Broadly, reckless driving is a Class 1 misdemeanor punishable by up to a year in jail, a fine of up to $2,500, and a driver’s license suspension. A conviction of reckless driving automatically puts six (6) demerit points on your license if you live in Virginia, and you may also face penalties in your home state if you’re an out-of-state driver. However, reckless driving can be charged not just for speeding or drag racing. It can also be charged if you fail to signal properly or even if you have faulty brakes.
We handle Northern Virginia reckless driving cases and have experience working in these courts to get you the best possible outcome.