellence and high ethical standards by various organizations. We are an AV preeminent rated law firm. Our commitment to client service has included us into Virginia Super Lawyers. We are Traffic Lawyers who specialize in defending Reckless Driving cases.
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
Reckless Driving is a Criminal Offense in Virginia
Many of our clients are good people who made a mistake. Our clients are serious about protecting their driving privileges. They are concerned about their jobs, families, driving records and automobile insurance policies. Virginians and citizens from out of state need a dedicated professional advocate. We represent drivers from New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Connecticut, North Carolina, Florida and other states. Several motorists get pulled over for speeding on Interstate 85. Our reckless driving lawyers will examine your specific case. Riley & WellsAttorneys-At-Law deploy proven strategies and use every resource the law allows to protect our client. We zealously advocate for every client. We are diligent and fight for our clients to achieve the best possible outcome under the law.
What To Expect If You Have Be Ticketed With Reckless Driving Charges
The Virginia reckless driving laws are among the strictest in the country. Reckless driving is a criminal misdemeanor that can be punished as follows:
12 months in jail imposed by the courts
$2,500 fine imposed by the courts
6 months loss of driving privileges [Except Racing Cases]
Increased automobile insurance premiums
Potential loss of employment or employment opportunities
Permanent Virginia misdemeanor conviction
Various moving violations can be consideredreckless driving:
46.2-852 – General recklessness
46.2-853 – Fail to maintain proper control (Faulty Brakes)
46.2-854 – Passing on a grade or on a curve
46.2-855 – 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
46.2-858 – 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
46.2-860 – Speeding
46.2-863 – Failure to yield
46.2-864 – Recklessness on 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
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What is The Virginia Reckless Driving Speeding Law?
The Reckless Driving Speeding law pursuant to Va. Code 46.2-862 is perhaps the most enforced reckless driving provision, and is frequently enforced by State Troopers & Brunswick County Deputy Sheriffs who primarily patrol Interstate 85 and Route 58 in Brunswick VA. The speed limit on Interstate 85 in Brunswick County is 70 miles per hour. Speeding 81 miles per hour in a 70 mile per hour speed zone will trigger a reckless driving ticket.
Virginia law states that a person is guilty of reckless driving if:
A motorist is driving a motor vehicle at a speed of 20 miles per hour or more above the speed limit OR
A person is speeding over 80 miles per hour regardless of the speed limit.
A Reckless Driving Ticket is NOT a Conviction
Brunswick VA Reckless Driving Ticket
A reckless driving conviction can jeopardize your freedom. It can have devastating consequences to your career. It can harm your driving record for years. A Reckless Driving conviction will also hurt your automobile insurance policy. We defend this type of allegation in the courts every week and know how to best protect our clients. The facts of each case can vary. Our knowledge, expertise, and experience helps us to select the best defense. We diligently prepare arguments for your particular circumstances. You must contact an experienced attorney. One with an established working relationship with all the Brunswick County Judges. One who knows the Commonwealth Attorneys, State Troopers, and Brunswick Deputy Sheriffs. We are a local law firm familiar with the local law enforcement officers and court personnel. Contact us now for a free initial consultation.
Reckless Driving Defense REDUCES Case to Defective Equipment
Brunswick County Reckless Driving REDUCED to Defective Equipment
The Virginia Defective Equipment law is a minor non-moving infraction. Defective equipment does not add Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV) demerit points. A common example of defective equipment; operating a motor vehicle with a broken headlight. A violation might trigger a nominal fine. A defective equipment violation is analogous to a parking ticket. Both trigger a small fine. But afterwards, there is no other negative long standing impact. Unlike a misdemeanor reckless driving conviction. In this case, we were able to convince the Judge to find our client not guilty. Although the Judge was unwilling to dismiss the entire case. He did grant our motion to reduce the case. He reduced it to the non-moving no DMV demerit point infraction of defective equipment. And our out-of-state client did not have return for the trial. Our client did secured an outstanding result.
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