It is a situation seen all too often by the attorneys with our firm. When you saw the officer approach and ask for your license, you hoped you would be let off with a warning. You thought, at worst, you might get a traffic ticket. You had no idea you could end up with a criminal charge against you, facing the possibility of jail time as a result of being charged with reckless driving by speed. When a traffic stop turns into a criminal case, contact an experienced Fairfax traffic lawyer. You can visit our Fairfax reckless driving lawyer page if you have been charged with that type of violation. Or, if you have been charged with a Virginia traffic violation outside of Fairfax, visit this page.
When fighting reckless driving charges, our clients can lean on the legal knowledge of the attorneys at our firm. We stay current in all different areas of law pertaining to traffic violations and the penalties that would be associated with them. We will never be caught off guard with a type of charge or any other obstacle thrown up by the prosecution in your case. We have represented other clients against similar charges, and while your case will be unique in that the facts surrounding each case are always unique, our lawyers will still understand how to create the best strategy for your defense and employ any relevant information that will help you obtain a positive result.
Experienced Fairfax Speeding Lawyer
Virginia traffic law has at least twenty sections pertaining to reckless driving. Actions considered to be criminally dangerous include passing illegally and failure to yield. Perhaps the most commonly charged criminal traffic offense, however, is speed-related reckless driving. There are three types of reckless driving by speed:
- Driving in excess of 20 mph above the posted limit
- Driving in excess of 80 mph, regardless of the posted limit
- Driving too fast for conditions
If you are charged with reckless driving as a result of any of these actions, you could be facing up to one year in jail, a $2,500 fine, and a six month suspension of your driver’s license. For your best chance of avoiding these consequences, it is wise to seek representation from one of the qualified attorneys with our firm. If you have any other questions about these laws and what you could be facing during the course of a trial, please contact us for more information about the services we can provide in your defense. You can also visit the Virginia DMV website for more information about specific traffic charges and what you might be facing if you are found to be violating any of them.
Fairfax Traffic Lawyer for Your Defense
When it comes to speed-related reckless driving charges, you are not fighting a simple traffic ticket. You are fighting a criminal charge that, upon conviction, can lead to jail time and a criminal record that can haunt you the rest of your life. You need an attorney with the experience and skill to successfully handle your case, crafting an aggressive, proactive defense to protect you from the negative consequences of a criminal conviction. With careful investigation and examination of the details of your case, your attorney will work with you to build the optimum defense strategy. If you or a loved one has had any issues allegedly violating a traffic law in the state of Maryland, we have attorneys in that area that can help as well.
Our team is made up of experienced defense attorneys who have continually proven successful at defending clients against serious traffic charges including DUI, reckless driving, and driving under a suspended license. Whether your reckless driving case is charged as a misdemeanor or, as in the case of reckless driving causing death, a felony, we are well-equipped to represent you in court.
Whether you want to fight a Fairfax traffic ticket or you need solid defense against a criminal traffic charge, we are ready to handle your case. For a free consultation of your speed-related reckless driving charge or other serious traffic offense, call our office today.