Henrico County, VA Reckless Driving Lawyer
Reckless driving in Henrico County, Virginia is a criminal offense and carries a number of serious consequences – especially if you’ve already been convicted for other serious traffic violations. Depending on the circumstances surrounding your Henrico County reckless driving arrest, if convicted you be heavily fined, have your driver’s license suspended, and be sent to jail. Insurance companies regularly gather information traffic violation arrests, your car insurance is likely to increase substantially.
Henrico County reckless driving lawyer David Long is dedicated to helping you avoid a reckless driving criminal conviction, increased insurance premiums, license suspension, and the accumulation of excessive demerit points.
Contact our Henrico reckless driving law firm today for a FREE Henrico reckless driving case evaluation to ensure your legal rights are protected: 804.285.3888.
What Are the Penalties for Reckless Driving in Henrico County, Virginia?
§ 46.2-868. Reckless driving; penalties.
A. Every person convicted of reckless driving under the provisions of this article shall be guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor.
B. Every person convicted of reckless driving under the provisions of this article who, when he committed the offense, (i) was driving without a valid operator’s license due to a suspension or revocation for a moving violation and, (ii) as the sole and proximate result of his reckless driving, caused the death of another, is guilty of a Class 6 felony.
Punishment for a Class 1 Misdemeanor in Virginia
§ 18.2-11. Punishment for conviction of misdemeanor.
The authorized punishments for conviction of a misdemeanor are:
(a) For Class 1 misdemeanors, confinement in jail for not more than twelve months and a fine of not more than $2,500, either or both.
(b) For Class 2 misdemeanors, confinement in jail for not more than six months and a fine of not more than $1,000, either or both.
(c) For Class 3 misdemeanors, a fine of not more than $500.
(d) For Class 4 misdemeanors, a fine of not more than $250.
For a misdemeanor offense prohibiting proximity to children as described in subsection A of § 18.2-370.2, the sentencing court is authorized to impose the punishment set forth in subsection B of that section in addition to any other penalty provided by law.
Experienced Henrico Reckless Driving Attorneys
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