By Tracy Manzer, Senior Editor of Content Aug. 28, 2014 Commuters who rely on the I-66 Corridor may rejoice as the Virginia Department of Transportation has announced it is working to transform 25 miles of the clogged roadway so that it will move traffic more efficiently. The problem, of course, is that those improvements are […]
Loudoun County Reckless Driving Lawyer
If what you thought was a routine traffic stop has turned into a legal nightmare, one of the attorneys with our firm may be your best resource for fighting a criminal charge. Virginia traffic law is notoriously stringent, and traffic violations which may be civil infractions in other states are criminal misdemeanors in Virginia. As a criminal offense, a reckless driving conviction carries the possibility of thousands of dollars in fines and up to a year in jail. If the offense is exacerbated by causing a fatality or occurring while the driver’s license was suspended, reckless driving may be charged as a felony. To protect your rights, privileges, and even your freedom, seek representation from a Loudoun County traffic lawyer.
Experienced Loudoun County Reckless Driving Attorney
Drag racing, driving under the influence, and excessive speed are all actions that can warrant a reckless driving charge. Most drivers understand that these traffic violations pose a great safety risk to other drivers, passengers, and pedestrians. However, under Virginia traffic law there are several more traffic violations that can lead to a criminal charge. Many of these offenses seem relatively minor, and some are so vaguely defined as to be quite subjective in nature:
- Driving with faulty brakeså
- Improper control
- Obstructed view
- Failure to yield
- Failure to signal
- Driving too fast for conditions
- Aggressive driving
Speeding in excess of 80 miles per hour is considered reckless driving, as is driving in excess of 20 miles per hour over the posted limit. However, if one is accused of “driving too fast for conditions,” he or she may actually be driving within the posted speed limit and still be charged with a criminal offense. A qualified Loudon County Reckless Driving Attorney can evaluate every aspect of your charge to build a strong defense.
Loudoun County Reckless Driving Lawyer
We do not believe that you should be treated like a criminal simply because of a traffic violation. All of our firm’s Loudon County criminal defense attorneys are committed to protecting the rights of the accused and to developing the best defense possible for each and every client. We work diligently to help our clients avoid unjust and unnecessary conviction and strive to minimize the impact of a reckless driving charge.
Our attorneys have experience fighting case in Loudoun County, and they can use the knowledge they have gained of the courts and their judges to help you fight the charges you face. Keep in mind, however, that your case will be unique because the facts surrounding your arrest and charge will be different than any that our attorneys have handled before it. But our experience will come in handy because we will know what kind of road blocks might stand in your way as you pursue a positive result, and what kinds of strategies have been effective in this type of case before. Please visit Wikipedia for more information about these laws and the penalties that are enforced for breaking them.
If you have been charged with a crime as a result of a traffic offense, it is in your best interest to quickly find legal representation from a Reckless Driving Lawyer in Loudoun County. By acting quickly, you give your attorney immediate access to evidence and witness statements before they are clouded by the passing of time. You also give yourself instant protection of your legal rights. Our Loudon County Reckless Driving Attorneys are skilled criminal defense lawyers ready to put their experience to work for you. We represents clients throughout northern and southwestern Virginia. For a free evaluation of your case, contact us now.
If you or a loved one has been charged with a traffic violation in the District of Columbia, please visit the traffic lawyer page for our DC office by clicking here.