Virginia is one of the strictest states in the Country for Reckless Driving and the Hopewell Sheriff has received more than his fair share of media attention for his department’s speed enforcement on Interstate 295. Riley & Wells Attorneys-At-Law is a local law firm that regularly defends reckless driving cases before the Hopewell Courts. If you have been ticketed for Reckless Driving in Hopewell VA, then it may be in your best interests to have a Hopewell VA Reckless Driving Lawyer represent your best defense. The Hopewell Sheriff’s Office is dedicated to enforcing the speed limit on Interstate 295, which can quickly escalate into a misdemeanor reckless driving allegation. A conviction for Reckless Driving can severely jeopardize your freedom, your career, and your driving record. Additionally, a conviction will also have a severe impact on the automobile insurance policy.
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]
Reckless Driving Lawyers Hopewell VA
Our law firm is rated “AV Preeminent” by Martindale-Hubbell and has the necessary experience and local knowledge on how to best defend reckless driving cases in Hopewell VA. We possess over 45 years of combined reckless driving traffic law experience and are routinely recognized by various other legal organizations for our superior legal ability and the highest of ethical standards. Motorists who are serious about their future and driving privileges seek our representation. We use every resource the law allows to secure our client’s the best outcome possible under the law. Contact an experienced Hopewell VA Reckless Driving Attorney with a proven track record of success defending reckless driving speeding cases in the Hopewell Courts.
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Hopewell VA 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 in Hopewell. 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 evidence is 81 miles per hour in a 70 mile per hour speed zone. Specifically, 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. Many of our clients that find themselves facing this allegation travel Interstate 295. The facts of each case can often vary, but we have the knowledge and expertise to select the best defenses and arguments for your particular circumstances.
The Code of Virginia is where the Reckless Driving statutes can be located. Reckless Driving in can be alleged as follows:
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
46.2-858 Passing a school bus
46.2-860 Failing to give proper signals
46.2-861 Driving too fast conditions
46.2-863 Failure to yield right-of-way
46.2-864 Recklessness on parking lots, etc
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
Hopewell VA Reckless Driving 98/70 REDUCED
Hopewell VA Reckless Driving 98/70 mph REDUCED
Our Hopewell Reckless Driving Attorneys represented a client who was pulled over on Interstate 295 by a Hopewell Deputy Sheriff for reckless driving in violation of Va. Code 46.2-862 due to speed evidence that our client was traveling 98 miles per hour. Our client feared being convicted of a misdemeanor offense, which would have significantly affected his security clearance. Our attorneys prepared a defense strategy and arguments that we believed would convince the Court to reduce our client’s allegations. We were right. We persuaded the Judge to significantly reduce the misdemeanor reckless driving at a speed of 98 miles per hour to the lesser offense of improper driving. Improper driving is not a misdemeanor, but a mere traffic infraction. Our client was very satisfied with the representation.
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