In the Commonwealth of Virginia, being charged with reckless driving is a significant event. Because it is classified as a Class 1 misdemeanor, conviction can lead to incarceration for up to 12 months, with a fine as high as $2,500. You may also lose your right to drive in the state.
A reckless driving charge can be issued for any of the following driving behaviors:
- Speeding in excess of 80 mph
- Speeding 20 mph or more above the posted speed limit
- Driving too fast for current road conditions
- Passing or overtaking an emergency vehicle
- Passing a stopped school bus
- Passing on the crest of a hill
- Passing at a railroad crossing
- Passing or driving two vehicles abreast
- Failing to signal
- Driving with an obstructed view or defective brakes
- Causing a collision with another car
If you are involved in a significant accident, one driver is almost certainly going to be charged with reckless driving. If you seek to defend yourself on reckless driving charges without a lawyer, you may make matters worse. This is one time you need to rely on a professional.
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If you have been charged with reckless driving, schedule a consultation now.