30th Jan 2013
Reckless Driving by Speed | For Those Alleged to be going over 90 miles to 100 miles and beyond
In Virginia Speed Matters: Having the Right Attorney Matters
Getting Reckless Driving in Virginia based on speed is bad enough. But when a trooper or local police officer alleges that you were traveling in excess of 90 miles an hour, or even over 100 miles an hour, things go from bad to worse. Judges take into account speed in making a decision and the higher the speed, the more severe a punishment one can be looking at. Most judges in Virginia will not hesitate to give active jail time for drivers going above 90 miles. Suspension of license is also very likely as well as a large court fine (up to $2,500).
I have handled successfully numerous Reckless Driving Cases dealing with speeds above 90 miles, 100 miles and beyond
My practice is focused on defending individuals charged with criminal-traffic law. What is “criminal-traffic law”? deals with traffic cases that are treated by Virginia law as criminal cases, such as reckless driving, driving on a suspended license and DUI and DWI. The reality is that a small number of Virginia reckless driving tickets are given out for speeds in excess of 90 miles. In my opinion, this creates a dilemma for those charged with such speeds:
1. A traffic judge may see someone charged with speeds above 90 miles once every few days. Beyond 100 miles, a judge may have one per month. As such, for a traffic judge, having someone come in with a 90 or 100 miles plus charge, gives the judge pause and this can result in a higher punishment upon conviction.
2. Because of the rarity of these cases, not many attorneys have the know how or experience to effectively defend clients charged with reckless driving at such elevated speeds.
Because of my focus, I am sought after by those who have tough Virginia Reckless Driving cases, including those charged with going above 90 miles, 100 miles and beyond. The repetition of having handled so many clients charged with such speeds, has given me the experience that has resulted in numerous of these cases resulting in a favorable outcome, including:
95 in 55, reduced to traffic infraction, improper driving
99 in 55, reduced to traffic infraction, improper driving
100 in 55, reduced to traffic infraction, improper driving
Client driving in opposite of highway at night for 2 miles, alcohol involved, reduced to traffic infraction, improper driving.
120 in 55, conviction for reckless driving, but no jail time, no suspension of license and court fine of just $250 (the client did not have an attorney in lower court and was convicted and given a jail time of 30 days, he appealed the conviction, retained my law firm for the appeal and I was able to obtain a plea deal from the Prosecutor for a simple conviction but no jail time, etc.).
I handle cases throughout the Hampton Roads area including other major Virginia cities such as Richmond and Fairfax.