Is “speeding” in Virginia really a criminal offense and am I going to jail?

Many times clients call to discuss their “speeding ticket” and it often turns out to be the more serious charge of Reckless Driving §46.2-862, which is unfortunately, a class one misdemeanor and a criminal offense.  Drivers can and do go to jail for these charges on a regular basis in Henrico, Hanover, Richmond and Chesterfield.  Whether jail or a license suspension is a possible turns on a number of factors including: speed, driving record, jurisdiction, road conditions, amount of traffic, driving behavior, etc…  “Speeding” is a separate offense for violations at lower speeds and is fortunately not a criminal charge.

Contact Paula or I for a free consultation and we can tell you what you are looking at and what we can do together to achieve good results for you.