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Roanoke Reckless Driving Attorney Will Fight For You

Reckless Driving in Virginia is not merely a traffic violation. It can be anything from speeding, failure to maintain control of a vehicle or Reckless Driving that threatens life or property, and is classified as a Class 1 Misdemeanor, punishable by potential jail time of up to 12 months, a six-month driver’s license suspension, six DMV points, and court costs and fines of up to $2,500, depending upon the severity of the offense.

Speeding and Reckless Driving in Virginia

Most Virginia reckless driving tickets are based solely on speed. If you exceed a maximum speed limit by 20 miles per hour (mph) or travel at a speed above 80 mph you can be charged with reckless driving. Because the speed limit on many Virginia state highways has changed to 70 mph, it is now much more likely for someone to be charged with reckless driving because the 80 mph cut-off is still in place. Someone charged with driving at a speed of 90 mph or more may also receive a jail sentence. With speeds exceeding 100 miles per hour, a jail sentence is likely to be certain. Remember that Reckless Driving is a Class I Misdemeanor where a jail sentence can go up to 12 months and a fine up to $2500, either or both!

How We Can Help You

Just because you’ve been charged with Reckless Driving in Virginia does not mean you will receive a severe penalty. As with all cases, it is dependent upon the circumstances and your prior driving history. There are many arguments that can be made to potentially reduce or even dismiss a Reckless Driving charge, such as:

  • A good driving record
  • Speedometer that reads incorrectly
  • Radar Calibration Issues
  • A legitimate emergency

If you’ve been charged with reckless driving in Virginia, Robert F. Rider, a Roanoke criminal defense attorney experienced in all types of traffic violation cases, is familiar with these arguments and will fight aggressively for your rights. Contact us online or call 540-685-0075 today – no matter is too small, and we’re fully invested in every case we accept.