Chesterfield Reckless Driving Lawyer
Reckless driving citations in Virginia are criminal offenses, so you need to take them serious. If you are charged with reckless driving in Chesterfield County, Virginia you need to contact an experienced Virginia traffic lawyer as soon as possible. Chesterfield reckless driving lawyer David Long is dedicated to helping you avoid a reckless driving criminal conviction, increased insurance premiums, license suspension, and the accumulation of excessive demerit points.
Our law firm has successfully represented numerous clients who have received reckless driving tickets while driving in Chesterfield County, VA. We may be able to get your charges reduced or even dismissed in some circumstances.
Contact our Chesterfield reckless driving lawyers today for a FREE consultation to ensure your legal rights are protected: 804.285.3888.
What Are the Penalties for Reckless Driving in Chesterfield County, Virginia?
§ 46.2-868. Reckless driving; penalties.
A. Every person convicted of reckless driving under the provisions of this article shall be guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor.
B. Every person convicted of reckless driving under the provisions of this article who, when he committed the offense, (i) was driving without a valid operator’s license due to a suspension or revocation for a moving violation and, (ii) as the sole and proximate result of his reckless driving, caused the death of another, is guilty of a Class 6 felony.
Punishment for a Class 1 Misdemeanor in Virginia
§ 18.2-11. Punishment for conviction of misdemeanor.
The authorized punishments for conviction of a misdemeanor are:
(a) For Class 1 misdemeanors, confinement in jail for not more than twelve months and a fine of not more than $2,500, either or both.
(b) For Class 2 misdemeanors, confinement in jail for not more than six months and a fine of not more than $1,000, either or both.
(c) For Class 3 misdemeanors, a fine of not more than $500.
(d) For Class 4 misdemeanors, a fine of not more than $250.
For a misdemeanor offense prohibiting proximity to children as described in subsection A of § 18.2-370.2, the sentencing court is authorized to impose the punishment set forth in subsection B of that section in addition to any other penalty provided by law.
Experienced Chesterfield County, VA Reckless Driving Lawyers
Our Chesterfield reckless driving lawyers can also provide legal representation if you have been charged with Richmond reckless driving, Henrico County reckless driving, Hanover County reckless driving or Dinwiddie County, Virginia reckless driving.
Chesterfield General District Court
12th Judicial District of Virginia
Mr Carlton L. Hudson
Phone: (804) 748-1231
|Clerk’s Office Hours
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
P. O. Box 144