Reckless Driving Charges In Virginia

There are more than a dozen different types of reckless driving charges in Virginia, including general reckless driving and reckless driving by racing. Reckless speeding is charged if you are driving 20 or more miles per hour over the speed limit, or driving 80 or more miles per hour regardless of the limit.

Reckless speeding does not require proof that you were driving dangerously or proof that you intended to or knew that you were speeding. "I wasn't paying attention," is not a defense. However, the experienced lawyers at MacDowell Law Group, P.C., can properly use this evidence during plea negotiations or in an effort to mitigate potential penalties.

Do Not Put Your Driving Privileges At Risk

It may be tempting to simply pay your fine and forget this incident ever happened. However, doing so will result in points being added to your driving record under the uniform demerit point system.

In addition to raising your insurance rates, accumulating too many points may cause the DMV to take action against your driving privileges. In effect, you can lose your driver's license for just paying the fine. Do not put your license at risk. Seek help from our traffic violation defense attorneys before making the decision to pay your fine.

Contact Our Team Today

Whether you have received your first speeding ticket or have had several moving violations, we are prepared to help you. Connect with our team online or call 571-748-5647 to schedule a FREE case review at our Fairfax office.

We invite you to read our article on the benefits of hiring a lawyer to defend against reckless driving charges.