If you have been cited with reckless driving, your money and your freedom are at risk. You need an attorney that can help you to get the charge or fine reduced or the case dismissed. In Virginia, the term reckless driving can refer to a number of different traffic violations. Experienced defense attorneys at The Reed Law Firm can help you to correctly identify what code section you have been charged under and to help you prepare an effective defense depending upon the conduct alleged. To review Virginia’s reckless driving statutes, click here.
In Virginia, reckless driving is a Class 1 misdemeanor punishable by up to a year in jail and a fine of up to $2,500. In addition, a conviction also caries with it the possibility that your license may be suspended, and assures that the DMV will add 6 demerit points to your license. As a result, you should not gamble by representing yourself in a case where reckless driving is alleged.
An experienced attorney can help you to negotiate with the prosecutor to lower your fine, help you keep your license, reduce or eliminate a jail sentence, plea the matter down to a lesser charge, or in some cases, to have the case dismissed. Because every case is different, and to help you determine whether our firm can help you, we offer free consultations for all traffic related cases. Please contact us to schedule your free consultation today.