The SRIS Law Group defends clients charged with reckless driving regularly before the different traffic courts in Virginia.
Two of most regularly charged reckless driving offenses in Virginia are reckless driving by speed and reckless driving general.
Please seriously consider calling our firm if you have been charged with reckless driving in Virginia. We have client meeting locations in Fairfax, Richmond, Loudoun, Lynchburg, Fredericksburg, Prince William and Virginia Beach.
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Virginia 46.2-862 Reckless Driving Statute
§ 46.2-862. Exceeding speed limit.
A person shall be guilty of reckless driving who drives a motor vehicle on the highways in the Commonwealth (i) at a speed of twenty miles per hour or more in excess of the applicable maximum speed limit or (ii) in excess of eighty miles per hour regardless of the applicable maximum speed limit.
Virginia 46.2-852 Reckless Driving Statute
§ 46.2-852. Reckless driving; general rule.
Irrespective of the maximum speeds permitted by law, any person who drives a vehicle on any highway recklessly or at a speed or in a manner so as to endanger the life, limb, or property of any person shall be guilty of reckless driving.
Virginia 46.2-865 Reckless Driving Statute
46.2-865. Racing; penalty.
Any person who engages in a race between two or more motor vehicles on the highways in the Commonwealth or on any driveway or premises of a church, school, recreational facility, or business property open to the public in the Commonwealth shall be guilty of reckless driving, unless authorized by the owner of the property or his agent. When any person is convicted of reckless driving under this section, in addition to any other penalties provided by law the driver’s license of such person shall be suspended by the court for a period of not less than six months nor more than two years. In case of conviction the court shall order the surrender of the license to the court where it shall be disposed of in accordance with the provisions of § 46.2-398.
Most people are shocked that if you do donuts in a parking lot, you can be charged with reckless driving in Virginia. If you spin your tires, you can be charged with reckless driving in Virginia. Keep in mind that in Virginia, reckless driving is not a traffic offense. It is a criminal offense. Virginia has some of the strictest driving laws in the entire country. Be very careful about violating the different Virginia driving laws.
Talk to an experienced reckless driving lawyer who has gone before the different county traffic courts and knows how the different county traffic courts rule on reckless driving offenses.
Our Virginia traffic lawyers can and will do their best to help you. We are a simple phone call away.
As an added bonus, the following is a federal statute you might find relevant.
Exception where shorter statute of limitations otherwise applicable. Subparagraphs (A) and (B) shall not be construed to increase the period otherwise applicable under subchapter A of chapter 66 [26 USCS §§ 6501 et seq.] (relating to limitations on assessment and collection).
(e) Information not collected in substantial compliance with procedures to stay summons proceeding.
(1) In general. If there has not been substantial compliance with–
(A) the notice requirements of subsection (a) or (b),
(B) the conference requirement described in subsection (b)(3)(A)(iii), or
(C) the approval requirement of subsection (d)(1) (if applicable),with respect to any church tax inquiry or examination, any proceeding to compel compliance with any summons with respect to such inquiry or examination shall be stayed until the court finds that all practicable steps to correct the noncompliance have been taken. The period applicable under paragraph (1) or subsection (c) shall not be suspended during the period of any stay under the preceding sentence.
(2) Remedy to be exclusive. No suit may be maintained, and no defense may be raised in any proceeding (other than as provided in paragraph (1)), by reason of any noncompliance by the Secretary with the requirements of this section.
(f) Limitations on additional inquiries and examinations.
(1) In general. If any church tax inquiry or examination with respect to any church is completed and does not result in–
(A) a revocation, notice of deficiency, or assessment described in subsection (d)(1), or
(B) a request by the Secretary for any significant change in the operational practices of the church (including the adequacy of accounting practices),no other church tax inquiry or examination may begin with respect to such church during the applicable 5-year period unless such inquiry or examination is approved in writing by the Secretary or does not involve the same or similar issues involved in the preceding inquiry or examination. For purposes of the preceding sentence, an inquiry or examination shall be treated as completed not later than the expiration of the applicable period under paragraph (1) of subsection (c).
(2) Applicable 5-year period. For purposes of paragraph (1), the term ‘applicable 5-year period’ means the 5-year period beginning on the date the notice taken into account for purposes of subsection (c)(1) was provided. For purposes of the preceding sentence, the rules of subsection (c)(2) shall apply.
(g) Treatment of final report of revenue agent. Any final report of an agent of the Internal Revenue Service shall be treated as a determination of the Secretary under paragraph (1) of section 7428(a) [26 USCS § 7428(a)], and any church receiving such a report shall be treated for purposes of sections 7428 and 7430 [26 USCS §§ 7428 and 7430] as having exhausted the administrative remedies available to it.
(h) Definitions. For purposes of this section–
(1) Church. The term ‘church’ includes–
(A) any organization claiming to be a church, and
(B) any convention or association of churches.
(2) Church tax inquiry. The term ‘church tax inquiry’ means any inquiry to a church (other than an examination) to serve as a basis for determining whether a church–
(A) is exempt from tax under section 501(a) [26 USCS § 501(a)] by reason of its status as a church, or
(B) is carrying on an unrelated trade or business (within the meaning of section 513 [26 USCS § 513]) or otherwise engaged in activities which may be subject to taxation under this title.
(3) Church tax examination. The term ‘church tax examination’ means any examination for purposes of making a determination described in paragraph (2) of–
(A) church records at the request of the Internal Revenue Service, or
(B) the religious activities of any church.
(4) Church records.
(A) In general. The term ‘church records’ means all corporate and financial records regularly kept by a church, including corporate minute books and lists of members and contributors.
(B) Exception. Such term shall not include records acquired–
(i) pursuant to a summons to which section 7609 [26 USCS § 7609] applies, or
(ii) from any governmental agency.
(5) Inquiry notice date. The term ‘inquiry notice date’ means the date the notice with respect to a church tax inquiry is provided under subsection (a).
(6) Examination notice date. The term ‘examination notice date’ means the date the notice with respect to a church tax examination is provided under subsection (b) to the church.
(7) Appropriate high-level treasury official. The term ‘appropriate high-level Treasury official’ means the Secretary of the Treasury or any delegate of the Secretary whose rank is no lower than that of a principal Internal Revenue officer for an internal revenue region.
(i) Section not to apply to criminal investigations, etc. This section shall not apply to–
(1) any criminal investigation,
(2) any inquiry or examination relating to the tax liability of any person other than a church,
(3) any assessment under section 6851 [26 USCS § 6851] (relating to termination assessments of income tax), section 6852 [26 USCS § 6852] (relating to termination assessments in case of flagrant political expenditures of section 501(c)(3) organizations), or section 6861 [26 USCS § 6861] (relating to jeopardy assessments of income taxes, etc.),
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Due to our experience in defending clients charged with the above types of legal issues, we routinely appear before the courts in Virginia, Maryland & Massachusetts.
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If you need help with certain types of federal cases, please feel free to call us and discuss your legal issue with us.