Reckless Driving Charges & Protecting Your Rights

Like DUIs, many assume there is no defense against a reckless driving charge. Changing your mindset about this is critical because these charges have severe consequences in Virginia, ranging from significant fines to losing your driver’s license and potential jail time. When you face a reckless driving charge, seek the guidance of an experienced criminal defense attorney who can protect your rights. Select Law Partners understands the gravity of reckless driving charges, and we can deliver comprehensive legal solutions to our clients.

What Is Reckless Driving?

In Virginia, reckless driving requires driving in any manner as to endanger the limb, life, or property of yourself or another. There are also specific actions could lead to reckless driving charges being brought against you, which include:

  • Traveling at more than 20 mph over the posted speed limit
  • Traveling in excess of 80 mph
  • Driving without proper control or with inadequate or fault brakes
  • Passing on or at the crest or grade, on a curve, or at a railroad grade crossing
  • Driving with view obstructed or control impaired
  • Passing two vehicles abreast
  • Failing to give proper signals
  • Driving too fast for highway or traffic conditions
  • Racing

The Benefit of Legal Counsel 

Having an experienced attorney review and assist with your case can make a substantial difference in your case’s outcome. Criminal defense attorneys will examine the evidence that the prosecution has against you. They do this to isolate discrepancies or weaknesses in the evidence. After examining your case, attorneys may be able to negotiate with the prosecutor to reduce the charges or potentially dismiss the case. 

If your case proceeds to trial, having an attorney is paramount because they will represent you and your interests and develop an appropriate defense based on what occurred. An experience attorney can challenge the evidence against you by:

  • Proving that you lacked intent (or knowledge), i.e., you didn’t act with willful or wanton disregard for the safety of others. 
  • Challenging how your speed was determined 
  • Justifying your actions because of an emergency 
  • Demonstrating a vehicle was malfunctioning
  • Challenging the credibility of witnesses 
  • Determining that your constitutional rights were violated during the investigation or arrest.

Meet with a Criminal Defense Attorney The attorneys at Select Law Partners, PLLC have decades of experience representing clients charged with reckless driving. We are committed to delivering exceptional legal representation for our clients, ensuring their rights are always protected. Schedule a consultation with us today to receive the representation you need and deserve.

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