What is the Penalty for Reckless Driving in Virginia?

For those of you non-Virginia drivers (and for some Virginians) you will be surprised to learn that reckless driving in Virginia is not a simple speeding ticket. Rather, it is a Class I misdemeanor and therefore is in the same category as assaults, DUIs and petty theft. A conviction for reckless driving incudes a potential maximum jail sentence of one (1) year, a $2,500 fine, and possible license suspension.

While (at least in my practice) most reckless driving convictions do not result in jail time, you must consult an attorney if charged. As you might imagine, criminal convictions can have long-lasting, unintended consequences.

If you are facing a reckless driving charge in Virginia feel free to give James a call for a Free Consultation at 703-584-7277.

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