Reckless driving, in Virginia, is more than a traffic offense. It is a misdemeanor, meaning that a conviction goes on your permanent criminal record and can cost you your job and eligibility for future jobs. You can go to jail for up to a year and lose your driving privileges for up to six months. In addition to being on your criminal record for the rest of your life, it remains on your driving record for 11 years and costs you six points. You can be arrested on the spot for reckless driving in Virginia, but often, you are simply issued a ticket and sent on your way.
Do not be lulled into complacency if you only received a ticket at the time of the stop. You are still facing potentially severe consequences.
The Gordon Law Firm, PC, has helped more than 3,000 people with reckless driving charges. We offer a free phone or office consultation so you can talk to an experienced Virginia reckless driving attorney and find out more about the potential consequences and how you can achieve the best possible outcome. We help drivers negotiate reduced charges or penalties, and in some cases can have a case dismissed or secure a not guilty verdict. More than 90% of our cases are negotiated with the Commonwealth Attorney and successfully resolved without a trial.
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A Fairfax reckless driving charge can be handled differently than a reckless driving ticket in Loudoun County. Prince William County lawyers who help people with reckless driving charges have different advice for people who are accused of reckless driving in Fairfax. Through knowledge gained helping thousands of people like you charged with reckless driving in Fairfax, Prince William, and Loudoun County, Carlos Wall and Alex Gordon can provide their best advice tailored for your case.
But, we also know that your reckless driving case is different because your situation is unique. The Gordon Law Firm will not treat you like you are just another number or case. We provide individualized advice to help you understand the process and work towards a successful result in your reckless driving charge in Fairfax, Prince William, or Loudoun County.
Call 703-218-8416 or complete the form on this page for a free consultation and your first step toward a second chance. Our firm serves Northern Virginia, including Fairfax County, Loudoun County, and Prince William County, Arlington, Alexandria, Manassas, Leesburg and the City of Fairfax.
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Is Jail Time a Real Risk for Me?
Jail time is a possibility for anyone accused of reckless driving, but the likelihood of receiving jail time depends on several factors including how fast you were going, or accused of going, and your previous driving record. Judges will typically hand out jail sentences to drivers who were traveling near or above 90 miles per hour. A poor driving record also increases your likelihood of going to jail. Those convicted of reckless driving at 85 mph or less rarely receive jail time.
Challenging the Evidence Against You
Police use several methods to determine speed. All are fallible. An officer may clock your speed using radar, LIDAR or by pacing you. The Gordon Law Firm has purchased radar and LIDAR devices commonly used by police in Northern Virginia so that we could gain a full understanding of how they work, their weaknesses, and the mistakes that can easily be made in operating them and effectively challenge the accuracy of their results when fighting for clients like you.
Radar and LIDAR guns must be tested, calibrated and operated in accordance with the manufacturer’s specifications or they can produce inaccurate results. Depending on the circumstances in your case, this can be crucial to having your charges dismissed or negotiating a favorable resolution without having to go to trial.
Fighting for Your Best Outcome
The Gordon Law Firm provides experienced, caring and effective legal counsel to those charged with reckless driving. We understand the pressure on you and will fight for your record and career. We do not give misinformation or false hope. A reckless driving charge can have very serious consequences, and the best outcome for you will depend on the circumstances in your case.
Attorneys Alex Gordon and Carlos Wall will assess the charges and advise you of your best defense options in cases of:
- Driving on Suspended License
- Driving without a Valid License
- Suspensions by the Virginia DMV
- Reckless Driving, including:
- Reckless Driving by Speed
- Reckless Driving for Passing a School Bus
- Reckless Driving Accident
- Improper Control or Driving with Faulty Brakes (46.2-853)
- Driving When View is Obstructed (46.2-855) / Car Overloaded (46.2-855)
- Driving Too Fast for Traffic Conditions (46.2-861)
- Racing (46.2-865)
- Not Yielding to Stationary Emergency Vehicles (46.2-921)
- Reckless Driving in Parking Lot
- Accidents involving CDL Holders, Trucks, Tractor-Trailers, and Commercial Vehicles
- Driving Without a Valid Operator's License
- Hit and Run Misdemeanor and Felony
- Eluding Misdemeanor and Felony
- Virginia DMV Points System
Ideally, we want to have your charges dismissed or secure a not guilty verdict. When that is not possible, we fight for the best outcome for you which can include:
- Having charge reduced from misdemeanor reckless driving to a traffic offense, to protect your record, career and future
- Avoid jail time
- Reduce fine and DMV demerit points
- Avoid license suspension
Schedule Your Complimentary Reckless Driving Consultation Today
A reckless driving conviction can have disproportionately severe consequences. The Gordon Law Firm gets people back on track so they can have a second chance.
To learn more about reckless driving charges and how we can protect your legal rights and your future, call now at 703-218-8416 or complete the form on this page for a free consultation. We help clients from throughout Northern Virginia, including Fairfax County, Loudoun County, Arlington, Alexandria, and Prince William County, including Manassas, Leesburg and the City of Fairfax.