It is very important to hire a lawyer to represent you if you have been charged with reckless driving in Alexandria Virginia because reckless driving is a misdemeanor offense. A experienced lawyer can help you avoid the potentially harsh consequences of a reckless driving conviction. A good attorney will know which arguments are effective and which arguments are not. They will also have experience negotiating with the prosecutors in the jurisdiction. Alexandria reckless driving lawyer Justin Ervin has considerable experience and expertise with reckless driving cases.
Reckless Driving is a misdemeanor traffic offense, and is criminalized by VA Code 46.2-862, which states that a person shall be guilty of Reckless Driving if driving a motor vehicle on a Virginia public roadway either:
- At a speed of 20 mph over the posted speed limit, or
- At a speed of more than 80 mph (regardless of the posted speed limit).
Experienced Alexandria Traffic Attorney
In Virginia, a reckless driving violation is a six (6) point offense and will be on your driving record for 11 years. The same applies to a DUI/DWI (drunk driving) conviction in Virginia as well as a conviction for driving while suspended. Virginia speeding tickets fall into three categories. A reckless driving by speed ticket is a six point violation and stays on your Virginia driving record for eleven (11) years. A 10-19 mph Virginia speeding ticket is a four point offense and will be on your Virginia driving record for five years. A 1-9 mph Virginia speeding ticket is a three point offense and stays on your Virginia driving record for five years. In Virginia if you accumulate more than 18 points in one year or 24 points in two years the Department of Motor Vehicles will suspend your license. For more information on demerit points contact the VA DMV.
- The consequences for Reckless Driving: Clients who reach out to us concerning a reckless driving arrest often share common questions. In most cases, our clients want to know whether they will go to jail if they are convicted of reckless driving. Answering this question depends entirely on your speed and the city or county in which you were driving. If you are convicted of driving 90 mph, there’s a possibility that you will face jail time. Anything above 90 mph will almost always result in jail time. However, speaking to an experienced Alexandria traffic lawyer is the only way to provide appropriate insight into your case and the possibility for jail time.
- An aggressive defense: The consequences of a reckless driving charge often depend on having an experienced lawyer to represent you. At Ervin Kibria, we have the necessary experience to aggressively investigate, defend and challenge the charges.
If you are facing a reckless driving or other serious traffic offense, contact the Alexandria Reckless Driving Lawyers at Ervin Kibria today to thoroughly discuss your case and make a determination on whether an attorney is needed in your particular case.