Effective Defense Against Reckless Driving Charges
Convictions for traffic offenses can result in large fines, loss of driver’s license and even jail time. In most states, no particular criminal intent is required to convict for minor traffic offenses. This concept is sometimes referred to as “strict liability.” The only proof needed is that the person actually committed the prohibited act. Although an offense may not independently be classified as a misdemeanor or felony, almost every traffic violation becomes a misdemeanor or a felony if it involves injury to a person or to property. Even careful drivers may someday face traffic violation charges. At the Robert T. Dearborn Law Office in Fairfax, Virginia, I have extensive experience defending clients charged with criminal traffic offenses, including reckless driving.
You May Face Strict Penalties
Among the most common tickets in Virginia are reckless driving and speeding (20 mph over the limit). Reckless driving is a class 1 misdemeanor which can carry substantial penalties. A conviction on reckless driving charges can mean:
- The suspension of your driver’s license
- Increased insurance rates
- Jail time
- A fine of up to $2,500
If you’re stopped and charged with a serious traffic violation in northern Virginia (Fairfax, Prince William, Arlington and Loudoun counties), engaging a traffic violations attorney who knows the law and the courts is an essential first step to mounting an effective defense.
Whether you’re a first-time offender or have been arrested before on suspicion of a serious traffic violation, the help of a skilled traffic violations attorney who knows the law and the courts can make a difference in how you proceed and in the ultimate outcome. Contact the Robert T. Dearborn Law Office. You can reach me by telephone at 703-350-4804 or email me for a free initial half-hour consultation to discuss the specifics of your case.
If you are an out-of-state driver who has received a reckless driving ticket, call my law office today. We can discuss your options, including whether to file a motion to waive your appearance, saving you time, money and a trip back to northern Virginia.
Discuss Your Case With An Attorney Who Can Help
If you or someone you know has been charged with reckless driving, a criminal defense attorney with experience handling traffic violations can explain the procedures and potential penalties to you. At Robert T. Dearborn Law Office in Fairfax, Virginia, I will work with you and fight for the best possible outcome. You can reach my law office online or by telephone at 703-350-4804.