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Virginia Reckless Driving Defense Attorneys
Virginia has strict traffic laws. If you are convicted of any major traffic offense, it can result in jail time, monetary fines and loss of driving privileges. Reckless driving is considered a criminal traffic offense in Virginia. It is important to consult with a Virginia criminal defense attorney to determine what mitigating factors might apply in reducing a reckless driving charge.
You can cited for reckless driving if a law enforcement officer believes you were driving in a way that endangers life or property. The two types of reckless driver charges that are most often charged are the general reckless driving and reckless driving related to speed. Virginia Code § 46.2-852 provides that a person commits reckless driving if they drive on any highway recklessly or at a speed or in a manner so as to endanger the life, limb, or property.
Here are some examples of reckless driving:
- Aggressive driving
- Failure to signal
- Failure to yield to an emergency vehicle
- Passing a stopped school bus
- Drag racing
A lot of reckless driving citations are due to speeding. Speeding in excess of 20 mph over the speed limit or over 80 mph is expressly designated as a reckless driving offense under Virginia Code § 46.2-862.