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Category Archives: Reckless Driving

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What Happens If I’m Charged With Reckless Driving In Virginia?

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Reckless driving can come in many shapes and sizes in Virginia. Though there is a general definition under Code of Virginia Section 46.2-852. This offense occurs when a driver operates a vehicle in a reckless or dangerous fashion — thereby creating a risk of property damage, physical injury, or death. But Virginia law does… Read More »

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Reckless Driving Injures Virginia State Police Officer

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A Virginia man faces reckless driving charges after allegedly crashing into and injuring a state trooper on Interstate 664, according to an article by 13News Now. This incident occurred on June 10 at approximately 8 a.m. At that point, a Virginia State Trooper was traveling on I-664 and stopped to assist a vehicle. While… Read More »

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Virginia Woman Charged With Reckless Driving & Other Offenses

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Police arrested a Virginia woman for reckless driving and other offenses after a high-speed chase, according to an article by ABC affiliate WRIC. This incident occurred on Tuesday, August 16 at approximately 8 a.m. That is when police observed a speeding passenger vehicle that was cutting around other traffic on Interstate 95. When police… Read More »

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Can I Face Virginia Reckless Driving Charges For Passing Vehicles?

By Simms Showers LLP |

Reckless driving in Virginia is a broadly construed criminal offense that can involve various types of conduct. From a macro standpoint, this offense requires a driver to operate a vehicle in a reckless or dangerous fashion that creates a likelihood of property damage, physical injury, or death. Before proceeding any further, it is important… Read More »

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Virginia Reckless Driving Crash Causes 2 Deaths & 7 Injuries

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A 25-year-old man from Houston, Texas faces criminal charges for reckless driving in Virginia after allegedly causing an accident that resulted in two deaths and injuries to seven people, according to an article by ABC affiliate WJLA. On Thursday, September 8 at approximately 8:30 p.m., the Texas man was driving an RV eastbound on… Read More »

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Virginia Man Guilty Of Reckless Driving By Speed In Loudoun County

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A Loudoun County jury reached a guilty verdict in reckless driving, recommending the maximum fine allowable under Virginia law, according to an article by the Loudoun Times-Mirror. The underlying incident in this case occurred on November 28, 2020 at approximately 9:30 a.m. At that point, a deputy with the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office observed… Read More »

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When Does A Street Race Become Reckless Driving In Virginia?

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Within the domain of reckless driving under Virginia law, there are specific provisions dedicated to street racing. Any person who engages in a street race between at least two vehicles can face the standard charges and penalties for reckless driving, though in certain cases the punishment for street racing can exceed the statutory penalties… Read More »

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4 Situations Where Passing Other Vehicles Is Reckless Driving in Virginia

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There are many forms of reckless driving in the Virginia Criminal Code. There is a general rule against this type of conduct on the roads, prohibiting harmful and dangerous operation of vehicles. In addition, Virginia reckless driving charges can apply to the passing or overtaking of other vehicles. As a reminder, any person who… Read More »

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Virginia Reckless Driver Appeals Conviction In Federal Court

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A Virginia man convicted for a reckless driving incident in 2017 recently filed an appeal in federal court, according to an article by WTOP. The underlying incident in this case occurred on September 8, 2017. On that date, the Virginia man was driving a food truck to Ashburn for a football game. After driving… Read More »

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Breaking Down 5 Variations Of Reckless Driving In Virginia

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Code of Virginia Section 46.2-852 establishes Virginia’s overarching prohibition against reckless driving. Whenever a driver operates their vehicle in a way that threatens people or property, it likely qualifies as reckless driving under Virginia law. That being said, there are many other variations of reckless driving in Virginia. Furthermore, a conviction for any type… Read More »

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