Most people have been pulled over at least once for a traffic violation. More often than not, the traffic offense is minor, involving only a warning or, at worst, a traffic ticket and a fine to pay. However, some violations are considered so serious that they carry criminal prosecution. Reckless driving is considered a criminal offense in the Commonwealth of Virginia, and being convicted can lead to substantial fines, loss of driving privileges, and even jail time. If you have been charged, you do not have to simply accept the charge. Protect yourself and your family by fighting back with the help of an experienced reckless driving lawyer.
There are several traffic offenses which are considered to be reckless driving. Among these violations are excessive speed (20 mph or more above the posted limit), failure to signal, failure to yield to an emergency vehicle, drag racing, aggressive driving (weaving in and out of traffic), passing a stopped school bus, and passing a vehicle on a curve. If you have been charged with these or any other offense that carries criminal prosecution, a we can help you uncover the best defense options for your case.
For individuals charged in northern Virginia, attorney Thomas Soldan offers convenience and superior legal services through at his Leesburg office. Mr. Soldan has the resources, knowledge, and experience to craft a strong defense against these or any other criminal charges that you may face. As an experienced attorney, he understands the biases of the local courts and can work with those opinions and assumptions to cast your case in the best possible light. Whether aggressively fighting for a dismissal of charges or negotiating sentencing options to minimize the impact on your life, your lawyer will work tirelessly to obtain the best possible result to your case. You can also visit our dedicated reckless driving attorney page for more information.
Reckless driving is a difficult charge to understand for a couple of reasons. First of all, the rules change drastically from state to state, and the Commonwealth of Virginia has some of the strictest rules regarding this violation in the Nation. If you are from out of state originally, or even if you are just traveling through Virginia on your way to another state, you could get slapped with a moving violation that could result in a criminal conviction and very serious penalties. If you have any questions about why you were issued the reckless driving charge, or the specific laws that you were accused of violating, our attorneys can help answer any questions you might have.
If you are entering a trial, either for a reckless driving charge in Virginia or for any criminal matter, the best way to make sure that you are receiving a fair shake, and that your interests are protected, is to fully understand the charges you are facing and the methods your attorney is using while organizing your defense. If you don’t understand any aspect of your case, it is possible that you might miss an important deadline to file some paperwork, or simply fail to appear at the date and time that you should. We will make sure that you are doing everything in your power to enable us to defend you tirelessly until the ultimate resolution in your case.
A reckless driving charge is not just an enhanced version of a traffic ticket. If you treat it with the nonchalance that you would a normal speeding ticket, you could be facing some serious criminal penalties, as well as reduced or revoked driving privileges. If you rely on your ability to drive to earn a living for you and your family, this can present some serious problems. Our attorneys will work tirelessly to protect your driving privileges, while also attempting to minimize the rest of the other penalties that accompany a conviction.
If you have been charged with a serious traffic offense in northern Virginia, call (703) 957-7373 for a free consultation with Virginia reckless driving attorney Thomas Soldan.