Experienced Virginia Lawyer with Expertise in Reckless Driving Ticket Defense
As an attorney handling your defense against criminal charges and reckless driving tickets, I know that my job is to give you straightforward answers in your case. These are not always the answers that you want to hear, but they will be the answers you need to hear in order to make informed decisions about your case, and I will be here to help you with every step of this process.
With every type of matter I am handling as a reckless driving and criminal defense attorney, I maintain the same commitment providing my clients with individualized, personal attention. When you work with the law firm of Daniel P. Leavitt, PLLC, you get me, not a secretary, paralegal or assistant, throughout your case. I give my clients access to my business cellphone number which I have with me 24 hours a day, seven days per week. I walk my clients through every step of their cases from beginning to end.
Virginia Reckless Driving Tickets
In the Commonwealth of Virginia, Reckless Driving is considered a very serious offense. Due to its status as a Class 1 misdemeanor, a conviction could possibly put you in jail for up to a year along with a potential fine of up to $2500. A judge may also suspend your privilege to drive in Virginia.
Don't panic, jail time is not the norm. In most courts, you are not at a real risk for jail time unless the officer ticketed you for a speed of over 90 mph. Although a typical reckless driving defendant will not see time behind bars, he/she will still face serious repercussions. These include increased insurance rates, employment consequences, points on you driving record, loss of commercial drivers license, a suspended license, a high fine, and many more. As such, one must take their reckless driving ticket very seriously.
Virginia Reckless Driving Law
Code of Virginia > 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."
Code of Virginia > 46.2-852
"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."
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Reckless Driving, Criminal Defense and Traffic Attorney on Your Side
I know that people looking for a criminal defense lawyer need an advocate, someone who will stand by them and look out for their interests when everything is on the line. I take that responsibility seriously by fighting on behalf of clients and by remaining accessible to help them throughout the criminal justice process.
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I offer free initial consultations. Because clients have access to my business cellphone I am available 24 hours a day, seven days per week. Even when I am in court I can answer e-mails and texts. From my office, located one block from the Hopewell General District Court, I take in-person appointments from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. I also take evening and weekend appointments by request. If you need someone on your side to help fight against criminal charges, call me at 804-873-4004 or contact my office online to schedule a free initial consultation.
Traffic and Criminal Defense Lawyer Practicing In:
|Brunswick County||City of Hopewell|
|Chesterfield County||Mecklenburg County|
|Colonial Heights||New Kent County|
|Dinwiddie County||City of Petersburg|
|City of Emporia||Prince George County|
|Greensville County||City of Richmond|
|Henrico County||Sussex County|