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Reckless Driving Lawyer Arlington Virginia

Virginia law section 46.2-862

If you have been charged with a reckless driving in Virginia and are concerned about the punishment you may be facing, then contact us for help.  We have defended many traffic tickets in Virginia and we can help you as well.

Below is a sample case of reckless driving in Virginia in violation of Va. Code Section 46.2-862 as interpreted by a lawyer in our firm.

Under Va. Code § 46.2-862

“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.”

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Reckless Driving Lawyer Arlington Virginia

Contact our law firm today to speak with a lawyer today about your traffic ticket.  An attorney from our firm will do his best to help you.

Our law firm has the necessary experience to assist you with this matter.  We will do our absolute best to help you get the best result possible based on the facts of your case.

Davis v. Commonwealth

Facts:

Defendant was charged with reckless driving under Va. Code Ann. § 46.2-852. She filed a motion in limine seeking to exclude any testimony concerning a preliminary breath test (PBT), or in the alternative, for an instruction with regard to the blood alcohol presumptions found in Va. Code Ann. § 18.2-269. The motion was denied by the Circuit Court of Arlington, Virginia. Defendant appealed her reckless driving conviction.

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Holdings:

The Virginia Court made the following holding:
  • The admissibility of evidence is within the broad discretion of the trial court, and a ruling will not be disturbed on appeal in the absence of an abuse of discretion. Irrelevant evidence, however, is not admissible.
  • Va. Code Ann. § 46.2-852 provides that 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. The word “recklessly” as used in the statute imparts a disregard by the driver of a motor vehicle for the consequences of his act and an indifference to the safety of life, limb or property. The essence of the offense of reckless driving lies not in the act of operating a vehicle, but in the manner and circumstances of its operation.

We have client meeting locations in Fairfax Prince William Richmond Loudoun Virginia Beach Fredericksburg Lynchburg

Reckless Driving Lawyer Arlington Virginia

Contact our law firm today to speak with a lawyer today about your reckless driving ticket.  An attorney from our firm will do his best to help you.

Our law firm has the necessary experience to assist you with this matter.  We will do our absolute best to help you get the best result possible based on the facts of your case.