Were you surprised, perhaps even shocked, to be pulled over and charged with a criminal offense? Driving fast can be the rush of a lifetime, especially for those who love cars, but the possibility of endangering the lives of others on the road is going to make an officer of the law quite furious. Not only can speeding lead to these charges, but also if you are caught trying to pass an ambulance or fire truck as they are en route, that is cause for reckless driving charges. In many cases of reckless driving, there is often the use of alcohol as well, likely accounting for the drivers fast speeds, though this is not always the case.
If you have received one or more traffic tickets since you began driving, the next one could be anything but a routine traffic stop. The Commonwealth of Virginia takes reckless driving seriously, and you will face much harsher penalties than for a normal traffic offense.
To start your defense, contact our Virginia Beach reckless driving lawyer today.
Some of the most common offenses that will lead to a reckless driving arrest in Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Norfolk and other Hampton Roads cities are:
These are Class I misdemeanors – a conviction could result in losing your driver’s license, being forced to pay up to $2,500 in fines and being sent to jail for as long as a year. These categories, depending on the event, may all be included in the reckless driving charges, or perhaps just one. Either way, if you are being accused of reckless driving and convicted, there is a likelihood that it will remain on your records for over a decade, with possible jail time, fines, and loss of license. It is vital to contact a Virginia Beach reckless driving attorney who specializes in criminal defense charges relating to reckless driving so that you can receive the proper legal counsel that you deserve.
Jerrell Johnson’s 15 years as a police officer make him uniquely qualified to defend you against a reckless driving charge. Jerrell and his team at JRLaw PLC will thoroughly investigate the evidence against you, diligently working to have your case dropped or to prove your innocence.
Don’t wait – contact a Virginia Beach reckless driving lawyer at JRLaw PLC now to talk about your case.
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