Richmond Va Reckless Driving Lawyers
Reckless driving is a grave offence. It refers to driving in a way that endangers people and property. If you are caught with reckless driving, you can be liable to several traffic offences such as over-speeding or driving erratically resulting in an accident or endangering the lives of people. The truth is, these types of offences can be complex, especially if you don’t have a good understanding of the criminal justice system. You can easily incriminate yourself without knowing, ending up in hefty fines or even spending some time behind bars. This is why you need a good lawyer, who has handled similar cases before. As Richmond VA reckless driving lawyers, we are here to help you.
Under Commonwealth of Virginia State Law 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.
On the highway I-95 that has a posted speed limit of 70 MPH, if you are traveling at a speed of just 11 miles over the speed limit or 81 Miles per hour, you could be stopped and be charged with a Reckless Driving Citation.
Experienced VA Reckless Driving Attorneys
Any Richmond reckless driving lawyer will tell you that this offence is more serious than a speeding ticket. Unlike a speeding ticket where you will be charged smaller fines, reckless driving is treated as a class 1 misdemeanor. Therefore, you can be charged up to $2,500 in jail or spend up to a year in jail. Furthermore, your license can be suspended for a period of six months. Therefore, it is always advisable to consult a reputable lawyer, who has previously handled such cases, and thus understands how to approach them.
Receive an objective assessment of your case. Call 804-355-8037 to speak with one of our knowledgeable lawyers.
From previous experience, we know that most people treat reckless driving as a mere ticket charge. However, that is not the case. It is considered a major violation of traffic laws, thus treated as a misdemeanor traffic offense. This can lead to jail time, denying you the opportunity to enjoy your lifestyle. Jail time can also lead to loss of your job. What differentiates a reckless driving charge and a traffic ticket, is the interpretation of the enforcement officer at the scene of the incident.
Due to this level of subjectivity, reckless driving charges can be quite tricky to maneuver without an experienced attorney. If you have been caught up in a reckless driving charge and you want an interpretation of the laws, then you can always consult our experienced lawyers any time. We are here to provide you the best possible legal defense.
Detrimental actions derived from Speeding or Reckless Driving convictions in Virginia include:
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.
Recognized and Ethical Defense Attorneys
Once you have been charged with reckless driving, the wisest thing to do, is to seek the help of our defense attorneys. We will work extremely hard to ensure there is minimal damage to your driving record, or no damage at all. We will ensure that you get the best outcome possible. As your Richmond VA reckless driving lawyers, we will prepare a proper defense as well as recommend mitigating factors, which can help with the case.
Why Weiland & Upton
At our law firm, we put performance above revenue. Our main aim is to defend people who have been charged with reckless driving, speeding, eluding, hit and run and other traffic offences. We know the value of delivering a good job, since it eventually sends referrals our way. We work with a wide range of clients in Richmond, VA, including residents, commercial truck drivers, non-residents, college students and other professionals. We treat all our clients as equal.
Our experience and focus has enabled us to establish a high success rate of reduced or dismissed charges related to reckless driving. As we do that, we have managed to create good rapport with all our customers.
All our lawyers are always updated about the latest legal developments and changes that might affect the defense of our clients. We also provide full post-conviction legal advice and assistance, in case of a conviction. We also do our best to ensure you understand your restrictions and obligations from alcohol classes to driving limitations.
Our Richmond VA reckless driving lawyers are here to help, whenever you are caught up in any reckless driving charge. The most important thing is to contact us immediately the incident happens, so that we have enough time to prepare for the case and present a formidable defense in a court of law.
We are specialists in traffic law offences and violations. When it comes to reckless driving charges, don’t trust a general law firm, which handles all sorts of cases. Most of them usually lack the necessary experience, required to handle cases of this nature. On the other hand, all our lawyers have spent the better part of their careers in handling criminal and traffic related offences. We are also members of some of the most prestigious criminal law organizations in the area. We also hold the necessary credentials and certifications, needed to operate a law firm. Contact us today for a free evaluation of your case. Call 804-355-8037
Featured Client Review
John Weiland got the best possible outcome for me (dismissed charges) when faced with a Reckless Driving charge that could have ended much worse. He was accessible and friendly from the start, and told me exactly what to do for the best chance of a dismissal – and I didn’t even need to be at the hearing!
I highly recommend Mr. Weiland for anyone needing a traffic attorney in the Richmond area.