The Hanover Courts are strict about reckless driving. If you have been ticketed or arrested for Reckless Driving in Hanover County VA, then you need an experienced Hanover VA Reckless Driving Lawyer. In fact, a motorist can be convicted of Reckless Driving for speeding as little as 11 miles per hour over the limit if the speed allegation is 81 miles per hour in a 70 mile per hour speed zone. A conviction for Reckless Driving can severely jeopardize your freedom, your career, and your driving record. Additionally, a Misdemeanor Reckless Driving conviction on average will also have a more negative impact on the automobile insurance policy than a DUI conviction according to a study conducted by Insurance.com.
Reckless Driving in the Commonwealth of Virginia is classified as a Class One Misdemeanor criminal offense and is punishable as follows:
Maximum 12 months in jail
Maximum $2,500 fine, and/or
Maximum 6 months loss of driving privileges [Except Racing Cases]
Experienced Reckless Driving Defense Attorneys Hanover County
Riley & Wells Attorneys-At-Law are a local law firm that has accumulated over 40 years of combined traffic law experience and are routinely recognized by Virginia Super Lawyers for our superior legal ability and high ethical standards. We are the skilled Hanover CountyReckless Driving Lawyers that clients want representing them. We will examine your case, deploy many strategies during our representation, and use every resource the law allows to secure our client’s the best possible outcome under the law. Contact an experienced Hanover VA Reckless Driving Attorney with a successful trial record of professionally representing clients before the Hanover County Judges.
Hanover County Reckless Driving Speeding Attorneys
The Virginia Reckless Driving Speeding law pursuant to Va. Code 46.2-862 is perhaps the most enforced reckless driving provision, and is frequently enforced by Virginia State Troopers patrolling Interstates 95 & 295 in Hanover County. The law states that a person shall be guilty of reckless driving if driving a motor vehicle at a speed of 20 miles per hour or more above the speed limit OR in excess of 80 miles per hour regardless of the speed limit. We defend this type of allegation in the Hanover Courts every week and know how to best protect our clients. The facts of each case can vary, but we have the knowledge and expertise to select the best defenses and arguments for your particular circumstances.
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Reckless Driving in Hanover County VA can also be charged and prosecuted pursuant to Va. Code 46.2-852 & Va. Code 46.2-853, which collectively state that fail to maintain proper control of a vehicle on any highway and driving on any highway in a manner that endangers life, limb, or property is considered reckless driving. State Troopers and Deputy Sheriffs will typically make this allegation in cases involving motor vehicle crashes or accidents. If you have been involved in an accident and charged with reckless driving, then you need to contact an experienced Hanover VA Reckless Driving Attorney who knows how to best defend this type of allegation.
Reckless Driving Racing in Hanover County VA
A race between two or more motor vehicles on the highways of Virginia in Hanover County VA is a violation of the reckless driving law pursuant to Va. Code 46.2-865. The penalties for a reckless driving racing conviction can be much more severe than a conviction for reckless driving under the other Virginia reckless driving law sections. If you have been involved in a racing incident and charged with reckless driving-racing, then you need to immediately contact an experienced Hanover County VA Reckless DrivingLawyer. A conviction under this statute must show proof beyond reasonable doubt that two or more individuals were in fact, engaged in a race. In most cases, the Virginia State Trooper or Hanover County Deputy Sheriff who observed the driving will seek to establish this element by getting the driver to admit involvement in a race, which would be admissible evidence in a trial. If there are no admissions made by the driver, then the court must hear testimony of observations suggesting a race.
Virginia law also criminalizes various other forms of driving behaviors as reckless driving as follows:
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 conditions
46.2-863 Failure to yield
46.2-864 Recklessness in parking lots, etc
46.2-865.1 Injuring or causing death of another while racing; penalties