A previous post on this blog talked about how Virginia’s reckless driving laws are particularly onerous. This post went over the many ways even the most upstanding Virginia resident can face a criminal reckless driving case.
Even simply causing an accident or not keeping close tabs on one’s speed on the interstate can leave a Harrisonburg resident staring down the possibility of jail time and a criminal conviction on her record. Furthermore, a conviction can mean long-term difficulties with her ability to operate a motor vehicle.
Typically, after a conviction, a person’s insurance premiums will increase. Depending on her driving record, she may also be subject to a license suspension.
Our law office understands that, in this state, many criminal reckless driving charges are in practice nothing more than human error or, at worst, a careless but still non-criminal lapse of judgment. Moreover, we know that the stakes can be very high for a Virginian is facing a reckless driving case, especially if he or she is expected to drive often either for work or for important family business.
While sometimes a favorable negotiated deal is possible and in our client’s best interest, our emphasis when handling reckless driving charges or other traffic violations is to work hard to prepare a vigorous and through defense to the case. We will use our legal knowledge and experience to take the burden off of our clients but helping them evaluate their legal options and choose the path that is best for them.
Reckless driving is a serious charge, but having the right legal help can assist a Virginian in dealing with it.