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Consequences & Defenses

Consequences and Defenses

Reckless driving is a complex charge that has a multitude of ramifications for both your driving record and criminal record if convicted. You also may face additional issues or penalties if you’re an out-of-state driver, since your home state may add its own consequences to Virginia’s.

We know that the process can be confusing and highly dependent on where you are charged and what the specific details of your case area. We’ve written up the information below to help you as you’re learning more about the charge and what might happen.

Virginia residents automatically receive six (6) demerit points on their driving records if convicted of reckless driving, along with other potential penalties. You can read more about the Virginia points system or learn more generally about your driver’s license after reckless driving.

Out-of-state drivers facing reckless driving charges in Virginia may receive additional penalties, fines, or surcharges upon returning home.

You may wonder why there are defense attorneys out there who specialize in reckless driving. The truth is that this area of law is complex. To successfully defend a reckless driving case, an attorney must have the technical know-how as well as the dedication to argue for reduced or dropped charges. Click here to read about possible reckless driving defenses, as well as defenses that aren’t likely to hold up in court.

Other questions? Check out our frequently asked questions about reckless driving or contact us today for a free legal case evaluation.