Reckless Driving in Virginia
Under Virginia law, exceeding the speed limit by 20 mph, or going over 80 mph in a 65 mph zone, is classified as reckless driving.
Reckless driving in Virginia is classified as a class one misdemeanor, which is a criminal offense. Although a speeding ticket is normally punishable by fines of $5.00 per mile over the posted speed limit, the maximum penalty for reckless driving is a $2,500.00 fine, 6 months loss of license in Virginia, and 12 months in jail. Obviously such a charge can result in increased points on your driving record as well as increased insurance premiums.
types of reckless driving charges
- Driving at an excessive speed
- Passing other vehicles in a dangerous manner
- Racing another car
- Driving with alcohol in your system, even if not high enough level for a DUI charge
Powell Law Group, PC represents individuals in reckless driving and other speed related cases, depending on the person’s speed, current driving status, and record. Certain steps can be taken to work towards reducing or even dismissing such charges.
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