Virginia Speeding Ticket Attorneys

Speed of 80 MPH on Virginia Highways Means a Reckless Driving Ticket

Speed of 80 MPH on Virginia Highways Means a Reckless Driving Ticket

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In Virginia part of the state law legal code 46.2-862 Exceeding speed limit is a Reckless Driving Offense:
A person shall be guilty of reckless driving who drives a motor vehicle on the highways in the Commonwealth (i) at a speed of twenty miles per hour or more in excess of the applicable maximum speed limit or (ii) in excess of eighty miles per hour regardless of the applicable maximum speed limit.

The Commonwealth of Virginia has many Highways, Interstates, and Country Roads.  Local, State and County law enforcement officers routinely target and set up speed traps for drivers that commute or travel on these statewide roads.

Many of the major highways in Virginia, Interstate I-95, I-85, I-64, I-81 the top posted speed limit is 70 MPH, but according to the state law code, just 11 miles above that stop posted speed can result in a Reckless Driving Ticket and Conviction

 

A Virginia Reckless Driving Ticket and even a normal speeding ticket can result in some serious issues with  court penalties and fines such as:

  • Monetary and financial fines for the offense including court costs.
  • Higher auto insurance monthly premiums
  • Suspension or loss of driving privileges depending upon your conviction or prior driving record.
  • Jail sentence for serious driving issues.

Under the Commonwealth of Virginia laws the maximum penalty for a Reckless Driving conviction the penalties may include:
(1) you may receive up to 1 year in jail
(2) you may receive up to 6 months suspension of your driver’s license / privileges
(3) you may receive a total of 6 points on a Virginia driver’s license
(4) you may receive up to a $2,500.00 fine.

If you have been issued a traffic violation summons you should contact a lawyer who is experienced in these issues.  The lawyers of Weiland Upton LLC handle cases for Reckless Driving and Speeding Offenses in the follow jurisdictions:

Richmond, Brunswick, Emporia. King GeorgePetersburg, Dinwiddie County, Goochland County, Henrico County, Hanover County, Chesterfield County, Prince George County, New Kent County, Spotsylvania County, Hopewell, Sussex County, Caroline County, Amelia County, Colonial Heights, Powhatan County and Stafford County.

Give us a call to review your case. 804-355-8037

THE RESULTS DO NOT GUARANTEE OR PREDICT A SIMILAR RESULT IN ANY FUTURE CASE UNDERTAKEN BY THE LAWYER. THE RESULTS DEPEND ON A VARIETY OF FACTORS UNIQUE TO EACH CASE.

Henrico Reckless Driving 96 Mph Reduced To Minor Speeding Infraction

 

Henrico Reckless Driving 96 Mph Reduced To Minor Speeding Infraction

John Weiland of the traffic defense law firm of Weiland Upton recently handled a Reckless Driving Class 1 Misdemeanor in Henrico County General District Court where the driver was charged with operating his vehicle at 96 mph in a 65 mph zone.

In Henrico, VA this is a very serious charge that almost always requires an active jail sentence and license suspension.

Mr. Weiland sculpted a strong defense for his client, a CDL-holding truck driver from out of state, and ultimately succeeded in having the serious charge reduced to a standard speeding violation.

As a Commercial Driver, the client’s livelihood relies upon his ability to drive and avoiding a criminal misdemeanor on his driving record was of the utmost importance to him. Since the 96 mph misdemeanor was reduced to a normal speeding ticket, jail and license suspension were not part of the Judge’s sentence and the client was responsible for a fine only.

If you or a loved one has been charged with a traffic offense in Virginia, don’t hesitate to contact the law firm of Weiland Upton for a free consultation as your Henrico Va Reckless Driving Lawyer
Call (804) 355-8037 for an objective assessment of your case with one of our knowledgeable attorneys.

THE RESULTS DO NOT GUARANTEE OR PREDICT A SIMILAR RESULT IN ANY FUTURE CASE UNDERTAKEN BY THE LAWYER. THE RESULTS DEPEND ON A VARIETY OF FACTORS UNIQUE TO EACH CASE.

Colonial Heights Reckless Driving Reduced to Minor Equipment Violation

 

Recently, John Weiland of Weiland Upton, PLLC obtained an outstanding result for a client charged with Reckless Driving, a Class 1 Misdemeanor, for driving the wrong way on a street in Colonial Heights, Virginia.

Because of his job as a taxi driver, it was necessary that the client avoid a Reckless Driving conviction or any other moving violation! While that was a difficult task for a client charged with driving the wrong way on a highway, Mr. Weiland was able to have the charge reduced significantly to a minor equipment violation that carried no points!

If you or anyone you know finds themselves charged with Reckless Driving or another serious traffic offense in Virginia please contact the attorneys at Weiland Upton, PLLC at 804-355-8037.

Hanover Reckless Driving 92 mph in a 65 mph Zone DISMISSED!

THE RESULTS DO NOT GUARANTEE OR PREDICT A SIMILAR RESULT IN ANY FUTURE CASE UNDERTAKEN BY THE LAWYER. THE RESULTS DEPEND ON A VARIETY OF FACTORS UNIQUE TO EACH CASE.

Recently, John Weiland of Weiland Upton, PLLC obtained an outstanding result for a client charged with Reckless Driving 92 mph in a 65 mph zone in Hanover County, Virginia.

Mr. Weiland prepared his client thoroughly for the hearing in the Hanover County Circuit Court and ultimately convinced the Judge to dismiss the charge based on all she had done in preparation of trial.

If you or anyone you know finds themselves charged with Reckless Driving or another serious traffic offense in Virginia please contact the attorneys at Weiland Upton, PLLC at 804-355-8037.

New Kent Reckless Driving 98 MPH reduced to 3-pt traffic violation

THE RESULTS DO NOT GUARANTEE OR PREDICT A SIMILAR RESULT IN ANY FUTURE CASE UNDERTAKEN BY THE LAWYER. THE RESULTS DEPEND ON A VARIETY OF FACTORS UNIQUE TO EACH CASE.

Recently, John Weiland of Weiland Upton, PLLC obtained an outstanding result for a client charged with Reckless Driving 98 mph in a 55 mph zone Class 1 Misdemeanor in New Kent County, Virginia.

Being charged with Reckless Driving for speeding greater than 40 mph over the speed limit is a serious offense that almost always results in a substantial period of incarceration. Through his investigation of the case, Mr. Weiland was able to expose doubt as to the exact speed at issue and was able to negotiate a favorable outcome for his client. In the end, the client’s charge was reduced to Improper Driving, a minor traffic violation, and he was fined $100.

If you or anyone you know finds themselves charged with Reckless Driving or another serious traffic offense in Virginia please contact the attorneys at Weiland Upton, PLLC at 804-355-8037.