Virginia Reckless Driving Lawyer

One of the main services I provide for clients is defending reckless driving tickets. I’m your Virginia reckless driving lawyer. If you have a reckless driving ticket in Spotsylvania, Stafford, Fredericksburg, King George, or Caroline, we need to talk.

What is Reckless Driving?

There are many varieties of reckless driving in Virginia. The most common one is reckless driving by speed. You can be charged with reckless driving simply for driving over 80 miles per hour.

Another common type of reckless driving ticket is written when there’s an accident. Even if you’re in a single-vehicle accident, the officers may write a reckless driving ticket for failure to maintain control or driving too fast for road conditions.

To find out the specific type of reckless driving your facing, you need to look at the ticket. You can find it underneath the section that tells you what court to appear in.

What are the Penalties?

If you are convicted of reckless driving, the judge can impose a fine of up to $2500, up to 12 months in jail, and up to six months loss of your license.

Keep in mind that those are maximum penalties and only a few cases get maxed out like that.

How Can a Virginia Reckless Driving Lawyer Help?

If you’re charged with reckless driving, we’ll talk about the facts of your case and what defenses we might have.

For example, in all speed-related cases, we need to check if the officer’s equipment was properly calibrated. If you have an accident case, the Commonwealth has to prove that you were actually reckless. Keep in mind that these are only two small examples of the many angles to examine.

Even if the Commonwealth has their evidence in order, we still may be able to work together to get your charge reduced or dismissed. If you have a good driving record, we might be able to convince the judge to give you a break on the charge.

Virginia judges have the authority to reduce reckless driving charges to a simple traffic infraction of “improper driving.” They also have the authority to send defendants to driving school to reduce, amend, or dismiss the charge.

What are you waiting for? Call me today for a free consultation, so we can evaluate your case together and see what outcomes may be possible.

Frequently Asked Questions

Should I Get a Lawyer for Reckless Driving in Virginia?

You should have a lawyer with you every time you go to court.

I’m in court nearly every day, and I see people who try to represent themselves or have a lawyer who lacks extensive experience handling reckless driving and other traffic violations.

Often, the person who has no lawyer, or an inexperienced lawyer, does not get a good result and ends up paying a hefty price.

Conversely, the person who has a lawyer like me, who works in the trenches daily, does far better and gets the best result possible for their case.

I cannot guarantee a particular result–no lawyer can–but I’ve built a strong rapport with the prosecutors, the judges, and local police officers. They know I’m a fair but tough advocate for my clients.

Many people worry about the reckless driving attorney cost, which is why they elect to represent themselves. In my experience, those folks often spend more money on fees and court costs than they should.

They also do not consider the ramifications of a guilty finding, like accumulating demerit points and potentially losing their license.

How Much Is a Lawyer for a Speeding Ticket in VA?

The average speeding ticket lawyer cost depends upon your unique circumstances.

Some of the factors an experienced traffic lawyer in Virginia will consider before establishing their fees are:

  • The complexity of the case,
  • The number of court appearances necessary to resolve the case,
  • Whether there is a good chance the case will need to go all the way to trial, and
  • The amount of work necessary to get you the best result possible.

As you can see, there are no established or arbitrary traffic lawyer fees. I prefer to discuss my fee structure with you after thoroughly discussing your case so you know what to expect.

Many people want to immediately know the average cost of a traffic lawyer in Virginia. That is understandable but impossible to answer because each case is unique.

How Can I Reduce My Reckless Driving Ticket in Virginia?

Having a lawyer who understands the law is vitally important.

A lawyer who possesses a thorough knowledge of the relevant law can argue finer legal points that could persuade a judge or prosecutor to drop or reduce your charges.

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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