Richmond Reckless Driving Attorney

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Have you or someone you love been arrested for reckless driving? In the Commonwealth of Virginia, reckless driving is charged when a person driving a vehicle on any highway does so with a disregard for the safety of others or their property. This is explained under the Code of Virginia Sections 46.2-852 through 46.2-868. It may include excessive speeding, aggressive driving, and other issues.

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What actions constitute reckless driving?

There are many actions that may result in a reckless driving charge. The most common is exceeding the speed limit. This includes either driving at a speed that is 20 miles over the posted speed limit or going in excess of 80 miles per hour regardless of the posted speed. Also, regardless of the posted speed, if the conditions make driving at that speed dangerous, they may be ticketed.

In addition to speeding , other examples of reckless driving include:

  • Passing a stopped school bus
  • Failing to signal
  • Improper passing of another vehicle

A reckless driving conviction is a Class 1 misdemeanor. This is punishable by up to 12 months in jail and a fine to not exceed $2,500.00, either or both. If found guilty of racing in addition to the sentence, there is also a loss of driver's license for between six months and two years. Please note that these are the guidelines for someone with a clean driving record. Past actions could affect a current reckless driving sentence.

Who can help me deal with a reckless driving charge?

If charged with reckless driving, it is important to hire an experienced Richmond traffic ticket attorney who is very familiar with Virginia traffic laws. Not only will the charge be on your driving record for 11 years, it constitutes a 6-point violation that will certainly cause your car insurance premium to rise significantly. Call our attorneys at Carlson & Collier. We have over 60 Years' experience.

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Glen Allen, VA 23060
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