Jail Time for Virginia Reckless Driving Tickets


If you’re charged with reckless driving in Virginia, you could be facing jail time. Reckless driving is a class 1 misdemeanor in Virginia. This means that you could be sentenced to jail for up to 12 months.

Are you really facing jail time in your case?

This question is virtually impossible to answer in general terms. Every case is different. The best way to determine what your case outcome might be is to contact me for a free consultation. I can review your case and explain the likely outcomes.

For example, in a basic Stafford reckless driving by speed case, you might not face active jail until your speed is 100 miles per hour. But some substitute judges in Stafford are known to sentence defendants to jail starting at 95 miles per hour. And any judge can vary their standards at any time, especially if your record isn’t good or there are other aggravating factors.

Variances like this in court practice and procedure make hiring an attorney very important for reckless driving and other serious traffic offenses. Without an experienced professional on your side, it’s almost impossible to know what jail sentence you might be facing. Even if your case is one where jail isn’t likely, there are other serious implications of reckless driving tickets such as license suspension and a fine up to $2,500.

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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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