Speeding And Reckless Driving
Most people know that you can be ticketed and fined for speeding on Virginia highways and roads, and that points can be added to your license for each offense. Many people do not know that it is often possible to fight the charges with the help of an attorney.
If you are dealing with a speeding violation or a more serious ticket for reckless driving, we can help you protect your driving record or prevent serious problems with your insurance premiums and your personal criminal record. At Mark B. Williams & Associates, PLC, we provide skilled defense against traffic and DUI charges of all kinds.
Reckless Driving Convictions In Virginia Can Lead To Jail
In Virginia, reckless driving is a punishable crime, a class one misdemeanor. You can be charged with reckless driving if you: 1) are driving 20 miles per hour beyond the speed limit or 2) are driving faster than 80 miles per hour.
Depending on the speed, you can actually be sent to jail. Many drivers are surprised to be ticketed locally on Route 66, which has a high speed limit of 70. The reality is that you can be charged with a misdemeanor for exceeding the speed limit by only 10 miles per hour.
Helping You Minimize The Consequences Of A Traffic Charge
We represent drivers from the Warrenton area and the surrounding counties, helping them reduce their exposure and minimize the consequences of a reckless driving charge. In many cases, our lawyers can help by reducing the charge to a less serious speeding ticket, thereby preventing a driver from having a criminal record. Drivers who can benefit from our services include:
- Government employees: A reckless driving conviction can be harmful to some government employees and contractors, since it can affect their security clearance.
- Students: A reckless driving conviction creates a criminal record. For college students, this can be detrimental to future job prospects and graduate school applications.
- Professional drivers: Particularly for truckers who drive for a living, a reckless driving conviction can cause them to lose their commercial driver’s license.
- Those seeking citizenship or a green card: A criminal misdemeanor may be harmful to immigration pursuits.
Contact A Speeding Ticket Attorney Today
If you are concerned about a speeding ticket or reckless driving charge in Virginia, contact us online or call us at 540-254-0757 to get your questions answered. We offer free consultations, and we are available at all hours.