Many drivers, especially those from states outside of Virginia, are surprised to learn that Virginia driving laws allow police officers to issue reckless driving charges for a wide variety of reasons. MartinWren, P.C.‘s Charlottesville reckless driving attorneys have experience challenging and reducing reckless driving charges to either speeding or improper driving offenses. Even better, our reckless driving attorneys have even obtained acquittals of reckless driving charges in several jurisdictions in Central Virginia. We would be happy to discuss your matter with you in the event you have received a citation for reckless driving.
Many of the reckless driving matters we defend are from out-of-state drivers who are traveling through Virginia on Interstate 81, Interstate 64, or Interstate 95. Our Charlottesville reckless driving attorneys have defended many drivers from a variety of different states, and, when possible, we work with the issuing police officer to avoid our client from having to travel back to Virginia for a hearing on the reckless driving charge.
Because reckless driving is classified as a misdemeanor in Virginia, it is vital for drivers who have received a reckless driving charge to take steps to protect their interests and preserve their driving record and their criminal record. For those reasons, it is important for those drivers to consult with, and have the representation of, a knowledgeable, skilled, and experienced Charlottesville reckless driving lawyer.
Virginia Reckless Driving Laws
Virginia’s laws regarding reckless driving permit aggressive prosecution of reckless driving charges due to a large number of reckless driving offenses in Virginia. For example, reckless driving can occur when a driver uses excessive speed under the circumstances, when a driver races another driver or vehicle, by passing or overtaking an emergency vehicle, by passing a school bus, by driving too fast for conditions, by failing to use proper signals, by driving with an obstructed view, or by the particular manner in which the car is operated by the driver.
Convictions for reckless driving can be especially problematic because it is a six-point violation under the law and the conviction will remain on the driver’s record for up to eleven years. Perhaps more importantly, a reckless driving charge is a misdemeanor that could impact a driver’s personal and professional life, especially if that driver has a commercial driver’s license, a security clearance, or past driving or criminal charges. Because of the impact that a reckless driving conviction can have under these circumstances, it is vitally important for those who have been charged with reckless driving to meet with a knowledgeable Charlottesville reckless driving lawyer.
Charlottesville Reckless Driving Lawyers
Our Charlottesville Reckless Driving Lawyers are experienced at handling simple and complex traffic matters. Whether you have received a ticket for speeding, reckless driving, or some other traffic offense, our experienced traffic lawyers can meet with you to determine your best course of action for proceeding.
If you have received a traffic ticket in Central Virginia and would like to understand your options, please call Kirk D. Becchi at 434-817-3100.