A traffic ticket for speeding or reckless driving can be more than just a minor annoyance. It can cause your insurance rates to increase drastically and points to accumulate on your driver’s license. It can even end in a jail sentence. Powell Law Group, PC provides skilled defense services to Virginia and out of state drivers, Washington D.C. drivers who have received traffic tickets.
If you have received a traffic ticket, you may want to consider before “just paying” the fine that there may be long term effects of the ticket(s). We are dedicated to defending you when we can, and negotiating when we should and when it’s in your best interests. We can defend you sometimes if you are not even able to attend court, and sometimes we will want you with us in court. Frequently over the past 15 years, our representation has ended in the judge reducing the charges or eliminating the charges altogether. Experience, and a long record of success counts. Call Powell Law Group, PC toll free at 800-996-6503 or locally at 804-794-4030 to schedule your consultation.
There are several categories of reckless driving under Virginia law. The most frequently seen case involved a traffic client exceeding the posted speed limit by 20 mph or going more than 80 mph in a 65 mph zone. In Virginia, this is classified as reckless driving a Class I misdemeanor, punishable by a $2,500 fine, a 6-month suspension in Virginia, and up to 12 months in jail. Compared to other states, Virginia has very strict laws regarding reckless driving by speed, and they are strictly enforced.
Since reckless driving is classified as a class one misdemeanor, a criminal offense, it is transferrable to your home state. A speeding ticket is normally punishable by fines of $5 per mile over the posted speed limit. However, the maximum penalty for reckless driving is $2,500 plus a six month loss of your Virginia driver’s license and 12 months in jail. The charge has an administrative impact of 6 demerit points in Virginia, it normally will also result in increased points on your driving record and increased insurance premiums, the number and exact impact of a conviction of reckless driving in your state varies. With so much at risk, it is wise to turn to the PLG attorneys who are dedicated to getting the best possible result for you for a reasonable fee.
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If you were charged with reckless driving or excessive speed, get started on your defense today and avoid the strict penalties. Call Powell Law Group, PC toll free at 800-996-6503 or locally at 804-794-4030. You may also contact us online.