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Reckless Driving Offense Can Be Serious

Most people believe that traffic tickets are relatively minor issues that can be easily handled pro se, or without the assistance of an attorney. However, some traffic offenses are more serious than others and can have significantly harsher consequences. Reckless driving is one offense that can result in more than simply paying a fine. If you are convicted of reckless driving, you could have to pay up to $2,500 and could possibly spend up to twelve months in jail. Furthermore, the state of Virginia may suspend your driver’s license for up to half a year. Even after you get your license reinstated, the points on your license will be seriously affected and could cause insurance rates to skyrocket or keep you from working certain types of jobs. To lessen or avoid these potential consequences, it is important that you have a Fairfax reckless driving attorney to represent you in court.

Many behaviors on the road can fall under reckless driving. In fact, you may not even realize you are practicing some of these behaviors until it is too late. Some driving practices that the state considers to be reckless include:

  • Speeding 20 mph or more above the posted speed limit
  • Passing or overtaking an emergency vehicle
  • Racing
  • Driving with an obstructed view
  • Speeding in excess of 80 mph
  • Passing a school bus
  • Passing at a railroad crossing
  • Driving too fast for conditions
  • Failing to give a proper signal
  • Faulty brakes/improper control

There are many ways an attorney can build a defense to disprove a reckless driving charge or have the ticket amended down to a less serious offense such as improper driving. Improper driving has a much lower fine and you will not lose your license for any period of time or risk spending any time behind bars. A defendant alone cannot negotiate with a prosecutor to have charges amended down or dismissed.

A Fairfax Reckless Driving Attorney Can Help You

If you receive a ticket or summons for reckless driving, you should contact a Fairfax reckless driving attorney immediately. Do not make the mistake of believing you should handle the ticket on your own and risking jail time and license suspension. An experienced attorney can begin talking to the prosecutor right away to get favorable results as soon as possible.

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