Powhatan Virginia Reckless Driving and Traffic Lawyer

Leavitt & Martin frequently help clients charged with speeding and reckless driving tickets in Powhatan, VA traffic court. We can often get traffic tickets, even reckless driving in Powhatan reduced or dismissed.

Virginia traffic tickets can have serious consequences. Reckless driving in Powhatan is not a simple traffic ticket. Reckless driving carries increased penalties. Experienced Powhatan traffic lawyers Daniel Leavitt and Corey Martin can often help. Some of the penalties for reckless driving in Virginia include:

  • fine up to $2500
  • license suspension
  • demerit points
  • insurance premium increase
  • military consequences
  • employment consequences
  • jail time for higher speeds or serious cases
    • carries up to one year in jail
  • permanent criminal misdemeanor

Most people do not realize that reckless driving is a criminal offense. If you are convicted, you get a permanent criminal record that never goes away and can never be expunged. Call us today for a free initial consultation at 804-873-4004.

Powhatan, Virginia Traffic/DUI/Reckless Driving Specialists

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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.

Quality Representation

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.

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