Consequences for Brunswick County Reckless Driving Conviction
Reckless driving in Virginia is a Class 1 misdemeanor. Penalties are severe and can include the following:
- Jail time up to one year
- A fine up to $2,500
- License suspension
- Six moving violation points on your Virginia license
- A criminal conviction on your record for up to 11 years
- Community service
- Mandatory driver improvement classes
- Insurance rate increases
- Negative employment consequences
There are many types of reckless driving charges in Virginia. You should seek representation if charged with any of the variations below, or if your ticket has “RD” written on it.
- Passing on a grade or on a curve
- View obstructed/control impaired
- Passing two vehicles abreast
- Driving two abreast in a single lane
- Passing at a railroad grade crossing
- Failing to give proper signals
- Driving too fast for conditions
- Failure to yield
- Racing; aiders or abettors; seizure of motor vehicle
- Aggressive driving
Representation of Out-of-State Clients
We often take cases for out-of-state residents charged with reckless driving in Brunswick County. If you’re from North Carolina (or elsewhere) and have been charged with reckless driving in Brunswick County, we may be able to represent you. We understand the severity of the charges and will do everything possible to help you with damage control. We can usually handle the case from start to finish, without the client ever having to appear in court.
High Rates of Success and Client Satisfaction
We have a track record of securing successful results for clients. Recently, we succeeded in having a Brunswick County reckless driving charge reduced to a “defective equipment” non-moving violation. This charge carries no points – a very good outcome for a reckless driving charge.
Experienced Reckless Driving Defense
Do not prepay a reckless driving ticket! You will be pleading guilty to a Class 1 misdemeanor! To avoid serious consequences, you will need local legal help. Leavitt & Martin will help defend your rights and decrease your chances of maximum points, high fines, and overwhelming stress.
When charged with reckless driving, the following three outcomes are possible:
A conviction has several serious consequences and should be avoided at all costs. Convictions occur automatically if a ticket is prepaid. They also usually occur under some of the following circumstances. A good lawyer can help you avoid a conviction.
- Charged with a high speed
- Poor driving record
- Driving dangerously, i.e. swerving, tailgating, etc.
A reduction means that a charge is changed to a lesser charge. If charged with reckless driving, possible reductions include a speeding infraction, improper driving, or a non-moving violation carrying no points such as driving with defective equipment.
Our firm has done thousands of cases of reckless driving by speed and we have over 18 years of combined legal experience. We know what the judge will do at different speeds and we can advise you how to put your case in the best light possible for the court date so that you have the best chance to get the best outcome possible for your case.
Dismissals in Brunswick General Distrare rare, but they can occur. Typically, a dismissal can happen in the event of a mistake by the officer such as an expired radar calibration or pulling over the wrong car. Having a good lawyer can increase your chances of dismissal.
We provide high quality representation. Our rates are reasonable, and we offer a free consultation. We are transparent, honest, and skilled defenders. If you have been charged with reckless driving in Brunswick County, we are here to help you find the best possible resolution. Call us directly at 804-873-4004 or contact us online.