Fairfax Reckless Driving Attorneys
Reckless Driving in Fairfax is a serious traffic-criminal offense and not just a simple payable traffic ticket. To get the best chance to avoid the consequences of a conviction, you will need a top Attorney to defend you against a Fairfax Reckless Driving charge. There are many versions of Reckless Driving laws including by speed (46.2-862) and general (46.2-852). However, they all carry the same heavy penalties upon conviction, including up to:
1 year in Jail
Suspension of a license for 6 months
6 demerit points for a Virginia license holder
Permanent Criminal Conviction
Have an Attorney Fight Your Reckless Driving Charge in Fairfax County
Attorney John Naumovski has extensive experience fighting for clients Reckless Driving Charges. This experience allows the attorney to know which defense may work with a client’s particular set of facts. This could include having the client having their speedometer checked, doing a driver improvement course ahead of trial and other proactive measures. There are many “Reckless Driving Lawyers” in Fairfax but few with the knowledge and understanding of driving laws and local experience as Attorney John Naumovski.
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The Right Attorney Makes All the Difference
I wanted to share what I observed last week when I was in traffic court. A defendant was charged with Reckless Driving, General, obstruction of justice and driving on a suspended license. The attorney representing him focuses on criminal law and has a good reputation. Below is a summary of what I took from the case and the judge’s decision:
The defendant was following another vehicle at a high speed (the police officer claimed 65 in 35 but he did not have a radar). The officer testified the only reason a general reckless driving charge was based on the high speed. When the officer stopped the defendant, the defendant stopped for a minute but then bolted and the officer had to stop his car again. The obstruction of justice was based on the defendant taking off after initially stopping.
1. You should hire a traffic lawyer if you have a traffic matter, not a criminal defense attorney. The main reason is that a criminal lawyer’s practice is wide open and this same individual will handle all types of matters from murder to robbery to name it. This can be a problem, because traffic law has particular statutes and case law and you want someone who does this day and day out and who is familiar with how judges rule.
2. The actions by the defendant did not meet the burden of finding of guilt for general reckless driving. Speed by itself is not sufficient for a finding of guilt.
3. The obstruction of justice burden was also not met as flight by itself would not be enough for a conviction