Virginia has some of the toughest traffic penalties in the country. Reckless driving alone covers an expansive list of behaviors and is a class 1 misdemeanor that could result in a sentence of up to 1 year in jail. Even minor traffic violations have compounding penalties that can result in suspensions and time in jail. Adding insult to injury, most Virginia traffic stops and charges also require interaction with the ever unpleasant Virginia DMV.
Virginia’s reckless driving laws cover pages and pages of the Code. It’s almost easier to list the driving behavior that is not considered reckless in the Commonwealth. Unfortunately, this vast section of the Code makes all these behaviors, many seemingly minor, a crime punishable by up to a year in jail.
We will work with you to help minimize the effects of a Virginia reckless driving charge on your life. Our attorneys will explore with you all of your options, including negotiation and settlement or taking your case to trial. We want what is best for you.