Greensville, Virginia Reckless Driving Tickets

Many people pass through Greensville County, located near the North Carolina border, every day on I-95. However, this area is a common speed trap used by the Greensville County Police Department who write many speeding and reckless driving tickets. If you’ve got a ticket to appear in the Greensville, VA traffic court, we can help.

The speed limit in the Greensville County section of Interstate 95 is 70 mph. Unfortunately, traveling only 11 mph above 70 is considered “reckless driving” in the state of Virginia. This is a various serious charge, and a conviction results in a misdemeanor on your record. An experienced Greensville Virginia reckless driving lawyer from Leavitt & Martin can help you whether you live in Virginia or not. In fact, people hire us all the time due to increased penalties for out of state drivers.

Specializing in Traffic and Reckless Driving

At Leavitt & Martin, we specialize in traffic violations. Daniel Leavitt and Corey Martin have over 16 years of combined experience. We have had an office in the the 6th Judicial District, which includes Greensville/Emporia since 2010 and have maintained an office directly across from the Greensville/Emporia General District Court for years. We do this because we specialize in Traffic, Reckless Driving, and DUI cases.

Recent Case Results in Greensville/Emporia Traffic Court

Leavitt & Martin Criminal Defense

We are also experienced in other criminal defense matters in Virginia. Due to our specialization in traffic work, we see many peripheral charges related to traffic stops. The types of cases we can help with include, but aren’t limited to:

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Greensville VA Speeding and Reckless Driving Tickets:

Serious Consequences if Convicted

In the State of Virginia, reckless driving is a Class 1 Misdemeanor. The offense is punishable by up to one year in jail, a fine of $2500, and more. Additionally, reckless driving results in six points added to the license, and a conviction can stay on your record for 11 years.

The most common cause of reckless driving in Virginia is speeding – since the qualifying speeds are so low. Even driving 11 miles over the speed limit can trigger a reckless driving charge.

Do Not Prepay A Reckless Driving Ticket – You Are Pleading Guilty to a Misdemeanor

Penalities may include:

  • License suspension
  • Criminal conviction that is transferrable to other states
  • Jail time depending on speed and circumstances
  • Fine of up to $2500
  • Six points on your Virginia license for up to 11 years
  • Employment consequences
  • Insurance rate increase

Hiring a Reckless Driving in Lawyer in Greensville is Your Best Defense

Defense Against Reckless Driving Tickets; Possible Outcomes:

Greensville Virginia reckless driving lawyerWhether you are charged with Speeding or Reckless Driving, three different outcomes can be obtained: you can be convicted, have your ticket reduced to a lesser charge, or sometimes have your charge completely dismissed.

Convictions: As seen above, a conviction has several serious consequences and should be avoided at all costs. Convictions occur automatically if a ticket is prepaid, otherwise they can happen under other circumstances such as:

  • Charged with a speed over 90 mph or 30 mph above the limit
  • A bad driving record
  • Driving “reckless” i.e. swerving, tailgating, etc.
  • Poor legal representation

Reductions: A reduction means that your charge has been amended 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 “defective equipment.” Reductions usually occur when:

  • There is no high speed involved (10-15 mph over the limit)
  • A clean driving record
  • Sometimes after the completion of driving school/community service
  • Legal representation from a quality firm

Dismissals: Dismissals are 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.

Contact a Greensville Traffic Attorney

If you have been charged with a traffic offense in Greensville, Virginia, we can talk with you about your case, free of charge, to help you understand your best options going forward and what we can do to help you. Call directly at 804-873-4004 or contact me online to schedule a free initial consultation.


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    Yesterday we represented 9 clients charged with reckless driving by speed, or speeding and EVERY case was reduced with NO POINTS!

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Greensville General District Court Information:

Clerk: Ms. Sandra Andleton Ligon

Clerks Office Hours: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Phone/Fax: Phone: (434) 634-5400 Fax: (434) 634-0049

Address: 315 South Main Street Emporia, Virginia 23847

Judges: Hon. Stephen D. Bloom, Chief Judge, Hon. C. Ridley Bain, Hon. Bruce A. Clark Jr., Hon. H. Lee Townsend III

Continuance Policy: First continuance granted by Clerk; subsequent continuances granted by Judge.

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Our office hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, but you can call anytime, 24 hours a day, and we can often make weekend and evening appointments available.



116-B Walton Park Ln.
Midlothian, VA 23114


312 South Main Street
Emporia, Virginia 23847

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