Emporia, Virginia Reckless Driving Speeding Charge Reduced with NO POINTS

You can read all about the dangers of Virginia reckless driving HERE. Suffice it to say, Virginia has some of the harshest reckless driving by speed laws in the country. If you get convicted, you face:

  • lifelong criminal record because it is a misdemeanor
    • this cannot be expunged and it does not go away
  • license suspension up to 6 months
  • jail time up to 12 months
  • secondary consequences such as
    • employment issues
    • insurance increases

As an Emporia, VA Traffic Attorney Who Specializes in Reckless Driving and Speeding I can Often DO BETTER

My client hired me after the fact. She was a college student and she went to court by herself and was convicted of reckless driving by speed. I was able to get involved after the fact and get the judge to REOPEN the case and AMEND the charge to a non moving violation that has no points. Getting this fixed is more difficult than simply going to court for someone on their court date so my fee was higher than normal. But my client realized the severity a conviction would mean. See the case result:

Every case is unique and past results do not guarantee the future. See our past results HERE. Read about Virginia’s reckless driving by speed law and other CONSEQUENCES of a conviction HERE. 


§ 46.2-862. Exceeding speed limit.

A person shall be guilty of reckless driving who drives a motor vehicle on the highways in the Commonwealth (i) at a speed of twenty miles per hour or more in excess of the applicable maximum speed limit or (ii) in excess of eighty miles per hour regardless of the applicable maximum speed limit.Code 1950, §§ 46-209, 46-209.1; 1950, p. 880; 1952, c. 671; 1954, cc. 225, 401, 458; 1958, c. 541, § 46.1-190; 1960, c. 510; 1964, c. 266; 1966, c. 694; 1968, c. 575; 1970, c. 521; 1974, cc. 222, 455; 1975, c. 633; 1978, c. 27; 1979, c. 86; 1981, cc. 333, 585; 1985, c. 148; 1989, c. 727; 1992, c. 608; 2006, c. 301.

The chapters of the acts of assembly referenced in the historical citation at the end of this section may not constitute a comprehensive list of such chapters and may exclude chapters whose provisions have expired.

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