Stafford County Reckless Driving
When a traffic violation goes beyond mere civil infraction to a criminal misdemeanor charge, you need an experienced Stafford reckless driving attorney in your corner. As a misdemeanor offense, reckless driving can yield serious consequences for those convicted:
- Fine of up to $2,500
- License suspension of up to 6 months
- Conviction on DMV record for 11 years
- Jail sentence of up to 1 year
- Permanent criminal record
As a Class I misdemeanor, its punishments mimic other misdemeanor offenses such as assault and battery, marijuana possession, DWI, petty theft, and domestic violence. It is a criminal offense which reaps the same consequences other criminal acts. If you have been charged with a traffic crime, your best defense is at the hands of a attorney to help represent you. This is true even if you have been charged in another part of Virginia.
Reckless Driving Charges in Stafford County
Virginia traffic laws are among the most stringent in the nation. In Stafford County, there are harsh penalties for traffic offenses considered to be reckless driving. They include but are not limited to:
- Speeding in excess of 80 mph, regardless of the posted limit
- Speeding 20 mph or more above the posted limit
- Passing an emergency vehicle
- Passing a school bus
- Passing on the crest of a hill
- Passing at a railroad crossing
- Passing two vehicles abreast
How Is Reckless Driving Determined?
While some of these serious traffic violations have concrete stipulations, others, such as reckless driving “generally” or “driving too fast for conditions” are more subjective. Regardless of the offense with which you have been charged, a qualified legal professional will evaluate your case to find the strongest defense options.
If you are charged with reckless driving in Stafford County Virginia, your case will likely be heard at the Stafford General District Court, located at 1300 Courthouse Road in Stafford, Virginia. Thomas Soldan is experienced in the local court as well as in District Courts throughout Virginia. Attorney Soldan will handle your defense for the best result, working to obtain a dismissal or acquittal, and barring that possibility, will work to have your charges reduced to a civil traffic violation.
For a free consultation with an experienced legal professional, call Thomas Soldan Attorney at Law.