Exmore VA Reckless Driving Lawyer
Reckless Driving in Virginia is a class one misdemeanor criminal offense. The Virginia motor vehicle code includes various sections of law on what driving behaviors are considered reckless driving. The penalties for a reckless driving conviction can be harsh. In Virginia, convictions are permanent, cannot be expunged and stay in the Virginia DMV files for 11 years. Do not miss an opportunity to defend your Exmore VA reckless driving case. Our attorneys specialize in defending reckless driving cases.
CAUTION: An Exmore VA 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
Experienced Exmore VA Reckless Driving Defense Attorneys
Riley & Wells Attorneys-At-Law is an established law firm that specializes in defending reckless driving cases. Our lawyers possess over 45 years of collective experience successfully representing clients. Our attorneys represent clients accused of reckless driving in Exmore VA before the General District Court. We believe our client benefit from our experience. Our firm is routinely recognized as a Best Law Firm by U.S. News & World Report. Put our experience to work for you. Let us review your case!
Reckless Driving Attorney Client Reviews – Exmore VA
Virginia Reckless Driving Speeding Law
The most enforced Virginia Reckless Driving law in Exmore VA criminalizes excessive speed. The Exmore Police Department and State Troopers aggressively enforce the reckless driving excessive speed law [Va. Code 46.2-862]. This Virginia law states in part that a person is guilty of reckless driving for driving 20 mph or more over the limit. This law comes as a surprise and a shock to many of our clients who are licensed drivers from other states.
Virginia Reckless Driving Penalties
- Maximum 12 months in jail
- Maximum $2,500 fine
- Loss of driving privileges
- Increased automobile insurance rates
- Moving violation demerit points
- Community Service
- Driver improvement programs
- Potential employment problems
Reckless Driving Speeding in Exmore VA on Route 13
Route 13 on Virginia’s Eastern Shore is a notorious speed trap. There are many places along this highway where law enforcement set up and enforce the speed limit. Route 13 runs right through Exmore VA. It may seem crazy, but a motorist can commit a criminal offense for simply speeding 20 mph above the posted speed limit. Riley & Wells Attorneys-At-Law has extensive experience defending this type of case. We defend Exmore VA reckless driving allegations before the courts and will protect you.
Out-of-State Drivers Accused of Reckless Driving in Exmore VA
Many of our clients are licensed drivers from other states who are simply driving through Exmore VA when they are stopped by law enforcement. Typically, we can represent our out-of-state client without them being present in Court. We can make a motion to have our client’s appearance waived. It is important to defend a reckless driving case because a conviction is permanent and will be reported back to the home state. Some states, Connecticut and Massachusetts, suspend driving privileges if convicted.
Riley & Wells Attorneys-At-Law Defend Exmore VA Reckless Driving Cases
- 46.2-852 Reckless driving; general rule
- 46.2-853 Loss of control; faulty brakes
- 46.2-854 Passing on a grade or on a curve
- 46.2-855 Driving with view obstructed
- 46.2-856 Passing two vehicles abreast
- 46.2-857 Driving two abreast
- 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 for conditions
- 46.2-861.1 Failure to “move over” or yield to stationary emergency vehicle
- 46.2-862 Exceeding speed limit
- 46.2-863 Failure to yield
- 46.2-864 Recklessness on parking lots, etc
- 46.2-865 Racing
- 46.2-865.1 Racing penalties
- 46.2-866 Racing; aiders or abettors
- 46.2-867 Racing; seizure of motor vehicle
- 46.2-868.1 Aggressive driving
Exmore VA Police Department Speeding Ticket Defense Lawyers
The Town of Exmore is a small town on the Eastern Shore of Virginia in Northampton County that barely measures a square mile. This small town is big on reckless driving enforcement. The speed limit on Route 13 drops from 55 mph to 45 mph in Exmore – which makes it easy for a minor speeding case to quickly turn into a Virginia reckless driving violation. Exmore Police operate LASER speed enforcement along Route 13, near Occohannock Neck Road and from the Holiday Inn parking lot.
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