Reckless Driving

Many unsuspecting drivers learn the hard way about Virginia State reckless driving laws.  Many believe they were "just speeding" and are surprised that Virginia speeding laws can amount to Reckless Driving and are not prepayable offenses.  The Courts require either the defendant or their lawyer appearing in court.  


Virginia Code § 46.2-862 states:  "A person shall be guilty of reckless driving who drives a motor vehicle on the highways in the Commonwealth (i) at a speed of twenty miles per hour or more in excess of the applicable maximum speed limit or (ii) in excess of eighty miles per hour regardless of the applicable maximum speed limit."  


Virginia Code § 46.2-868 states, "Every person convicted of reckless driving ... shall be guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor" which according to Virginia Code  § 18.2-11 are punishable by confinement in jail for not more than twelve months and a fine of not more than $2,500, either or both."

Our Firm welcomes clients charged with reckless driving in: Northampton County General District Court located at 5229 The Hornes P.O. Box 125 Eastville, VA 23347. If you need representation, let us help!  Our competitive flat fee rate will make your legal fees predictable with no hidden costs or charges. 

Paul M. McDermott, Esq.

One Columbus Center

Suite 600

Virginia Beach, VA 23462


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