[VIDEO] Reduce Reckless Driving to Improper Driving

Find out when it’s possible to have your charge reduced to improper driving. Contact my office so we can have a free consultation and go over all the details.

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Hi, I’m Andrew Flusche, your Virginia Traffic Attorney. You’re here to find out whether or not your reckless driving charge can be reduced to improper driving. Let’s talk about it.

In Virginia, reckless driving is a Class 1 misdemeanor. It’s the highest level of misdemeanor offense there is. But, the law says that the prosecutor or the judge can reduce the charge to improper driving which is low-level traffic ticket. It’s only 3 points and it goes away from your record in 3 years if you’re a Virginia driver. But is it something that we can shoot for in your case?

The facts of the case matter a whole lot as well as your prior driving record and, of course, what judge you have. Different judges have different ideas and different kind of policies of when they’ll consider improper driving or when they won’t. In the Fredericksburg area, one thing that can determine whether or not improper is an option for you is simply the nature of the charge. Are you charged with reckless driving for speed or are you charged with reckless driving for some accident or under the general rule for some other behavior?
If it’s a speed-related case, a lot of the judges in the Fredericksburg area would prefer if they’re going to give you a break to reduce it to something like a simple speeding ticket so it still is a speed-related offense. If you have one of those cases, definitely contact me to see what kind of reduction we might can get in your case but improper driving is probably not going to be the outcome.

If you are charged with an accident or sometimes of other reckless driving charge, improper driving may very well be possible. This applies for some of the borderline cases, or maybe there’s evidence that you did something wrong but there’s not evidence that you were truly reckless. For example, a lot of rear-end collisions end up as a reckless driving ticket where you did indeed hit the person from behind. You are, maybe, civilly responsible for the damages but there’s no evidence that you were actually being reckless by texting or something like that. It’s just a moment of inattention at the wrong time. That’s the kind of case where improper driving may very well be an option for you.

If you have a reckless driving ticket, you definitely need to get my free book so you can learn more about reckless driving defense. Also, contact my office so we can have a free consultation and go over all the details with you about whether or not improper driving is an option or maybe even have your case completely dismissed.

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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