Dinwiddie VA Reckless Driving Lawyer
Reckless Driving in Virginia is a serious violation and criminal offense. Riley & Wells Attorneys-At-Law has extensive experience defending good people charged with reckless driving. We are a local law firm with over 45 years of combined traffic law. Our lawyers are routinely recognized for our ability and high ethical standards. We regularly represent clients in the Dinwiddie County courts. Virginia has one of the strictest reckless driving laws in the country. Reckless Driving is a class 1 misdemeanor offense. The same category offense as DUI, Assault & Battery, and Petit Larceny to name a few. Motorists who are serious about their future need an accomplished professional law firm. Our attorneys have extensive experience protecting the freedom and driving privileges of our clients. We are the law firm that will protect your best interests. We examine each case with the necessary care and detail and present the best defense.
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
A Dinwiddie County reckless driving conviction triggers the following penalties:
- Misdemeanor criminal conviction
- Fines up to $2500
- Assessment of 6 DMV moving violation demerit points
- Possible loss of driving privileges
- Increased automobile insurance premiums
- Loss of employment or employment opportunities
What Is Reckless Driving In Virginia?
The Virginia law has classified over 15 different forms of driving as Reckless Driving. Yet, there is one reckless driving law that stands out from all the others. The Reckless Driving Speeding law pursuant to Va. Code 46.2-862 is perhaps the most enforced reckless driving provision. State Troopers and Dinwiddie Deputy Sheriffs aggressively patrol the county and enforce this law. Interstate 85, Route 1 and Route 460 are the most popular routes. Virginia law states that a person is guilty of reckless driving for if driving 20 miles per hour or more above the speed limit or traveling over 80 miles per hour regardless of the speed limit.
Virginia Reckless Driving is a Criminal Misdemeanor Offense
In fact, a motorist may be convicted of Reckless Driving for speeding 11 miles per hour over the limit. This can occur if the speed evidence is 81 miles per hour in a 70 mile per hour speed zone on Interstate 85. We defend this type of allegation in the courts every week and know how to best protect our clients.
The Virginia law outlaws other forms of driving behaviors as reckless driving as follows:
- 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 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 for conditions
- 46.2-861.1 Failure to “Move Over” or Yield to Stationary Emergency Vehicle
- 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
Dinwiddie County VA Reckless Driving Client Reviews
You Have Been Accused Of Reckless Driving – Now What Do You Do?
Are you accused of Reckless Driving? If so, you need an experienced Dinwiddie Va Reckless Driving Lawyer. A lawyer experienced in traffic law and criminal law. A conviction for Reckless Driving can jeopardize your freedom. It can end your career. It can damage your driving record. It can be expensive for you and your family. We deploy many strategies during our representation. Riley & Wells Attorneys-At-Law uses every resource the law allows. We do this to secure our clients the best possible outcome under the law. Many of our clients with moving violation allegations are from other states. They do not live in Virginia. This triggers a court appearance issue. In most instances, we can make a motion that waives our client’s appearance.
NOTE: Do not pre-pay your reckless driving summons. Do not fail to appear in court without representation. Always consult an attorney. Failure to comply may trigger a conviction for reckless driving or worse – a warrant for another allegation for failure to appear in Court. REMEMBER: An allegation is NOT a conviction. Our attorneys have years of experience defending reckless driving cases. We know the Dinwiddie General District Court. We know the Judges. We will assist you with your case every step of the way.
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11/10/2015 | Updated 7/10/2019