Penalties for Powhatan Virginia Reckless Driving
Reckless driving in Virginia is a Class 1 misdemeanor. Usually jail time is reserved for high speed cases or more serious cases. Reckless driving by speed is defined as 20 mph or more over the limit or anything over 80 mph. In Powhatan, Virginia they usually do not give jail time until you are moving pretty fast.
We recently represented two cases in Powhatan General District Court and we got both cases reduced with no points. The charges were both for reckless driving. The prosecutor in Powhatan usually gets involved, and we can often reach a plea bargain.
Virginia reckless driving is not limited to reckless driving by speed. There are different Virginia laws on reckless driving. See the following additional reckless driving laws:
- 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 conditions
- Failure to yield
- Racing; aiders or abettors; seizure of motor vehicle
- Aggressive driving
High Quality Legal Defense
Leavitt & Martin takes a unique approach to the practice of law. We believe in providing high quality legal representation for each case. The best way to do that is to remove barriers between the client and the attorney who is handling your case.
The more barriers there are between clients and lawyers, the greater the likelihood that mistakes will be made. We give clients direct access to the lawyer handling your case. We find that we get better results this way, and happier clients.
Representation of Out-of-State Clients
We often represent out-of-state residents charged with reckless driving in Powhatan. If you are a non-resident driver charged with reckless driving in Powhatan, we may be able to represent you. We understand the severity of the charges and what’s at stake, and we will do everything possible to help you mitigate the damage.
Powhatan, Virginia Reckless Driving Lawyers
Leavitt & Martin specialize in traffic law. This means that when you retain us, you get experts in traffic law. We have over 18 years of combined legal experience. Our lawyers have successfully defended thousands of traffic ticket clients in general district court.
Great results are the result of proper presentation. Traffic ticket lawyers need to know legal defenses that exist in traffic court. Some legal defenses that we find include radar calibration issues, errors on the ticket, and issues with the officer clocking the wrong vehicle.
Calibration defenses are the most common. Most Virginia judges and prosecutors are not familiar with the radar calibration law. And very few lawyers know these legal defenses either, because there are so few Virginia traffic lawyers. There are a lot of lawyers who handle traffic cases, but not many who actually know the ins and outs of traffic defense.
Leavitt & Martin offer free initial consultations for people looking to retain a traffic lawyer. Give us a call. We would be happy to discuss your case fully. We will give you an honest appraisal of your case, and guide you through the process. Speak to an experienced Powhatan Virginia traffic lawyer at 804-873-4004.