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Tag Archives: Virginia Reckless Driving Defense Attorneys

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Intoxicated Reckless Driver Eludes Police with Baby in Car

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A Virginia man faces reckless driving and other criminal charges after driving drunk and eluding police in a high-speed chase in Newport News, reported CBS affiliate WAVY. In the process, the man also endangered the lives of his wife and infant child, as they were passengers in his vehicle. This traffic incident began at… Read More »

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Labor Day Weekend Leads to Increased Reckless Driving in Virginia

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Over the course of Labor Day weekend this year, counties across Virginia experienced a substantial increase in reckless driving and driving under the influence, reported ABC affiliate WVEC. Additionally, the number of fatal automotive accidents during the holiday weekend reached a three-year high. The Virginia State Police reported 12 deaths over the course of… Read More »

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Virginia Man Charged with Reckless Driving After Fatal Accident

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A Virginia man faces criminal charges for reckless driving and failure to maintain control after causing a fatal crash in Hanover County, reported WTVR. The car accident in question occurred on Interstate 295 near the Meadowbridge Road exit in Mechanicsville. At approximately 12:40 a.m. on Monday, May 14, 2018, the Virginia man was driving… Read More »

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Six Potential Consequences of Reckless Driving in Virginia

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In order to preserve highway safety, the Commonwealth of Virginia operates strict laws and penalties for reckless driving. Virginia uses a broad standard that encompasses most types of dangerous or careless driving conduct. Furthermore, severe penalties exist to discourage and deter reckless driving in Virginia. While each reckless driving case is unique, Virginia employs… Read More »

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Virginia Senate Passes Bill to Relax Reckless Driving Standards

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The Virginia Senate passed a bill to relax certain speeding standards for the criminal charge of reckless driving, reported WTOP. The Senate bill proposes to increase the upper limit of a reckless speeding charge from 80 to 85 miles per hour. Before dissecting the Virginia Senate’s proposed changes, the following sections will provide an… Read More »

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Overview of Aggressive Driving in Virginia

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Not to be confused with reckless driving, aggressive driving is a separate offense in Virginia. In order to differentiate between these two offenses, the following sections will provide an overview of Virginia laws and penalties for aggressive driving. Definition of Aggressive Driving in Virginia The overarching law against aggressive driving appears in Code of… Read More »

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Reckless Driving Leaves Two People With Severe Injuries in Virginia

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A 22-year-old woman from Lanexa, Virginia, faces criminal charges for reckless driving after smashing into a broken down SUV on the shoulder of Route 60, according to an article by WTVR. This car accident occurred in New Kent County at approximately 2:55 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day. Around that time, the SUV broke down on… Read More »

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Can I Appeal My Virginia Reckless Driving Charge?

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In Virginia, reckless driving is a criminal charge that can remain on your record and possibly interfere with your ability to get a job in the future. Furthermore, a reckless driving charge can come with a fine of up to $2,500, up to a year in jail, a license suspension for up to six… Read More »

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Reckless Driving Defenses in Virginia

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If you are charged with reckless driving in Virginia, it does not mean that you will automatically be convicted. It is up to the Commonwealth of Virginia to prove that all of the elements of the specific kind of reckless driving charged have been met. There are many defenses to reckless driving, and a… Read More »

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Reckless Driving Penalties in Virginia

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Reckless driving is a crime in Virginia and can come with many different penalties depending on the circumstances and severity. A reckless driving charge can come from something as simple as going 20 miles over the speed limit or driving over 80 miles an hour. A driver can also be charged with reckless driving… Read More »

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