Reckless Driving

Manassas, Virginia, Reckless Driving Attorneys

Reckless driving is a serious offense in Virginia, especially if you already have convictions for other serious traffic-related offenses on your record. Depending on the facts surrounding your arrest or ticket, extenuating circumstances may convince a judge to reduce or dismiss the charges against you. At the law office of Boyce, Leahy & Francescon, Lawyers, we explore alternatives to jail, fines and suspension of your driver's license in cases involving reckless driving charges. In certain instances, enrollment in driver's training courses, volunteering for community service, or seeking counseling for anger and substance addiction issues may convince the court to reduce your sentence or the charges against you. In other cases, actions on the part of officers may call into question the constitutionality of your being pulled over.

We have the resources and experience needed to help clients avoid making a serious situation worse. To schedule a confidential consultation (free for criminal and personal injury cases only), contact reckless driving defense lawyers at Boyce, Leahy & Francescon, Lawyers, today.

The Consequences

While each case is different, a reckless driving conviction can have serious consequences, including all or some of the following:

  • High fines (up to $2,500)
  • 12 months jail
  • License suspension or license revocation
  • Points on your driving record
  • Rising insurance rates
  • A record

Traffic Cases

Reckless driving charges can involve the following kinds of traffic offenses:

  • Aggressive driving
  • Speeding
  • Driving with a suspended or revoked license
  • First-time and repeat DUI/DWI offenses
  • Hit-and-run
  • Eluding the police
  • Passing a loading/unloading school bus
  • Failure to yield right of way
  • Following too close

Avoiding Additional Legal Complications

As former police officers, our attorneys have an in-depth understanding of proper procedure that must be followed when charging someone with reckless driving, what sorts of issues can call into question charges of reckless driving, and what efforts should be made when negotiating for a reduction in charges or sentencing. By analyzing dashboard camera footage from an officer's squad car, interviewing eyewitnesses and collecting other evidence, we may be able to undermine the validity of the charge against you or have it dismissed altogether.

Contact Reckless Driving Defense Attorneys Today

If pleading "guilty" to a charge of reckless driving makes the most sense, we may be able to reduce the jail time or fine involved. Before you find yourself facing additional legal complications, contact the law office of Boyce, Leahy & Francescon, Lawyers, today and schedule a consultation (free for criminal and personal injury cases only) to discuss your case.