Criminal Defense & Social Security Disability Law

Reducing The High Stakes Of Reckless Driving

If you’ve been arrested for reckless driving in Virginia, speak to an experienced defense lawyer about your options for resolving the charges against you. Reckless driving is not a minor traffic violation. Reckless driving is a serious offense with serious consequences if you are found guilty.

At the Fairfax law office of Lawrence, Smith and Gardner, we focus almost exclusively on criminal and traffic defense. Our skilled lawyers have helped many people avoid or minimize the effect of a reckless driving conviction.

For effective defense against reckless driving, DUI, speeding and other motor vehicle offenses, call 703-539-58250 or contact our firm online today. We would be happy to discuss your driving violation in a free telephone consultation.

The Serious Consequences Of A Reckless Driving Conviction In Virginia

Convictions of reckless driving can wreak havoc with your life. A serious traffic violation, it will remain on your driving record for up to 11 years. Under Virginia’s laws, the criminal sentence and other consequences of reckless driving can include:

  • Up to one year in jail
  • Up to $2,500 in fines
  • Six demerit points on your license
  • Suspension of your driver’s license for up to six months
  • Abusive driver fees of $350 per year for three years
  • Increased auto insurance rates or cancellation

In addition to the penalties imposed by the court, your insurance company and the DMV, a reckless driving record can affect your ability to get or keep a job.

While we cannot guarantee any specific result in your case, our defense lawyers have successfully negotiated dismissal or reduction of charges and favorable plea agreements for other clients.

Unlike some attorneys, we are not afraid to try your case, if that is the best option for achieving a good outcome. One former client thanked attorney Smith for his “amazing performance in court” and achieving an end result which exceeded his expectations.

In Virginia, troopers, police and other law enforcement officers charge drivers with reckless driving for a number of different driving actions, including:

  • Speeding in excess of 80 mph
  • Speeding 20 mph or more above the posted speed limit
  • Drag racing, street racing or highway racing
  • Passing or overtaking an emergency vehicle or school bus
  • Illegal passing at a railroad crossing or on a hill
  • Other dangerous or reckless driving

Do Not Put Your Future At Risk. Contact Us Today.

The mistake of reckless driving should not put the future you have planned in danger. The attorneys of Lawrence, Smith and Gardner, are here to help and prepared to fight for you. Contact us online or call our Fairfax office at 703-539-5825 to schedule a free phone consultation. We will discuss the details of your case and answer any questions you may have.