Brunswick VA Reckless Driving Lawyer – Experienced & Ethical

Brunswick deputy sheriffs and Virginia state troopers are aggressive with their enforcement of interstate 85 in brunswick vaRiley & Wells Attorneys-At-Law is an experienced local law firm. Reckless Driving is a serious moving violation in Virginia. We have over 45 years of collective reckless 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

Reckless Driving is a Criminal Offense in Virginia

If you have been accused of reckless driving in Brunswick County, then you will be summoned to appear in the Brunswick County courthouse 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 & Wells Attorneys-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 considered reckless 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

Our Reckless Driving Client Reviews

82/70 FL driver 5.0 stars Posted by Barry August 21, 2015 Hired attorney Mrs Wells was excellent. I was unaware that anything over 80mph in the state of Virginia was considered reckless driving. I have heard other states laws are over 90 up to 100. Mr Wells was able to get my ticket reduced from reckless driving to defective equipment. No points, and is considered to be a non moving violation similar to a brake light out. Very happy with the outcome.

Great help for an out of state driver fighting a ticket 5.0 stars Posted by a Speeding Ticket client March 3, 2014 I was shocked to find out the problems my 'reckless driving' speeding ticket of 85 in a 65 were going to cause me in the state of Virginia. Turns out this is a misdemeanor in VA, quite laughable if you ask me (I live in Florida where they have real crime). I received about 100 letters in the mail from lawyers all across the state but decided to do my own research. I picked Mr. Wells because they had good reviews with similar issues as mine and I am happy to add another. I had nothing to help me get the ticket thrown out but he got it drastically reduced and my fine was barely over $100 and I just had to take a VA drivers course. The amount of savings in fines and increased insurance premiums is worth every penny and then some. Not to mention not having that scam of a misdemeanor on your record. VA should be ashamed of making decent people out to be criminals. Hell, you wouldn't get pulled over for 75 but now at 85 you get the same criminal charge as theft, drug possession, prostitution, assault and disorderly conduct. Hardly seems right. The firm charges you a flat fee and simply just knock it out for you. Frankly, these guys are such pros you don't really feel like a lot is going on but they know what they are doing. I only hired them 2 weeks before my date and it still came out great. Highly recommended!

What is The Virginia Reckless Driving Speeding Law?

Brunswick VA Reckless Driving Speeding Lawyers are needed if you get pulled over for speeding in excess of 80 miles per hourThe 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

you may be pulled over for reckless driving if speeding in excess of 80 miles an hour in brunswick county

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

a good brunswick va reckless driving lawyer can protect his client at court by convincing the judge to enter a not guilty order

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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11/10/2015 | Updated 6/29/2019

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