In this day and age, a lot of us almost need to be in multiple places at the same time. You may be running late or some other distraction occurred so that you were driving faster than you meant to be. You might have been a bit frustrated at first as you are already late, but were then shocked when the police officer said that you are being charged with a criminal offense Reckless Driving!
What is Reckless Driving? In many cases, Reckless Driving is charged when someone is alleged to have driven 20 miles per hour faster than the posted speed limit, or 80 miles per hour regardless of the speed limit. What does this mean? It means you need an experienced Reckless Driving Defense / Traffic Defense attorney now!
Reckless Driving is a criminal offense and carries a maximum jail term of 12 months, maximum fine of $2,500, and a maximum driver's license suspension of six months! Before you begin to hyperventilate it is important to note that this is the maximum sentence. Most individuals charged are not likely to serve a lengthy jail term nor have their license taken away for six months. It is important to consult with a skilled traffic defense attorney to protect your rights!
What else may happen if you are convicted of a Reckless Driving charge? For starters, it carries six demerit points on your Virginia Driving Record so your insurance company will likely jack up your premiums or may even drop coverage altogether. Your credit score can be impacted and worse.
Don’t let this happen to you. An experienced traffic defense or reckless driving defense attorney will know the possible defenses in your case, and work hard to resolve this matter in the best possible manner. You need to call the professional attorneys at Boone Beale with their years of experience in successfully handling reckless driving defense and traffic defense through their primary locations in Richmond, Woodbridge, Fairfax, and Virginia Beach, and new offices now open in Tysons Corner / McLean, Alexandria / Arlington, Reston, Fredericksburg, Henrico, and Newport News.
Our traffic defense attorneys offer free consultations in any of our offices in Richmond, Woodbridge, Fairfax, Tysons Corner, Arlington, Alexandria, Old Town Alexandria, Reston, Fredericksburg, Henrico, Newport News, or Virginia Beach. We will also gladly speak with you over the telephone as we understand that your time is important, and it is sometimes impossible to break away from your other responsibilities to meet with an attorney.