Reckless Driving Lawyer Henrico VA
Riley & Wells Attorneys-At-Law is an established local Henrico VA law firm. Our lawyers defend reckless driving cases every week in the Henrico Courts. We dedicate our practice to this area of the law. It is our belief that clients benefit from a local law firm that specializes in reckless driving defense. Representing clients before the same Henrico Judges every week gives us an advantage over lawyers not familiar with local rules. An experienced Henrico County VA Reckless Driving Lawyer will present your best defense. Let us review your case. You can benefit from our experience.
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 Misdemeanor Violation
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, and your automobile insurance. In Virginia, reckless driving convictions are permanent, cannot be expunged and remain on the DMV driving record for 11 years. Henrico Police and Virginia State Troopers patrol the County and the area’s interstate highways. Both police departments have reputations for aggressive enforcement. Do not expect a warning if accused of reckless driving. Contact us today for a no obligation free initial consultation.
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Virginia Reckless Driving Penalties
- Maximum 12 months in jail
- Maximum $2,500 fine
- Loss of driving privileges
- Moving violation demerit points
- Community service
- Driver improvement programs
- Possible employment problems
- Increased automobile insurance rates
Experienced Henrico VA Reckless Driving Defense Attorney
Our reckless driving attorneys have over 45 years of combined legal experience. We are routinely recognized for our superior legal ability and high ethical standards. Our lawyers examine every case in detail so that we can present the best defense. Our lawyers understand how reckless driving evidence is obtained and presented to the Court. This is important for a successful defense. We know what defenses work with Henrico Judges and those that do not work. You can gain from our experience.
Henrico County Reckless Driving Speeding Attorneys
The Virginia reckless driving speeding law [Code 46.2-862] criminalizes speeding 20 mph or more over the posted speed limit or driving faster than 85 mph regardless of speed zone. This is the most enforced reckless driving law in Henrico VA. The speed limit on some Henrico VA interstate highways is 70 mph. This means that a motorist can be charged and convicted of criminal misdemeanor for driving 86 mph in a 70 mph speed zone. A very harsh punishment for exceeding the speed limit by 16 mph.
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Henrico VA Reckless Driving Passing a School Bus 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.
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11/10/2015 | Updated 9/14/2020