Reckless Driving by Speed in Fairfax and Northern Virginia

Criminal Defense Attorneys Serving Fairfax, Leesburg & Manassas, Virginia

 

RECKLESS DRIVING BY SPEED IN FAIRFAX, LOUDOUN, AND PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY

Reckless Driving by speed is one of the most common charges given to drivers in Northern Virginia.  The traffic defense attorneys of the Gordon Law Firm have helped more than 3000 people charged with Reckless Driving by Speed under 46.2-862.  Carlos Wall and Alex Gordon would be privileged to assist you and answer any questions.  Call our office at 703.218.8416 or text a copy of your ticket to 703.591.6682.

Virginia Code  Section 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.”

HOW THE GORDON LAW FIRM CAN HELP

Attorneys Carlos Wall and Alex Gordon can help you avoid a criminal conviction for Reckless Driving by speed through preparation of your defense, the reasons for your speeding or the equipment used to check your speed. Two common situations are first when there most motorists are going well over the speed limit on a highway and you were the first person that was stopped by a State Trooper. The second instance is when you are going 45 mph or more in a neighborhood where the speed limit is 25 mph, or 55 mph in a 35 mph. 

RECKLESS DRIVING 20 MPH OR MORE IN FAIRFAX, LOUDOUN, AND PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY

It is Reckless Driving to drive 20 mph over the speed limit in any speed zone.  This could mean 45 mph in a 25 mph zone, 55 mph in a 35 mph zone, 65 mph in a 45 mph zone, and 75 mph in a 55 mph zone is Reckless Driving in Virginia and is prosecuted in Fairfax, Loudoun, and Prince William.  An officer may track your speed using radar, lidar, or by pacing you.  You could be passing another vehicle while in traffic and just hit that speed for a few seconds. Or you were in an emergency and had to hurry to get to the airport, the hospital, or a job interview.  Sometimes these explanations to the trooper will result in a favorable reduction of the charge at the scene.  However, telling them you were late gives them a reason for proving you were speeding.

RECKLESS DRIVING OVER 80 MPH IN FAIRFAX, LOUDOUN, AND PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY

Regardless of the speed limit posted, going over 80 mph is Reckless Driving.  Any speeds over 85 mph is a big risk for losing your driver’s license up to six months.  If you are accused of driving over 80 mph in Fairfax, Loudoun, and Prince William County, judges are less likely to reduce the charge from the misdemeanor.  That is why it is very important to have a lawyer in a Reckless Driving case in northern Virginia.  If you go to court by yourself, you may leave the courtroom with just a fine and no loss of license, but you would have a permanent misdemeanor Reckless Driving conviction on your record. 

Alex and Carlos have defended drivers with Reckless Driving charges more than 3000 times where the client was accused of going over 80 mph in Fairfax, Loudoun, and Prince William County.  We look forward to discussing with you the circumstances of your Reckless Driving case and developing a strategy for success to fight for a reduction of the charge to a simple traffic offense or avoid the serious consequences that might occur if convicted of the misdemeanor

RECKLESS DRIVING OVER 90 OR 100 MPH IN FAIRFAX, LOUDOUN, AND PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY

Going 90 to 100 mph or more in Fairfax, Loudoun, and Prince William County is not only Reckless Driving but has a very possible chance of jail time and a loss of privilege to drive.  It is under very specific circumstances that an individual will avoid jail time at these speeds.  

The good news is that The Gordon law Firm has represented hundred of people that were accused of these high speed.  It is important to discuss the events that led to the Reckless Driving charge.  We listen carefully to your concerns and your circumstances to develop a plan to present the best possible case to the Commonwealth Attorney for a potential reduction of the charge to a non-misdmeanor traffic offense.

It is also important to understand that the risk of jail time is real at certain speeds and circumstances. The odds of a reduction at high speeds can be severely reduced. In cases like these, limiting jail time or the length of loss of license is often the main goal of our clients.

These case require experience, skill, and persistence. Alex Gordon and Carlos Wall will bring our combined 35 years of experience to fight for you if you give us the opportunity.

CONTACT THE GORDON LAW FIRM FOR YOUR  RECKLESS DRIVING BY SPEED CHARGE

Remember, Reckless Driving is not just a driving infraction but a misdemeanor crime.  In some of the lesser-speed Reckless Driving cases in Fairfax, Loudoun, and Prince William County, we can represent you in court  and have your appearance waived, so that you won't have to miss work or family obligations.  Alex Gordon and Carlos Wall provide a free consultation to discuss your Reckless Driving by speed case and we will answer all of your questions.  Together we can decide the best course of action.  Call our law firm at 703.218.8416 or text a copy of your ticket to 703.591.6682 for a free consultation.