Reckless Driving Charges in Southwest VA
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When you need a reckless driving lawyer for charges in Southwest Virginia, trust the experienced lawyers at Davis, Davis, & Davis Attorneys. Our office in Radford helps private and commercial operators of vehicles who face legal charges related to reckless driving, including speeding, DUI/DWI, or leaving the scene of a hit-and-run accident. Our service area covers major local routes like Interstate 81, Interstate 77, U.S. Route 460, and U.S. Route 11, and we are here to help!
If you face reckless driving charges, please give our office a call. Our experienced attorneys at Davis, Davis, & Davis and our caring office staff, will put you at ease. The possibility of losing driving privileges or having other fines or penalties imposed can affect your ability to operate a vehicle significantly. This is especially true if you use your vehicle as income for your family. We help clients who seek to fight traffic tickets in court, and need to get their driver’s licenses restored.
Speeding and Reckless Driving on Routes and Interstates in Virginia
There are many drivers who continue to push the limits when it comes to driving at excessive speeds, so it helps to know what it means to be charged with speeding and reckless driving in Virginia. The commonwealth’s reckless driving and speeding law is found in the Virginia Code, § 46.2-862, stating:
§ 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 20 miles per hour or more in excess of the applicable maximum speed limit or (ii) in excess of 80 miles per hour regardless of the applicable maximum speed limit.
Motor vehicle operators charged with reckless driving in Virginia often need the professional help of an experienced attorney to fight these charges in court. The attorneys at Davis, Davis & Davis work hard to help you avoid the severe penalties associated with speeding and reckless driving. If an operator is convicted as charged, the penalty you face could be any combination of a fine of up to $2,500, license suspension of up to six months, or even jail up to 12 months.
Your specific punishment can vary based on the facts of your case, your driving record, and the local judge who hears your case. Consult with our experienced attorneys regarding your exact situation.
Long-Term Penalties & Consequences of Reckless Driving
What are some of the long-term penalties and consequences associated with a traffic or motor vehicle charge? What can happen if you leave the scene of an accident involving your vehicle? Why might you need an attorney to help defend your rights? Consider the following:
- Insurance Premium Hike
- Security Clearance Problems
- Loss of Job
- Permanent Criminal Record
- Demerit Points
- Jail Time
If a driver is convicted of a major offense, they can lose their CDL for one year. Major offenses include driving any vehicle with a blood alcohol count of .08% or higher; driving a commercial vehicle with a BAC of .04%; refusing to submit to a sobriety test; leaving the scene of an accident; using the vehicle to commit a felony; driving a commercial vehicle with a suspended, revoked, or cancelled CDL; or causing a fatality through negligent driving.
Drivers convicted of a serious offense, a second conviction or any combination of them within three years can lead to the loss of CDL privileges for 60 days or 120 days, for a subsequent conviction. Serious offenses include speeding 15 mph over the posted speed limit; reckless driving; improper lane changes; following a vehicle too closely; driving a CMV without holding a CDL, having a CDL in your possession, having a CDL without the proper endorsement; or a texting while driving violation.
CDL drivers may face getting a disqualification of their license for at least 180 days if convicted for violating a driver or vehicle out-of-service order related to transporting non-hazardous materials, or hazardous materials that need a placard; or driving a vehicle designed to transport 16 passengers or more. Do what you can to defend yourself and your rights when you face traffic offenses in Southwest Virginia by contacting the respected lawyers at Davis, Davis & Davis, in Radford, VA.
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Do what you can to defend yourself and your rights when you face traffic offenses in Southwest Virginia. Whether you need help with a speeding ticket, reckless driving, or face DUI/DWI charges, contact the respected lawyers of Davis, Davis, & Davis Attorneys in Radford, VA today: (800) 518-4150.
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