Riley & Wells Attorneys-At-Law is a local Henrico County law firm. Our lawyers defend Reckless Driving cases every week in the Henrico Courts. Reckless Driving in Virginia is strict compared with the rest of the country. It is in your best interests to consult a Henrico VA Reckless Driving Attorney about your case. We dedicate our practice to this area of the law. The Code of Virginia prohibits reckless driving in various forms. There are laws from the most general law to more serious versions involving racing. An experienced Henrico County VA Reckless Driving Lawyer will present your best defense.
Penalties For Reckless Driving Convictions
Reckless driving is a serious traffic offense with harsh penalties. In Virginia, reckless driving is a criminal misdemeanor offense just like a DUI. A reckless driving conviction can jeopardize your freedom, your career, your driving record, your automobile insurance and sometimes your employment. In Virginia, reckless driving convictions are permanent, cannot be expunged and remain on the DMV driving record for 11 years. Contact us today for a no obligation free initial consultation.
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 can be punishable as follows:
Maximum 12 months in jail
Maximum $2,500 fine
Loss of driving privileges
Assessment of moving violation demerit points
Driver Improvement Programs
Possible Employment Problems
Increased Automobile Insurance Rates
Experienced Henrico VA Reckless Driving Lawyer
Our attorneys have over 45 years of combined experience. Our law firm is recognized by various legal organizations for our superior legal ability. We also receive high marks for our ethical standards. We examine every case in detail and with care so that we best represent our client before the court. Interstates 95, 295 and 64 are heavily enforced in Henrico County. In the westend, the police patrol areas such as Glen Allen, Short Pump, Tuckahoe & Wyndham. On the easthend, law enforcement focus on Lakeside, Dumbarton, Highland Springs & Sandston. Our lawyers understand how reckless driving evidence is obtained and presented to the Court. This is important to mount a proper defense. Additionally, we also know what defenses work and those that do not work with the Henrico Judges. You can gain from our experience.
Henrico County Reckless Driving Speeding Attorneys
The Virginia Reckless Driving Speeding law [Code 46.2-862] is a harsh reckless driving provision. Henrico County Police Officers and State Troopers patrol the interstates enforcing this law. Reckless driving occurs for when the motorist speeds 20 miles per hour or more above the speed limit. Additionally, the law is violated for driving faster than 80 miles per hour regardless of the speed limit. Our lawyers have the knowledge and expertise to present your best defense.
Henrico VA Reckless Driving Client Reviews
Henrico VA Reckless Driving Passing a School Bus DISMISSED
Henrico County School Bus Case DISMISSED
Our Henrico reckless driving lawyers represented a client accused of passing a school bus. The school bus was travelling on a four lane highway when it stopped at a day care to pick up and drop off children. A police officer was in front of the day care with his police lights on and observed the entire event. Virginia code 46.2-859 legislates that this type of driving activity as reckless driving. Our lawyers had various arguments prepared to present to the Court that were successful. We convinced the Judge to enter an order that dismissed the case. Our client was happy to beat a reckless driving conviction. No loss of driving privileges with only a driver improvement program required.