Richmond Reckless Driving Attorney at Affordable Rates
Defending your future against potentially damaging reckless driving criminal charges can be one of the most important steps to take when you are facing charges. Our Richmond reckless driving law firm is focused on the defense of reckless driving violations. We focus on:
- Richmond Reckless Driving Cases.
- Henrico Reckless Driving Cases.
- Hanover Reckless Driving Cases.
- Chesterfield Reckless Driving Cases.
What is Reckless Driving?
- Reckless Driving is a term which refers to several specific types of traffic violations which are considered to endanger yourself, others or property.
- Reckless Driving is a Class 1 Misdemeanor in Virginia which means that it is a crime and is punishable by up to 12 months in jail, a fine of up to $2,500 or a 6 month suspension of your license.
- The most common type of reckless driving is reckless driving by speed which means that you were traveling over 80 mph or 20 or more mph over the speed limit.
Contact Richmond Traffic Attorney Gregory Hough to protect your rights 804-864-9424!
Virginia Traffic Code: § 46.2-862. Exceeding speed limit.
A person shall be guilty of reckless driving who drives a motor vehicle on the highways in the Commonwealth (i) at a speed of twenty miles per hour or more in excess of the applicable maximum speed limit or (ii) in excess of eighty miles per hour regardless of the applicable maximum speed limit.
(Code 1950, §§ 46-209, 46-209.1; 1950, p. 880; 1952, c. 671; 1954, cc. 225, 401, 458; 1958, c. 541, § 46.1-190; 1960, c. 510; 1964, c. 266; 1966, c. 694; 1968, c. 575; 1970, c. 521; 1974, cc. 222, 455; 1975, c. 633; 1978, c. 27; 1979, c. 86; 1981, cc. 333, 585; 1985, c. 148; 1989, c. 727; 1992, c. 608; 2006, c. 301.)
Our Richmond traffic law firm has assisted countless clients in defending them against reckless driving and speeding tickets in Richmond, Henrico, Chesterfield, and Hanover, Virginia and surrounding areas.
We are dedicated reckless driving lawyers , focused on offering clients the representation they deserve, working diligently to help them understand the charges they face, the penalties the charges carry and the court proceedings that lay before them. This knowledge allows clients to make educated decisions on how to proceed in their criminal matter, whether it be negotiating a plea bargain or taking their case before a jury
We have found successful resolutions for countless clients including government contractors who require top secret clearance, truck drivers who face loss of their commercial drivers license (CDL) or points on their CDL, military members and under aged drinking and college students from:
- Virginia Commonwealth University
- University of Richmond
- Virginia Union University
- Virginia State University
- John Tyler Community College
- J. Sergeant Community College
- Richard Bland College
- Randolph-Macon College
- Hamden-Sydney College
- College of William & Mary
- University of Virginia
- Longwood College and Mary Washington University
Contact our office online or call 804-864-9424 to discuss your Richmond reckless driving criminal charges and learn how we can help defend you against them.
In Virginia, reckless driving is a “six point traffic violation” and the number of years that the conviction stays on your Virginia DMV record is in parentheses beside each violation below. Demerit points will also be assigned to your record for traffic convictions incurred in other states.
Speeding in excess of 80 mph (11 years)
Speeding 20 mph or more above the posted speed limit (11 years)
Speeding racing (11 years)
Speeding passing or overtaking an emergency vehicle (11 years)
Speeding passing a school bus (11 years)
Speeding passing on the crest of a hill (11 years)
Speeding passing at a railroad crossing (11 years)
Speeding passing two vehicles abreast (11 years)
Speeding driving two vehicles abreast (11 years)
Speeding driving too fast for conditions (11 years)
Speeding failing to give a proper signal (11 years)
Speeding faulty brakes/improper control (11 years)
Speeding on parking lots, etc. (11 years)
Speeding with an obstructed view (11 years)
Speeding generally (11 years)
Speeding 20 mph or more above the posted speed limit (5 years)
Currently, our Richmond, Virginia criminal defense law firm focuses on defending traffic violations and drug offenses in the following areas around Richmond, Virginia: Henrico County VA, Richmond VA, Chesterfield County VA, and Hanover County VA.
By focusing in traffic law we are able to better represent our clients and their specific needs. Limiting our law firm practice area allows us to focus on a few traffic courts and become intimately familiar with how each particular traffic court operates. This detailed knowledge helps us to better advise our clients and makes us better at what we do.
Richmond District Courts
Three Richmond Traffic Court Divisions
- Traffic Division (view information about the Richmond Traffic Division)
- Civil Division (view information about the Richmond Civil Division)
- Criminal Division (view information about the Richmond Criminal Division)
- Richmond Traffic Court
- Hanover Traffic Court
- Chesterfield Traffic Court
- Henrico Traffic Court