Reckless driving is often defined as “crime which involves over speeding, not obeying signs and signals or distracted driving as well”. But in Virginia, mental state of that person does not matter that much, but rather a combination of violations will be considered as reckless driving. Although the law clear and well defined but in reckless driving the opinion of the police officer observes the crime, matters a lot because he is the one who apply charges on the person. But in some cases, charges are not clear-cut and lots of other factors does effect the situation such as “Reckless Driving by Accident”. Reckless driving can give hard time to those who are charged with this offense, because this is not a simple “pay and leave” kind of violation. According to the Virginia law, in general reckless driving rule, which comes under the code section 46.2-852. According to this rule any person who is driving recklessly and putting the life, limb or property of any person in danger, regardless the speed limit allowed, that person will be guilty of reckless driving. According to the Virginia law the punishments are:
- Fine of up to $2500
- A detainment of up to a half year, however in complex cases it can be up to a year
- Suspension of driving permit for a specific period.
Mostly a person accused of reckless driving will be charged by the two points, around the globe. In other countries these points will remain in the record for 3 years. But in case of US government and then specially Virginia, these rules are a little bit stricter. Therefore when a person is accused for such crime in USA then he/she will be accused of six determinant points. And these points will remain in the record for at least eleven years. Court also sentences extra penalties and fine due to previous driving record of the respective driver. That’s why these points can affect the future driving record of the driver. But in some cases driver can raise his/her voice against the punishments, so that it can be reduced, on the basis of other facts present there. But they are not as much vulnerable. And such try can only be accomplished with the help of a legal advisor or a lawyer. We have a group of trial lawyers and two former prosecutors who can manage such cases effectively.
All what you need to do is contact any of our lawyers and fix your first consultancy session with us. Punishments forced under the light of traffic code are very strict, they can even put your future driving exercises in question, therefore in order to resolve this concern you should contact SRIS Law Group. Our highly experienced and professional lawyers will guide you about the right way to deal with such situation, as well as represent you in court, and they will make sure that you will get minimum of the punishment or penalty.