Stafford County VA Reckless Driving Lawyers
Reckless driving and related violations like aggressive driving, negligent driving, evading arrest and driving under the influence, are treated as serious charges in Virginia. As class 1 misdemeanor offenses, they carry heavy fines and even jail time, when one is convicted. Some offenders tend to dismiss them, thinking they are simple traffic charges, which will be dismissed upon payment of a fine.
However, these criminal charges could seriously jeopardize your future opportunities. To protect your freedom, reputation, as well as driving privileges, the best course of action is to hire a skilled and experienced Stafford County VA reckless driving lawyer. At Weiland & Upton, we will use all the resources at our disposal, to build a strong case while improving your chances of obtaining a favorable outcome.
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Reckless Driving in Stafford County VA
What is considered reckless driving in Virginia? Whether you are distracted, late or unaware of the allowed speed limit, speeding is one of the most common traffic violations in Virginia. Most drivers make the mistake of assuming that speeding will result in a normal driving ticket. They, therefore, think they will mail the payment for the ticket, instead of attending court sessions. However, in Virginia, speeding can easily escalate to a criminal charge.
Under the local laws, traveling at more than 20 mph above the allowed speed limit is considered reckless. Also, speeding through neighborhoods or school zones can lead to criminal traffic charges. Other forms of reckless driving include drag racing, aggressive driving, failing to yield, failing to signal, driving too fast for conditions and passing a stopped school bus, just to name a few.
Reckless Driving Penalties
Reckless driving is not a normal speeding ticket. It is considered a criminal offense and carries similar penalties to other class 1 misdemeanor offenses. A reckless driving conviction can increase your insurance premiums significantly, lead to jail time, as well as fines amounting to $2500. Also, once you are convicted, you will have a permanent criminal record, without a provision to be expunged. Such a record can seriously affect your job prospects, security clearances, seeking loans and even housing. There are also administrative penalties that accompany reckless driving charges. If you plead guilty to a reckless driving charge, you will receive six demerit points against your driver’s license. This could lead to suspension of your driver’s license.
You also need to note that if you face another conviction from reckless driving, then you will receive six demerit points. If you accumulate a total of eighteen points within one year, your driving privileges will be suspended. You will also be required to undertake a mandatory driver’s course. The consequences of a reckless driving conviction are serious. We understand you might be feeling confused and worried. However, you don’t have to face these charges alone. Schedule your free consultation today and let us handle your case. The earlier you do it, the better so that we can have sufficient time to evaluate the circumstances surrounding your case.
Experienced Reckless Driving Lawyers
As your legal representatives, we have the skills, resources, and experience to handle your case adequately. We are seasoned defense lawyers, with decades of experience handling such cases in Stafford County and the neighboring areas. Our team of skilled lawyers is committed to protecting your rights throughout the process. Our main aim is to secure a positive and favorable outcome for your case. We are driven by the values of honesty and integrity. We also uphold ethical values, as we discharge our duties. As your local legal experts, we have handled hundreds of reckless driving cases in this area. We know what it takes to go through the process.
As you come for your free consultation, make sure you provide our attorneys with all the details surrounding your case, as well as the circumstances of your arrest. That way, we will be able to come up with the most appropriate strategy, of defending you in court. Failure to do this, even something that appears minor might present challenges during the trail. Also, you don’t have to attend all the court sessions, unless you are required to do so by the presiding judge. We will represent you in court, leaving you with time to attend to your daily commitments. Once you have called upon Weiland and Upton to be your legal representatives, you can rest easy knowing that your case is in safe hands.
Why Weiland & Upton
When you are facing serious criminal charges like reckless driving, you need to choose the best lawyer in Stafford County. There is no substitute for experience. Once you choose to work with our esteemed attorneys, we will do our best to ensure you get positive results from your cases. We have a deep understanding of all the laws related to traffic offenses. Having represented other clients facing similar violations in the past, we understand these cases.
Although we cannot guarantee any results or promise to have your case dismissed, we can promise to use our extensive experience, to put together a strong defense. We will also be prepared for any hurdles or challenges that might arise along the way. We are experienced, prepared and knowledgeable to handle your case.
We understand that the circumstances of every case are unique. The good news is that we have the resources and passion for pursuing your case to the best possible outcome. We will make sure you have all the information required during the case. We will always update you on any progress made in the case. We want you to understand what we are doing and why we are doing it.
Contact Us Today
If you have been arrested for reckless driving, then you could be facing some serious charges. Once you have been convicted, there is the possibility of spending time in jail, as well as having your driving license suspended. Therefore, you cannot afford to take this case lightly. You need the best defense by your side, to mitigate the outcomes of the case. This is where we come in. To fight your reckless driving charges, contact our office today for a free consultation. Call 804-355-8037
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