Richmond Reckless Driving Lawyer
Reckless driving in Richmond, Virginia is a serious criminal offense. Whether you are a Virginia resident or from out-of-state, if you’ve been caught driving more than 80 mph then you will be charged with a class 1 misdemeanor which can result in significant penalties and a permanent criminal record if you do not successfully fight the charge.
Richmond traffic lawyer David Long is dedicated to helping you avoid a reckless driving criminal conviction, increased insurance premiums, license suspension, and the accumulation of excessive demerit points. Our law firm has successfully represented numerous clients who have been received a reckless driving tickets in Richmond, VA. In many cases we are able to get the charges reduced and sometimes we are able to get the charges dropped.
Contact our Richmond traffic law firm today for a FREE reckless driving consultation to ensure your legal rights are protected: 804.285.3888.
Virginia’s Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) assigns points values to traffic violations. Reckless driving is a six-point offense and will remain on your record for eleven years. An accumulation of more than 12 points within 12 months can result in drivers license suspension.
What Are the Penalties for Reckless Driving Tickets in Richmond, Virginia?
A. Every person convicted of reckless driving under the provisions of this article shall be guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor.
B. Every person convicted of reckless driving under the provisions of this article who, when he committed the offense, (i) was driving without a valid operator’s license due to a suspension or revocation for a moving violation and, (ii) as the sole and proximate result of his reckless driving, caused the death of another, is guilty of a Class 6 felony.
Punishment for a Class 1 Misdemeanor in Richmond, Virginia
Class 1 misdemeanors: confinement in jail for not more than twelve months and a fine of not more than $2,500, either or both.
Experienced Richmond Reckless Driving Lawyer
Having the representation of an experienced traffic lawyer will ensure your legal rights are protected in traffic court. Our Virginia traffic lawyers can also provide legal representation if you have been charged with Henrico reckless driving, Chesterfield County reckless driving, Hanover County reckless driving or Dinwiddie County, Virginia reckless driving.