Have You Been Charged with Reckless Driving?
Law enforcement gives little thought to why they give you a ticket for reckless driving. It usually doesn’t even matter if you weren’t doing anything intentionally reckless: you were testing out the engine on your hot new car, in a hurry to get to an important meeting or jamming out to some tunes and not paying attention to the posted speed limit. What matters now is having a top-notch lawyer to represent you so that the lasting impact of this incident is as small as possible.
Reckless driving is a class one misdemeanor in the state of Virginia and carries one of the most severe punishments. Those who are convicted of driving at speeds greater than 90 miles per hour are typically given more jail time and those caught with drugs, shoplifting or embezzling money. For individuals caught driving at speeds of 85 miles per hour, suspension of the driver’s operators license may occur. In addition, jail sentences are often issued for those driving at 90 miles per hour or more.
How an Experienced Attorney Can Help You
Small traffic tickets, for speed violations a few miles above the speed limit and with fines of $100 or less, usually aren’t worth the time and trouble of fighting them in court. However, reckless driving charges come with severe consequences, some which may not fit the violation in question. These may have a lasting impact on your life. When you’re charged with reckless driving, besides worrying about fines, the suspension of your license and jail time, your driving record is at stake. The blemishes will remain for more than a decade, you may lose security clearance privileges and your ability to rent a house, get a loan or buy insurance will be negatively impacted as a result.
The experienced attorneys at The Law Office of Faraji Rosenthall will assist you in determining if any of the following factors might apply to your case:
- Excellent driving record
- Speedometer reading error
- Legitimate emergency
- Improper calibration of police radar
Work with The Law Office of Faraji Rosenthall
The team at The Law Office of Faraji Rosenthall works tirelessly to reduce your charges and punishment. They exhaust all possible resources to insure that you get the best outcome possible when you choose to work with them. They advocate fiercely on your behalf and may even be able to argue for you if you need to appear in court. They know that Virginia judges have the discretion to reduce the charges, change them or even dismiss them, and can build your case to obtain the most favorable outcome. Attorney Rosenthall fights for the rights of every client, every time. Call The Law Office of Faraji Rosenthall today to schedule an initial consultation.