Reckless Driving Offenses
in Southwest Virginia

Rely on The Lawrence Law Firm, PLC for a Strong Defense

For reckless driving offenses in Southwest Virginia, rely on The Lawrence Law Firm, PLC for a strong defense. Reckless driving in Virginia carries steep penalties. There are many factors involved when determining the penalty for reckless driving. Drivers who operate a vehicle in a manner that is unreasonably dangerous are subject to reckless driving charges.

As with speeding, reckless driving charges generally depend on the circumstances of each case. The time of day, weather conditions, vehicle qualities, the presence of others, and many other factors can influence reckless driving. Virginia traffic laws are some of the strictest in the country. The law can classify reckless driving as a misdemeanor, or even a felony. Penalties may include fines, probation, license suspension, and even jail time. Call The Lawrence Law Firm, PLC at (540) 904-0985 for a consultation today.

Types of Reckless Driving and Penalties in Virginia

Reckless driving is more than simply making a mistake while operating a vehicle. While it should be avoided at all costs, reckless driving is almost always intentional. In order for a driver to be charged or convicted, he or she must act with an active disregard for safety to be considered reckless. However, some states have laws that list specific conditions that that automatically qualify as reckless driving, including the following acts:

  • Speeding in excess of 80 mph
  • Speeding 20 mph or more above the posted limit
  • Street racing
  • Passing or overtaking an emergency vehicle
  • Passing a school bus
  • Passing on the crest of a hill
  • Passing at a railroad crossing
  • Passing two vehicles abreast
  • Driving two vehicles abreast
  • Driving too fast for conditions
  • Failing to give a proper signal
  • Faulty brakes or improper control
  • Reckless driving in parking lots
  • Driving with an obstructed view
  • General reckless driving

If your traffic offense occurred on any of these area roads in Southwest Virginia, call today for top defense to protect your rights:

US Route 11
US Route 220
US Route 419
US Route 460

Contact The Lawrence Law Firm, PLC for the region’s dedicated legal defense services.

If convicted of reckless driving, these traffic violations will stay on your driving record for 11 years. Our Roanoke firm represents clients throughout Southwest Virginia charged with traffic offenses like speeding tickets and DUI / DWI. Contact The Lawrence Law Firm, PLC for a strong defense for reckless driving offenses in Southwest Virginia.