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Prince William County Reckless Driving Lawyers
The attorneys with our firm offer legal services and representation to those charged with a criminal offense under Virginia’s notoriously tough traffic laws. Speeding, racing, weaving in and out of traffic, and other forms of aggressive driving can lead to a criminal misdemeanor charge. More than a simple traffic ticket, a conviction can lead to loss of license, jail time, and a criminal record that can plague your educational and employment status and opportunities. For legal defense against a criminal traffic charge, call us today to speak with a Prince William County reckless driving lawyer. If you are facing other criminal charges, click here to visit our Prince William County criminal defense website.
If you are arrested or charged with an offense beyond a civil infraction, it is in your best interest to contact one of the attorneys with our firm as soon as possible. Not only does your early action help make sure important evidence is retained, but it helps ensure that your rights are protected throughout the criminal justice process you are facing. Many people who have been charged with a traffic crime have never faced any other criminal accusation. An experienced attorney knows what to do to help you maintain your freedom and your privileges. Without legal expertise from a qualified attorney, you may face unnecessary consequences and hardships, and will likely jeopardize your case. Don’t wait to find out the extent of your charge or what type of penalties you might be facing. The longer you wait to contact an attorney, you give your attorney less time to research your case and build a defense strategy on your behalf. For more information about these laws and the penalties that may accompany them, please visit the Virginia DMV site.
What Offenses Do Prince William County Reckless Driving Lawyers Handle?
Virginia traffic law outlines specific driving actions that qualify as reckless. Though many of these are clearly aggressive, others may result from a driver’s distraction or an unawareness of a vehicle’s malfunction. Some of these violations include but are not limited to:
- Speeding—in excess of 80mph or 20 mph above the posted limit
- Failure to yield—right of way, to an emergency vehicle
- Passing illegally—on a curve, at the crest of a hill, two vehicles abreast, stopped school bus
- Faulty brakes
- Obstructed view
As a misdemeanor criminal offense, reckless driving could earn you up to one year in jail. Contact the attorneys with Price Benowitz for experienced legal representation.
How to Find a Reckless Driving Lawyer in Prince William County
Finding an attorney to handle your case in Prince William County is easy when you know what qualities to look for. The attorneys with our firm are experienced at handling serious traffic offenses, including DUI. We go beyond fighting traffic tickets to launch a strong defense against criminal charges. As experienced criminal defense lawyers, we are fully equipped to handle even the most challenging traffic cases. You can also visit our Prince William County traffic lawyer page for more information about the services they provide.
If you have never been arrested or charged for one of these offenses, you might not fully understand which acts constitute a violation. The line between a normal traffic ticket and a reckless driving offense is very slim, and it is smart to have an understanding of what could constitute a criminal offense before you drive. But if it is too late, and you have already been arrested for or charged with one of these criminal violations, our attorneys may be able to help lessen the charge you face, or at the very least, mitigate as much as possible the affects of a possible conviction on your life. You do not have to face this type of charge alone, and doing so might lead you to have a more stringent penalty then is necessary.
If you are tried for reckless driving, your case might be heard at the Prince William County Circuit Court in Manassas. You can find the circuit court at 9311 Lee Avenue.
You have been charged with criminal reckless driving. Your next step is to contact a skilled attorney qualified to build a solid defense on your behalf. For a free evaluation of your case by an experienced lawyer, contact us today. Call today to schedule your free consultation.