Our Harrisonburg reckless driving attorneys represent individuals accused of reckless driving in numerous courts in the Shenandoah Valley, including federal courts, and other courts in Central Virginia. Our attorneys have succeeded in getting reckless driving charges reduced to simple speeding or improper driving offenses. Our Harrisonburg reckless driving attorneys have also obtained acquittals (verdicts of not guilty) for persons ticketed for reckless driving, and we have achieved this success in a variety of different cities and counties along the Interstate 81 corridor in Virginia. If you receive a citation for reckless driving please call. We just might be able to assist you.
Virginia Reckless Driving Laws
Many drivers, especially those from other states, are unpleasantly surprised that Virginia law permits police officers to issue reckless driving ticked for a wide variety of traffic infractions. Reckless driving can occur in a number of circumstances that would commonly be considered reckless, but it also permits a reckless driving charge to proceed based on speeding. When that occurs, it is critically important for drivers to try to have the charge reduced to speeding, improper driving, or even to have the charges dropped altogether.
One of the reasons drivers need to take these steps is because in Virginia, reckless driving is a Class 1 misdemeanor. It is considered a serious traffic offense and results in six demerit points being assessed against the convicted individual’s Virginia driver’s license. A conviction also carries with it the possibility of incarceration (jail time), suspension of driving privileges, and a fine of up to $2500.00.
Avoiding these types of penalties is especially important for those with commercial driver’s licenses, who depend on their ability to drive for their livelihood. It is also important for many of our clients who have security clearances, and who do not want to have to address a criminal conviction. Finally, those with bad driving records often find it useful to hire our Harrisonburg reckless driving attorneys to avoid further damaging their driving record.
Harrisonburg Traffic Ticket Lawyers
MartinWren, P.C.’s Harrisonburg traffic ticket lawyers have experience in representing teenagers, college students, adults, seniors, and elderly citizens accused of minor and serious traffic charges. Whether you have been charged with reckless driving in any form, driving on a suspended license, speeding or some other traffic offense, our experienced Harrisonburg traffic lawyers can meet with you to discuss a course of action.
If you have received a traffic ticket in the Shenandoah Valley or elsewhere in Central Virginia and would like to talk to a lawyer about your options, or if you have a question for our Harrisonburg reckless driving attorneys and Harrisonburg traffic ticket lawyers, you can reach Kirk D. Becchi in Harrisonburg at (540) 437-0001, or call MartinWren’s Charlottesville office at (434) 817-3100.
Client meetings can be scheduled at our Harrisonburg office, which is located at 1463 Brookhaven Drive, Harrisonburg, VA 22801, or at our Charlottesville office, located at 400 Locust Avenue, Suite 1, Charlottesville, VA 22902.