Reckless Driving
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Facing a Reckless Driving Charge In Rockbridge County, Virginia?

In Virginia, Reckless Driving is a crime, not just a traffic ticket. If you are convicted, you will have a lifetime criminal record, which can never be removed.

The penalties for Reckless Driving include large fines and driver’s license suspensions. In serious cases, there are jail sentences.

Conviction results in increased cost of auto insurance and many driver’s license points.

I am attorney James D. McMichael, and I can help you. I have 37 years of legal experience, and I regularly defend Reckless Driving charges in Rockbridge County.

How do You Commit Reckless Driving?

You can commit the crime of Reckless Driving in a number of different ways, some of which are:

  • Driving more than 85 miles per hour regardless of the speed limit.
  • Driving 20 miles per hour over the speed limit.
  • Failure to maintain control, especially if there is an accident
  • Failing to move to the left lane, if a police car or emergency vehicle is on the shoulder.

In many states, these types of driving violations would result in a traffic ticket. In Virginia, they are crimes.

A Local Lawyer Who Knows
How To Help

I have defended a great many Reckless Driving charges in the local courts for local residents and out-of-state drivers. I am familiar with the judges, prosecutors, and police.

Using my experience, I will determine the best possible defense for you, by evaluating the facts of your particular case, such as:

  • Your speed.
  • The speed limit.
  • Prior traffic violations, or none.
  • Speeding briefly, such as passing a truck.
  • Driving downhill, briefly increasing speed.
  • Driving for hours, causing inattention, not deliberate speeding.
  • Night driving, speed less obvious.
  • Young driver, less experienced.
  • Speedometer accuracy (get calibration).
  • Rental car, not familiar.
  • Responsible person: job, family, community, education.

Don’t Let One Mistake Affect Your Life

If you have been charged with Reckless Driving in Virginia, then you should have an experienced, local attorney to defend you.

Call me 24/7 at 703-258-4277, or use the Contact form below, for a free telephone or in-person consultation. I will evaluate your case for you and explain to you what needs to be done.