Will I go to Jail for Virginia Reckless Driving?

will i go to jail for reckless driving in VA

One question on many people’s minds when they’re facing a Virginia reckless driving charge is whether or not they’re going to go to jail. A lot of attorney websites and marketing materials talk about JAIL, JAIL, JAIL.

The best advice we can give you is to talk with a reputable, local, experienced traffic attorney who practices in the court where your ticket is pending.

In most cases that we handle for reckless driving tickets around the Fredericksburg area, jail time is not a realistic threat.

Read to learn more about jail time and reckless driving charges. If you have questions about your case, contact Flusche & Fitzgerald today.

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Is Jail Time Common For Reckless Driving Charges?

It is a fairly unusual consequence for a reckless driving ticket. Although it is technically allowed in any case of reckless driving, the judges have a lot of discretion in determining who goes to jail and who doesn’t.

Unless your case is a high-speed case or has other bad facts, jail is not normally a risk.

The problem is that you don’t know where your case falls on the spectrum and it depends on the local court and the judge where your case is being handled.

That’s why you need to talk with a local, experienced traffic attorney in that court, to find out if your case is a case that’s considered at risk for jail in that court.

Attorneys who use scare tactics are simply scaring you into hiring them. I don’t do that. When people call me to find out about if they’re at risk of jail, I will tell you right up front whether or not I think there’s a risk of jail or not in your Virginia reckless driving case.

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Contact Our VA Reckless Driving Defense Attorneys Today

You need an attorney’s help with your reckless driving defense. At Flusche & Fitzgerald, our experienced reckless driving attorneys have extensive experience handling these cases.

We also service surrounding Virginia areas such as Spotsylvania, Stafford, Fredericksburg, King George, and Caroline traffic courts.

If you’ve been charged with reckless driving in Virginia, contact our office today to discuss your case and begin your defense.

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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