Felony Hit and Run Reduced to Reckless Driving Charge

Felony Hit and Run Reduced to Reckless Driving Charge

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.

Nick Wright represented a client charged with a felony Hit and Run, and a Failure to Obey a Traffic Signal. The client faced several penalties including, over a year in active jail time, a license suspension, and possible restitution payments.

Mr. Wright was able to negotiate a plea deal with the prosecutor that reduced the charge from a felony Hit and Run to a misdemeanor Reckless Driving-Generally charge. The Failure to Obey a Traffic Signal charge was dismissed. The deal did not include any active jail time, a license suspension, or any restitution payments. The client only needed to pay a small fine and court costs.

If you have been charged with a serious traffic offense in Virginia, it is important that you contact an attorney that understands Virginia’s traffic laws and can guide you accordingly. John Weiland, Samantha Upton, and Nick Wright of Weiland Upton, Attorneys at Law focus their practice on defending clients charged with serious traffic offenses, such as Reckless Driving and DUI, and are ready to help you win your case.