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Reckless driving is one of the traffic offenses which are punishable by law. Reckless means disregard of the driver for consequences of his actions to the safety of life, or property of other individuals. When a person over speeds without a disregard for other’s life or property damage, it means he is driving recklessly. Over speeding and reckless driving are two different offenses. The DMV also keeps a separate record of both offenses. The conviction of over speeding stays in DMV record for five years, and the conviction of reckless driving stays in DMV record of the individual for 11 years. Virginia reckless driving laws are strict. You should hire traffic lawyers if you face charges of reckless driving.
Reckless driving in Virginia
The law protects the people who are victims of reckless driving. If a person over speeds 20 Mph than the speed limit or crosses 80 Mph, the law will charge him with reckless driving. It is the reckless driving based on speed. The court can also charge a person for reckless driving if he drives with faulty brakes or does not have control over his vehicle.
Types of reckless driving
In Virginia reckless driving is not only for over speeding. There are also many other reckless driving types. Passing a vehicle with an obstructed view is also reckless driving. Passing two vehicles abreast or an overloaded car is also reckless driving. Passing an intersection or two vehicles traveling in the same lane is also reckless driving. Passing a school bus or if you fail to give proper signal, the traffic police will charge you with a reckless driving ticket. Racing on the road and driving too fast for the conditions will also end up in reckless driving charges against you. Make sure that you know all about Virginia reckless driving laws. Not knowing the law is not an excuse for a plea in court against the charges.
Punishment for reckless driving
Reckless driving in Virginia is a Class 1 misdemeanor. You will have to pay a fine of $250 to $2500 for the charges against you. The fine depends on the severity driving and also the conditions of reckless driving. You will also have to pay $6 for every Mph you cross the speed limit. If reckless driving ends in harming other people on the road, you may also go to jail.
Another punishment which you may receive is a suspension of your driver’s license. If you travel at more than 90 Mph, you will have this punishment. You may also go to jail for reckless driving. If you cross 95 Mph or 100 Mph speed or it is not your first offense, the judge may send you to prison.
There are several consequences of reckless driving. For example, you may lose your employment. The state will also update your traffic/driving record in the DMV as demerit points. If you want to make sure that you do not receive maximum penalty, you should hire an expert traffic attorney.
Should you take a Virginia reckless driving ticket seriously?
Yes, anybody charged with a Virginia reckless driving ticket should take it very seriously because of it a criminal charge and may result in the loss of your security clearance.
If you are charged with a Virginia reckless driving ticket, contact the Law Offices of SRIS P.C. Virginia reckless driving attorneys for help.
How your case is handled may make all the difference in the world as to how your life progresses from this potentially traumatic event. Don’t let someone who will not keep you informed as to the status of your case keep you in the dark. The relationship you have with your attorney during this very difficult period can have a substantial impact on your mental health. You need and deserve a lawyer who is looking out for you.
You want a lawyer who will take the time to sit down with you and explain the process and why a particular strategy is being used. You want a lawyer who will listen to you and keep your best interests at heart.
How can a Law Offices of SRIS P.C. lawyer help you?
First and foremost, we will discuss your case with you. We will explain to you the different options you have and the pros and cons of each option. We do not require clients to come in and sit down and talk with us. Certainly, our clients are welcome to come in and talk with us. However, we understand that clients are very busy and may not have the time to come to the client meeting locations. Therefore, we allow clients to consult with us by phone first and let the clients decide whether they need to come in and meet with their attorney. To learn more about how a Law Offices of SRIS P.C. can help you, please call us at 888-437-7747 and speak with a lawyer the same day.
You can count on a Virginia reckless driving lawyer from our firm to do their best to help you defend against a Virginia reckless driving ticket. Our Virginia reckless driving attorneys will do their best to minimize any Virginia reckless driving fine you receive.
Even if you are an out of state driver who has been charged with reckless driving in Virginia, we can defend you. We frequently defend out of state drivers who are charged with reckless driving in Virginia.