Reckless Driving Defense
Virginia Criminal Defense Lawyer
Many drivers may not realize that in Virginia, reckless driving is a serious
criminal offense and has very real consequences. If convicted, you can
be facing up to a year in jail, thousands of dollars in fines, and the
suspension of your license. Additionally, drivers can receive multiple
points on their record which can have effects such as increased insurance
rates. To protect yourself from these penalties, contact the Law Offices
of Michael A. Pignone. The firm’s lead Virginia criminal defense
attorney has defended more than a thousand cases in the decade he has
operated a private practice.
Request a FREE consultation with the firm today to learn about your legal options.
What Constitutes Reckless Driving?
Generally, a person may be charged with reckless driving when they do not
exhibit a duty of care to the other people or things on the road. Specific
actions such as speeding can lead to a charge of reckless driving as well
as an officer’s interpretation of an event. For example, if an officer
determines that a driver’s speed is excessive for the conditions
of traffic, an individual may face charges regardless of the actual speed
limit. No matter what actions led to your specific offense, the firm’s
attorney can help you to clear your name and protect your driving record.
Charges for reckless driving can stem from actions including but not limited to:
Speeding: Excessive speed is among the most common causes of reckless driving.
A person can face charges for driving more than 20 miles per hour over
the speed limit, or more than 80 miles per hour on any public road.
Failing to stop for a school bus: A school bus will signal for other drivers to stop when passengers are
both boarding and offloading from the vehicle. All drivers on a non-divided
road must come to a stop until the driver of the bus signals that traffic
Racing: Any persons who engage in street racing can face additional punishments
such as an extended suspension of their driver’s license.
Inability to control a vehicle: It is against the law to continue to operate a vehicle which a driver
cannot control. This can include hindered control due to faulty brakes,
obstructed views, or improperly inflated tires.
Legal Help for Reckless Driving Charges
The legal professionals at the Law Offices of Michael A. Pignone have a
proven record of success defending the rights of drivers throughout Virginia.
If you have been charged with a traffic related offense such as reckless
driving, you do not have to deal with law enforcement on your own. In
fact, attempts to negotiate with the police without first consulting with
our law firm can result in accidental self-incrimination. You have the
right to an attorney and the sooner you contact the firm’s Virginia
criminal defense lawyers, the sooner you can secure an award-winning defense.
Call (703) 988-5882 and learn more about how to overcome the charges you face.