Reckless Driving Lawyer Chesterfield VA
The Virginia Reckless Driving Law is strict. If you have been charged with Reckless Driving in Chesterfield County VA, then you need help. It would be in your best interests to consult a Chesterfield VA Reckless Driving Lawyer. A successful and experienced attorney can protect you. In fact, speeding as little as 11 mph over the speed limit on the Interstate can be Reckless Driving. Evidence of speeding 81 mph in a 70 mph zone is a violation of the Virginia reckless driving law.
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 Virginia is a Class 1 misdemeanor criminal offense. Penalties may include the following:
- Maximum $2,500 fine
- Loss of driving privileges
- Assessment of moving violation demerit points
- Automobile insurance policy increases
- Possible loss of employment or employment opportunities
Experienced Reckless Driving Defense Attorneys Chesterfield VA
Riley & Wells is an established local law firm with more than 45 years of reckless driving experience. We represent clients every week in the Chesterfield County Courts. Our traffic lawyers are recognized for superior legal ability and high ethical standards. We are the Chesterfield VA Reckless Driving Lawyers for clients who are serious about quality representation and their future. We examine every case in detail. Our attorneys use proven trial strategies to secure each client the best possible outcome. We put our experience to work for you. Do not go to court alone and do not plead guilty without a proper consultation. Contact an experienced professional who has an established track record of success. We offer free no obligation initial consultations.
Chesterfield County Reckless Driving Client Review
Chesterfield County VA Reckless Driving Speeding Attorneys
Excessive speeding is the most enforced reckless driving law in Chesterfield County. This offense usually takes place on limited access highways. State troopers have priority on Interstate 95 and Route 288. Chippenham Parkway and Powhite Parkway are patrolled by troopers and the Chesterfield police. The county police also patrol Midlothian Turnpike, Hull Street and Jefferson Davis Highway. Midlothian, Bon Air & Chester are target areas of enforcement. Speeding 20 mph over the limit violates the reckless driving law. Traveling over 80 mph is also a violation of the reckless driving law. We defend this type of allegation in Chesterfield VA every week and know how to best protect our clients. The facts of each case vary. We know what the best defenses and arguments for your particular circumstances.
The Code of Virginia
- 46.2-852 General recklessness
- 46.2-853 Fail to maintain proper control
- 46.2-854 Passing on a grade or on a curve
- 46.2-855 Driving while 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 Vehicles
- 46.2-862 Recklessness by Speed
- 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
Chesterfield County Reckless Driving Speeding 89/70 mph DISMISSED
In this case, our reckless driving lawyers represented a client from Stafford County. The allegation alleged speeding 89 miles per hour in a 70 miler per hour zone on the Interstate. As we mentioned, many people do not realize this type of speeding is a criminal misdemeanor. Yet, Va. Code 46.2-862 is clear about cases involving speed evidence of this type. Many drivers think that reckless driving by speed is for speeding 20 mph or more above the limit. True, but it also involves speeding over 80 miles per hour. The prosecution is not required to prove that you were knowingly speeding in violation of the law. This provision frustrates many clients. Especially, drivers from other states. In this instance, we convinced the Judge to dismiss the case.
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11/10/2015 | Updated 7/10/2019