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Tag Archives: Virginia Reckless Driving Defense Attorney

Reckless Driving Basics

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Reckless driving is a charge that is unique to Virginia. Some people who are travelling through Virginia are surprised when after getting pulled over, instead of just getting a ticket, they end up with a criminal charge. It is important that both Virginians, and anyone who may be driving through Virginia, understand a little… Read More »

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Virginia Senate Bill 768 Softens the Reckless Driving Law

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In a victory for Virginia drivers recently, Senate lawmakers in Virginia voted 26 to 14 in favor of Senate Bill 768, which proposed an increase in the speed for which a driver can receive a Class 1 misdemeanor for reckless driving. This new law will make it a little easier on drivers, especially those… Read More »

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Virginia is Not for Speeders: Out-of-state Drivers Beware

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Almost everyone you meet will admit they have received a traffic ticket at some point in their life. No doubt, most people violate minor traffic laws at some point. Some states definitely have harsher punishments than others. Virginia traffic lawyers see a lot of tickets issued to out-of-state drivers, sometimes disproportionate to the total… Read More »

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Youth Charged with Felony Murder in Car Chase Death

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An 18-year-old man is charged with felony murder, grand theft auto, fleeing the police, and multiple counts of reckless driving in a case that ultimately led to the tragic death of an innocent man on his way to go shopping for Christmas presents. Felony Murder Felony murder is statutorily defined as “[t]he killing of… Read More »

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Fatal Alcohol Involved Crash Leads to Serious Charges

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A man is charged with DUI and involuntary manslaughter in the wake of a fatal accident on Route 13 in Accomack County. Virginia state troopers responded to the one-car crash on the evening of December 9th. It is suspected that speeding and alcohol contributed to the driver losing control of the vehicle and spinning… Read More »

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Holiday Traffic Fatality Concerns See Spike in Enforcement Efforts

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Concerns over safety prompted the Commonwealth of Virginia to step up its police presence on the highways over Thanksgiving weekend this year. According to reports, the past year has seen an increase in death tolls on Virginia’s highways. Additionally, the highly publicized dangers of driving Thanksgiving weekend have caused concern as well. Whether the… Read More »

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Reckless Driving Charge in Fatal Crash on U.S. 15

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A woman from Madison County was killed while a passenger in a single car accident in Culpepper County, Virginia. The driver of the vehicle lost control while driving south on U.S. Highway 15, running off the left side of the road into a row of cedar trees. The 21-year-old driver was treated for injuries,… Read More »

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Semi-Driver Charged with Reckless Driving in I-95 Turnover

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The driver of a tractor trailer has been charged with reckless driving after a crash that overturned his trailer and completely blocked all southbound lanes of Interstate 95 in South Richmond, Virginia. The trailer ran off the interstate and hit the left barrier before overturning. Police believe fatigue was a factor. This seems to… Read More »

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School Principal from North Carolina Facing Felony Charges in Virginia Accident

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A North Carolina school principal faces felony charges in the aftermath of an accident involving a minor. In addition to reckless driving, he is charged with fleeing the scene of an accident. Rickey Eley has resigned from his job as principal of Bertie High School in Windsor, NC, according to reports. His attorney claims… Read More »

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Legal Lessons from Fatal Police Chase Crash: Part 1

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Man Charged in Fatal Police Chase Crash to Undergo Mental Evaluation A Virginia man facing a variety of charges (including murder) for a police chase that ended in a fatal crash has been ordered to undergo a mental evaluation before he stands trial. Rakim Kilpatrick of Richmond, who has a history of mental issues… Read More »

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