Wytheville Speeding Ticket & Reckless Driving Lawyer
Virginia Traffic Defense Attorney Representing Clients in Speeding Ticket & Reckless Driving Cases in Wytheville
Speeding and traffic laws in Virginia are extremely harsh, and drivers routinely face criminal reckless driving charges for speeding offenses that would only lead to a monetary fine in other states. Under Virginia law (Code of Va. § 46.2-870), the maximum speed limit is 55 miles per hour on all interstate roadways and other highways unless there is a lawfully placed sign indicating that the speed limit is 65 or 70 miles per hour. The maximum speed limit is much lower on the neighborhood and local streets.
When a person exceeds the speed limit, that driver can face a significant speeding ticket and, in some cases, a criminal reckless driving offense. If you have been cited for speeding or are facing reckless driving charges in Virginia, you should have an experienced Wytheville speeding ticket & reckless driving lawyer on your side. An advocate at the Jackson Law Group PLLC can discuss your case with you today.
How Much Is A Wytheville, VA Speeding Ticket?
You can be cited for speeding in Wytheville, Virginia as soon as you exceed the maximum posted speed limit in the area. Generally speaking, the fine is $6 for every mile per hour you were caught driving beyond the posted speed limit. Accordingly, if you are cited for driving 10 miles per hour above the posted speed limit, the fine would be $60. However, there are often additional fines and court costs associated with speeding.
If you are caught speeding in a work zone or a school zone, the fine increases to $7 for every mile per hour beyond the posted speed limit. The fine increases to $8 for every mile per hour beyond the posted speed limit in a residential area, along with an additional fine of $200. Accordingly, speeding tickets often range from $200 to $500 total in Virginia.
When Does Speeding In Wytheville Become Reckless Driving?
Under Virginia law (Code of Va. § 46.2-862), a person is guilty of reckless driving if one of the following is true:
- Speeds by 20 miles per hour or more beyond the maximum speed limit; or
- Drives at more than 80 miles per hour regardless of the posted speed limit.
To be clear, on a Virginia highway with a maximum posted speed of 70 miles per hour, traveling at 81 miles per hour—only 11 miles per hour beyond the posted speed limit—can result in a reckless driving charge, which is a misdemeanor offense.
Penalties For Speeding and Reckless Driving In Wytheville, Virginia
If you are caught speeding, in addition to the monetary fine you can receive anywhere from 3 demerit points to up to 6 demerit points on your license, which can result in auto insurance increases.
Once your speeding charges rise to the level of reckless driving, you will face Class 1 misdemeanor charges that can result in the following upon conviction:
- Up to $2,500 fine;
- Driver’s license suspension for 6 months; and
- Up to 12 months in jail.
Beyond the immediate penalties associated with a reckless driving conviction, you will also have a criminal record. When you have a criminal record, the consequences of your reckless driving conviction can last well beyond the time in which your sentence is served and your fine is paid. You may need to disclose your criminal conviction on job applications, rental applications, and even on applications for certain types of credit. In other words, a reckless driving conviction can have long-lasting consequences. As such, it is essential to work with a reckless driving defense lawyer in Wytheville who can work to beat the charges you are facing or to have those charges reduced.
How A Wytheville Speeding Ticket & Reckless Driving Attorney Can Help
At the Jackson Law Group PLLC, we have years of experience fighting speeding tickets and reckless driving charges in Virginia. We will build a defense strategy that is tailored to the specific facts of your case, and we will work to beat the charges you are facing. Even if we cannot beat the reckless driving charges you are facing, we may be able to have those charges reduced. In having charges reduced, you can avoid a criminal conviction and a criminal record.
We routinely assist clients who are facing speeding tickets and reckless driving charges, and we have a record of success in helping clients to beat the charges against them or to have their charges reduced. A dedicated Wytheville, VA reckless driving attorney can speak with you today about your options.
Contact a Speeding Ticket & Reckless Driving Lawyer In Wytheville Today
Virginia has extremely strict speeding laws. In Wytheville, speeding charges that would simply result in a citation in other states may result in reckless driving charges. An aggressive yet compassionate Wytheville speeding ticket & reckless driving attorney at our firm can get started on your case today. You do not want to handle your defense on your own, especially if you are facing misdemeanor charges. Contact the Jackson Law Group PLLC to learn more about how we can assist with your defense.
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