Brunswick VA Reckless Driving Lawyer – Experienced & Ethical
Riley & Wells Attorneys-At-Law is an experienced local Brunswick VA law firm. We specialize in defending reckless driving cases and have over 45 years of collective reckless driving law experience. Our lawyers have been recognized for our professional excellence and high ethical standards by various organizations. We can help you with your reckless driving case. Do NOT plead guilty without first consulting an attorney. The consequences can be devastating. Do not miss an opportunity to defend yourself!
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
Reckless Driving is a criminal class one misdemeanor violation 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, New Jersey, North Carolina, Florida and other states.
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Reckless Driving on Interstate 85 in Brunswick County VA
Interstate 85 runs through Brunswick County VA. Several motorists get pulled over for excessive speeding on this stretch of highway. Our reckless driving lawyers will examine your specific case and deploy proven strategies to successfully defend your case. We 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. Let us review your case. You can benefit from our experience.
What is The Virginia Reckless Driving Speeding Law?
The Reckless Driving Excessive Speed law pursuant to Va. Code 46.2-862 is the most enforced reckless driving provision by State Troopers & Brunswick County Deputy Sheriffs. In Brunswick County, most of the enforcement occurs on Interstate 85 and Route 58. Virginia law states that a driver is guilty of reckless driving for driving a motor vehicle at a speed of 20 miles per hour or more above the speed limit OR driving over 85 miles per hour regardless of the speed limit. Violations of this law carry strict penalties.
Penalties For Virginia Reckless Driving Convictions
- Maximum fine of $2,500
- Permanent Virginia criminal misdemeanor conviction
- Increased automobile insurance premiums
- Potential loss of employment or employment opportunities
- Suspension of driving privileges
A Reckless Driving Ticket is NOT a Conviction
A reckless driving conviction can negatively affect you in many ways. However, a Virginia Uniform Summons or ticket is NOT a conviction. Our reckless driving defense lawyers defend this type of allegation in the Brunswick General District Court 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 for your case. 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.
Riley & Wells Attorneys-At-Law Can Defend Any Brunswick VA Reckless Driving Case
- 46.2-852 – General rule
- 46.2-853 – Fail to maintain control; brakes
- 46.2-854 – Passing on grade or curve
- 46.2-855 – View obstructed/control impaired
- 46.2-856 – Passing two vehicles abreast
- 46.2-857 – Driving two abreast
- 46.2-863 – Failure to yield
- 46.2-864 – Parking lots
- 46.2-865 – Racing
- 46.2-865.1 – Injury or death while racing
- 46.2-858 – Passing at a railroad 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 – Excessive speeding
- 46.2-866 – Racing; aiders or abettors
- 46.2-867 – Racing
- 46.2-868.1 – Aggressive driving
- 46.2-869 – Improper driving
Reckless Driving Defense REDUCES Case to Defective Equipment
The Virginia Defective Equipment law is a minor non-moving infraction. Defective equipment does not add moving violation demerit points. A common example of defective equipment is 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. In many instances, we can convince the Judge to find our client NOT GUILTY of criminal misdemeanor reckless driving. If the Judge is unwilling to completely dismiss the case, then a defective equipment disposition is the next best result. Our reckless driving lawyers were able to do that very thing in this case. [Click on image to the left to see case disposition]
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11/10/2015 | Updated 9/14/2020