Powhatan Reckless Driving Lawyer Gets 90 MPH in 65 MPH REDUCED

Reckless driving is a criminal misdemeanor. Any time you hit 90 mph the judges and prosecutors treat this very differently. It is not uncommon for judges to impose a jail sentence at 90 mph, depending on the jurisdiction and how much over the limit you are driving.

Even if there is no jail time, license suspensions are common, along with a conviction in Powhatan, Virginia traffic ticket. As your lawyer, I can sometimes do better. Because reckless driving at 90 mph is such a serious charge, it carries the possibility of:

  • permanent criminal record if you are convicted
  • jail time up to 12 months
  • fine up to $2500
  • license suspension up to 6 months

As Your Powhatan, Virginia Traffic Court Attorney I Can Often DO BETTER

See the following case that Leavitt & Martin handled in traffic court in Powhatan. It was charged as 90 mph in a 65. We were able to convince the prosecutor to reduce this charge to a minor traffic infraction. This is not a misdemeanor, and there was no license suspension and the fine was VERY SMALL:

Every case is different and past results do not guarantee or predict future outcomes. See our case results HERE.

Powhatan, Virginia reckless driving law:

§ 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.

https://law.lis.virginia.gov/vacode/title46.2/chapter8/section46.2-862/

 

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