Virginia Reckless Driving Lawyer
Reckless driving in Virginia is a Class 1 misdemeanor criminal offense, not a traffic infraction or a speeding ticket. Virginia code explicitly defines the act of speeding 20 mph or more above the posted speed limit (or at any speed greater than 85 mph) as reckless driving.
Getting a reckless driving ticket in Virginia can have serious consequences. Our experienced Virginia traffic lawyers have successfully represented numerous clients who have received reckless driving tickets in Virginia.
A person charged with reckless driving, if they show that their actions, while they do show insufficient care or failure to properly operate a vehicle, but are not truly serious enough to reach the level of reckless driving, may instead be convicted by the court of the lesser included offense of improper driving which is a much less serious offense, and is not a criminal conviction. This potential reduction in level of offense is only available at trial, as a law enforcement officer can only write a traffic ticket for reckless driving, they do not have the ability to write a ticket for improper driving.
Before you plead guilty to reckless driving in Virginia give our experienced Virginia reckless driving lawyers a call for a FREE legal consultation: 804.285.3888.