Virginia Reckless Driving Lawyers

If you are charged with reckless driving by speed, you need to know that it is not a simple speeding ticket. Speeding is a traffic infraction, whereas reckless driving is a criminal misdemeanor. That means that if you are found guilty of reckless driving, you will face the following consequences:

  1. permanent criminal record that never goes away and can never be expunged
  2. jail time up to one year
  3. license suspension up to 6 months
  4. fines up to $2500
  5. insurance premium increase $5000-10000

At Leavitt & Martin, we specialize in traffic law. Daniel Leavitt & Corey Martin have personally defended THOUSANDS of clients charged with reckless driving and speeding. We have over 18 years of combined legal experience. Out of state drivers often face increased penalties.

Virginia Speeding Ticket Lawyer

Speeding tickets are traffic infractions and not a criminal misdemeanor. Many people who call me do not realize they are charged with reckless driving by speed, and not speeding. Virginia reckless driving is defined as driving OVER 80 mph OR 20 or more over the speed limit:

EXAMPLE: 81 mph in a 70 = RECKLESS DRIVING MISDEMEANOR

EXAMPLE: 80 mph in a 70 = SPEEDING (not a misdemeanor, not criminal) INFRACTION

While speeding is a traffic infraction, people still face the following consequences:

  1. license suspension depending on the speed and state licensed
  2. high fines
  3. insurance increase premium $1000-$3000 on average among Geico, USAA, Progressive, State Farm, Farmers, and Nationwide
  4. demerit points

Traffic infractions almost always increase your insurance premiums and result in demerit points. As Virginia traffic lawyers, we can often get speeding tickets dismissed or reduced with no points.

TOP RATED AND TRUSTED VIRGINIA TRAFFIC LAWYERS

At Leavitt & Martin, we specialize in traffic cases. We personally handle our cases in court, and we find that we get the best results possible this way.

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We have Traffic Violation defense experience in many different traffic courts in the Richmond Area. Contact us today if you or a loved one have received a ticket in:

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We found the BEST!! My son is a summa cum laude Yale graduate mathematics and Harvard law school and did not want to retain a lawyer. But out of respect for his mother’s request, he looked for a lawyer to take on his criminal offense wreckless driving summons in Virginia. My son was confident that the charge could be reduced to a lesser violation, so we were overwhelmed and delighted when Daniel Leavitt got it DISMISSED!!! It was not an easy case and was further complicated by having only five days before the court date, and involved getting in-State and out-of-state driving records. Dan is formidable!!! Thank you, Dan!!!
Published: 02/01/2018
Rating: 5 / 5 stars

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