Weiland Upton achieved a fantastic result in a Reckless Driving by Speed charge in Hopewell, Virginia this week. The client was charged by a Hopewell County deputy with Reckless Driving, 85 mph in a 70 mph zone on Interstate 295. As a result, our client was facing the very real prospect of being convicted of a class 1 misdemeanor criminal charge, having his driving privileges suspended, and seeing their auto insurance premiums increase significantly.
Our client’s charge of Reckless Driving was reduced to a non-moving, no-point violation called Defective Equipment. This result was achieved even though the client had just been convicted of a speeding charge earlier this year. The client was very happy with the result since they not only avoided a Reckless Driving conviction but it was reduced to a non-point violation.
If you find yourself charged with a traffic violation in Virginia such as Reckless Driving, Speeding, or DUI/DWI please call the attorneys at Weiland Upton, (804) 355-8037.