Case Results for accusations of Reckless Driving at 85 mph.
It is very easy to be charged with Reckless Driving for driving 85 mph in a 55 mph zone in Northern Virginia. Last year in the Fairfax County General District Court nearly 6,000 people were charged with Reckless Driving by Speed under Virginia Code Section 46.2-862. The numbers of people charged with Reckless Driving in Prince William County, Loudoun County, and Arlington are also very high.
The consequences for a Reckless Driving conviction can be serious, even for a speed as low as 85 in a 55.
THE CASE RESULTS LISTED BELOW DEPEND UPON A VARIETY OF FACTORS UNIQUE TO EACH CASE. THESE CASE RESULTS DO NOT GUARANTEE OR PREDICT A SIMILAR RESULT IN ANY FUTURE CASE UNDERTAKEN BY THE GORDON LAW FIRM.
Link to PDF of All results for Reckless Driving 85 mph for The Gordon Law Firm between 2016 and 2020
Between January 1, 2016 until March 2020, the lawyers of The Gordon Law Firm have represented 86 people accused of travelling exactly 85 miles per hour in Fairfax, Loudoun, Arlington, and Prince William county courts. Each of those people were accused of misdemeanor Reckless Driving under Virginia Code Section 46.2-862.
Here is what our law firm was able to achieve for our clients:
Only 2 of 86 clients of the firm were convicted of Reckless Driving.
39 of the 86 clients had their misdemeanor charges reduced to a regular speeding ticket. The end result was only a traffic violation for speeds between 9 to 19 miles above the speed limit. If the client had a Virginia driver’s license, they would have had 3 or 4 demerit points on their record. If they had a Maryland driver’s license, the Virginia speeding ticket would result in zero points on their Maryland record.
4 of the 86 clients had their charges reduced to the traffic infraction of Failure to Obey a Highway Sign, a three demerit point traffic violation in Virginia.
4 of our client’s cases were dismissed.
35 of the 86 clients had their charges reduced to a speeding ticket at the same speed. This would result in a 6 demerit point violation if they has a Virginia license. If they had a Maryland license, they would have no points assessed.
2 other clients had their charges reduced to non-moving violations like Defective Equipment. Those violations carry zero points.
Why are the results different?
It can be difficult to explain why one person had a different result from another person. Every case is different. Every one of the above clients were pulled over under different circumstances. There could have been differences in a client’s driving record and what the client did to help our law firm be prepared for court. The attitude of the police officer or state trooper also makes a difference. Prosecutors and judges also play an important role in how a case may be resolved.
However, what does not change in each of these 86 cases, is that The Gordon Law Firm was the law firm fighting for each of these clients.
Please consider that the two people that were convicted of Reckless Driving avoided jail time. Only one client had their license suspended and they had a previous Reckless Driving conviction. Many of the 84 other clients others on this list also had prior convictions for prior speeding tickets and Reckless Driving, but avoided a new misdemeanor conviction with our help.
Alex Gordon and Carlos Wall look forward to the opportunity to help you.
To talk to Alex Gordon or Carlos Wall and learn how we can help you get on the road to the best possible outcome, please call The Gordon Law Firm at 703-218-8416 or text us a picture of your ticket to 703.591.6682 for a free consultation.