[VIDEO]How Often do People Get Jail for Virginia Reckless Driving?

It happens more often than you would think. I would venture to say that probably every day in the Commonwealth of Virginia, someone is going to jail for reckless driving in our state. Learn more about what you can do to hopefully keep yourself out of jail.

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Hello, my name is Andrew Flusche. I’m your Virginia traffic attorney and I’m here today to answer a question about how often do people actually get jail for reckless driving in Virginia. It happens more often than you would think. I would venture to say that probably every day in the Commonwealth of Virginia, someone is going to jail for reckless driving in our state.

If you didn’t realize already, reckless driving there are about a dozen different varieties of reckless driving in Virginia. The 2 most common ones that people end up with are reckless driving failure to maintain proper control, and reckless driving for speed. The reckless driving by speed statute is the main one that I see people receiving jail time on, at least in the Fredericksburg area. Depending on the area that your ticket is in, you may be looking at jail in your case. The best way to understand whether or not you’re facing a risk of jail is to call me.

I handle cases all around Fredericksburg, Stafford, King George, Spotsylvania, and Caroline. That’s the area where I can tell you, usually pretty certainly when we first talk, whether or not jail is a risk for your case or not. You may read all sorts of things on the internet that you’re going to jail if you’re going over 90, or you’re going to jail if you’re going 30 or more over the limit, or you’re going to jail if you’re going over 100. Those numbers don’t mean anything if they don’t apply for the judge that’s going to handle your case.

Every judge in Virginia can permit their own determinations about when they’re going to send you to jail for reckless driving and when they’re not, and judges do. They have very different policies of how they administer a jail sentence. That’s why you need to contact me, so I can give you the specific advice that applies to your case.

One of the most high profile cases of someone actually going to jail for Virginia reckless driving was the Nationals baseball player Jayson Werth, who went to jail for reckless driving by speed up in northern Virginia. It does happen to even people who almost have celebrity status. It happens to everyday people who are trying to provide for their families and get to work, who just made a simple mistake. Contact me today so we can discuss whether or not jail is a threat in your case

Andrew Flusche

My name is Andrew Flusche. I am a traffic and misdemeanor defense lawyer in Virginia. I limit my practice to traffic tickets and misdemeanor defense, so I know the ins and outs of these offenses. I literally wrote the book on reckless driving in Virginia which you can get on Amazon here or download for free here. I opened my practice in 2008 after earning my Juris Doctor degree from the University of Virginia School of Law. Since then I have earned over 600 5-star reviews from happy clients on Google, Yelp, Facebook, and Avvo. If you’ve been charged with a misdemeanor offense in Virginia, please don’t hesitate to contact me. Your initial consultation is always free, and you'll talk directly with me about the details of your case.
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