Sussex County VA Reckless Driving Lawyer
The Virginia Reckless Driving Law is one of the strictest in the country. Reckless driving in Virginia is a class 1 misdemeanor criminal offense. The penalties include a potential jail sentence. Have you received a reckless driving ticket in Sussex County VA? If so, then you need help from an experienced professional who defends reckless driving cases. Our Sussex County VA Reckless Driving Lawyers have extensive experience. We can help! CAUTION: A Sussex VA reckless driving conviction will on average increase the automobile insurance premium by 73% according to Insurance.com
Experienced Reckless Driving Defense Lawyers Sussex VA
Riley & Wells Attorneys-At-Law is an established local law firm that defends Sussex County reckless driving cases. Our law firm represents clients every week in the Sussex County VA courts. Our attorneys have over 45 years of combined reckless driving experience. The legal community recognizes our firm every year for legal excellence. We practice law with superior legal ability and have the highest ethical standards. Contact a skilled Sussex County Reckless Driving Lawyer for representation.
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A motorist can be convicted of Reckless Driving in Sussex VA for speeding as little as 16 mph over the limit. The speed limit on Interstate 95 in Sussex County is 70 miles per hour. Va. Code 46.2-862 states that speed over 85 mph is a violation of the Virginia reckless driving law. Thus, traveling 86 mph in a 70 mph zone places one in jeopardy of being convicted of a criminal offense. A conviction for Reckless Driving can jeopardize your future, to include your freedom, career, and driving record if convicted.
Virginia Reckless Driving Penalties
- Maximum 12 months in jail
- Maximum $2,500 fine
- Loss of driving privileges
- Increases in automobile insurance rates
- Moving violation demerit points
- Community service
- Potential employment issues
- Driver improvement programs
Sussex County VA Reckless Driving Speeding Lawyers
The Virginia Reckless Driving Speeding law is strictly enforced in Sussex County. Virginia Code 46.2-862 could be the most draconian speeding law on the east coast. The law says that a person is in violation of the reckless driving law for speeds as low as 16 mph over the limit. The speed limit on Interstate 95 in Sussex County is 70 miles per hour. So, 86 mph on Interstate 95 in Sussex VA triggers a criminal misdemeanor reckless driving violation.
Legal Representation For Sussex County VA Reckless Driving Tickets
The Sussex County Sheriff’s Office, Virginia State Police & Waverly Police Department issue reckless driving speeding tickets. Interstate 95 and Route 460 are popular highways for enforcement. The facts of each case vary. We know what techniques, defenses and arguments work. NOTE: A reckless driving allegation is NOT a conviction. We know how to best protect our clients. Practicing law before the same Judges every week has its advantages. We examine each case in great detail. Our attorneys use proven strategies to secure our client the best possible outcome according to the law and facts of the case.
Riley & Wells Attorneys-At-Law Defend Sussex VA Reckless Driving Cases
- 46.2-852 General recklessness
- 46.2-853 Fail to maintain proper control
- 46.2-854 Passing on a grade or on a curve
- 46.2-855 View obstructed/control impaired
- 46.2-856 Passing two vehicles abreast
- 46.2-857 Driving two abreast in same lane
- 46.2-858 Passing at 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
- 46.2-861.1 Failure to “Move Over” or Yield to Stationary Emergency Vehicle
- 46.2-862 Excessive speed
- 46.2-863 Failure to yield
- 46.2-864 Recklessness in parking lots, etc
- 46.2-865 Racing
- 46.2-865.1 Injury or death while racing
- 46.2-866 Racing; aiders or abettors
- 46.2-867 Racing; seizure of motor vehicle
- 46.2-868.1 Aggressive Driving
Sussex Reckless Driving 106 mph & Aggressive Driving DISMISSED
In this case, our reckless driving lawyers represented a client from Florida. Our client was travelling thru Sussex VA on Interstate 95. The Virginia State Trooper that confronted our client made some serious accusations. The State Trooper alleged that our client was traveling 106 miles per hour on the Interstate. Additionally, an aggressive driving allegation was also made. Both serious offenses in Virginia. Our client was a decorated soldier in the Marine Corp. A conviction and/or incarceration would have jeopardized his career. Our lawyers presented an overwhelming amount of evidence and argument. We were able to protect our client. We convinced the Court to dismissed both cases due to procedural problems. The Judge granted our motion to dismiss.
Sussex Reckless Driving Speeding 92/70 mph REDUCED
In this case, our attorneys represented a client from Pennsylvania. A Sussex VA Deputy Sheriff was operating R.A.D.A.R. along Interstate 95. The Deputy Sheriff observed our client speeding. The Deputy Sheriff claimed that our client was driving 92 miles per hour in a 70 mile per hour zone. Our client thought she received a minor traffic ticket. It was not until later that the client realized that she had been charged with a criminal misdemeanor. In Pennsylvania, this event would have only triggered a simple speeding ticket. Our client was in shock. Our lawyers were able to convince the Judge to reduce the misdemeanor reckless driving allegation to a minor infraction.
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11/10/2015 | Updated 8/4/2021