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Category Archives: traffic violations

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5 Variations of Reckless Driving under Virginia Law

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In order to maximize safety on state roads and highways, Virginia law makes it unlawful to engage in careless or reckless driving. Virginia’s overarching definition of reckless driving includes any driving conduct that could result in harm to a person or damage to property. In addition to the general definition, Virginia law also addresses… Read More »

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Former TV Actress Causes Fatal Crash in Virginia Beach

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A former TV actress pled guilty to involuntary manslaughter after causing a fatal DUI crash in Virginia Beach, reported WTKR. The car crash in question occurred last November on Interstate 264. That is when the actress began driving in the wrong direction, traveling westbound in the eastbound lane. The actress eventually crashed into another… Read More »

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Authorities Remind Virginia Citizens About Texting While Driving

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Law enforcement authorities have issued a reminder on Virginia laws for texting while driving, according to an article by the InsideNoVa. Citizens should be aware that cell phone use can also contribute to the criminal charge of reckless driving under certain conditions. In light of this reminder, it feels like a perfect time to… Read More »

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Types of Reckless Driving in Virginia

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In Virginia, reckless driving is a serious infraction that carries heavy penalties for convicted drivers. Depending on the charges and your prior driving history, you can lose your license, go to jail for up to 12 months, or even end up in prison if your actions resulted in the serious bodily injury or death… Read More »

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DOJ Says Virginia License Suspension Law Unconstitutional

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The suspension of someone’s driver’s license is a penalty for many different crimes and misconducts under Virginia law. However, the law may have to change soon for some people facing license suspension. The United States Department of Justice (DOJ) has recently commented on a Virginia law that automatically suspends the driver’s licenses of people… Read More »

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Can a Virginia Reckless Driving Charge Put Me in Jail?

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The short answer is yes. There are several different circumstances where a reckless driving charge can land you in jail. Reckless driving is a criminal charge in Virginia and can result in serious penalties. If you are charged with reckless driving in Virginia, you should contact a skilled reckless driving attorney as soon as… Read More »

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What to Do if You Are Pulled Over While Driving

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Being pulled over is not a fun experience. Even if you do not believe you were doing anything wrong, it can still be nerve-wracking to potentially receive a ticket or even get arrested. That is why it is so important to know what to do if you are pulled over so you do not… Read More »

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Speeding Tickets in Virginia

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Speeding tickets are relatively common, but that does not mean that they should be taken lightly. Speeding tickets in Virginia can come with fines, fees, and other consequences that can seriously affect your life. You cannot ignore a speeding ticket, and it often makes sense to fight it instead of just paying the fine…. Read More »

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Virginia Woman Charged with Reckless Driving After Woman Riding Mattress on Top of Vehicle Dies

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In a strange and tragic case, a Virginia woman was charged with reckless driving after another woman was riding on an unsecured mattress on top of her van and fell to her death. Twenty-year-old Sindy Zelaya Gonzalez died when both she and the mattress fell off the moving van. The driver, Norma Guadron Canales,… Read More »

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Federal Traffic and Criminal Cases

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The DMV area (Washington D.C., Maryland, and Virginia) has some unique features that can have a huge impact on people who receive traffic tickets or are charged with crimes. One anomaly is that anyone charged with crimes on federal property, including the George Washington Parkway, will be charged with a federal crime. Federal vs…. Read More »

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