Is Reckless Driving a Felony?

No. Reckless driving in Virginia is a misdemeanor offense. It is a charge where you’re facing the maximum of one year in jail, up to a $2,500.00 fine and up to six months loss of your driver’s license.

The difference between a misdemeanor and a felony is that a misdemeanor’s maximum punishment is up to one year in jail. Now different levels of misdemeanors have lower levels of punishment than that but the maximum for a misdemeanor is one year in jail. A felony; however, would normally be punished by prison time up to more than a year. That doesn’t mean you’ll have to get more than a year if you’re charged with a felony. It just means the maximum punishment is more than a year in jail.

But even though reckless driving is not a felony that does not mean you should just go to court by yourself or ignore the ticket. It’s still a case where you want to give me a call to discuss your options on how we can maybe even beat the case because it is a misdemeanor. That’s a crime. For many people, that could cause issues with your insurance, with your license, with your job. It’s something that you definitely want to talk with me about to see if we could have your case dismissed or at least maybe reduced to a non criminal offense, perhaps maybe doing something like a driver improvements course.

To get information about how to handle your reckless driving case, call me today for a free consultation or go ahead and get started right now be requesting a copy of my free book, How to Fight Virginia Reckless Driving Ticket.

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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, and Facebook. 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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