Fairfax County Reckless Driving Defense Lawyers
In Virginia, speeding may be charged as either reckless or non-reckless driving. A reckless driving conviction will remain on your record for 11 years, while a non-reckless conviction will remain on your record for five years. This distinction can be important. If you choose to merely pay your fine, you will be admitting guilt which is reflected on your record. Subsequent tickets will make the judge and prosecution be less lenient in any future charges you may face. That is why getting legal help from the Fairfax County reckless driving defense attorneys at MacDowell & Associates is so important.
Do not pay a speeding ticket without first considering all of the potential consequences with experienced legal counsel. Contact our Fairfax reckless driving defense lawyers online or call 703-591-1336 to schedule a meeting to discuss your situation.
Reckless Driving Charges in Virginia
There are more than a dozen different types of reckless driving charges in Virginia, including general reckless driving and reckless driving by racing. Reckless speeding is charged if you are driving 20 or more miles per hour over the speed limit, or driving 80 or more miles per hour regardless of the limit.
Reckless speeding does not require proof that you were driving dangerously or proof that you intended to or knew that you were speeding. “I wasn’t paying attention,” is not a defense. However, the experienced lawyers at MacDowell & Associates can properly use this evidence during plea negotiations or in an effort to mitigate potential penalties.
Do Not Put Your Driving Privileges at Risk
It may be tempting to simply pay your fine and forget this incident ever happened. However, doing so will result in points being added to your driving record under the uniform demerit point system. In addition to raising your insurance rates, accumulating too many points may cause the DMV to take action against your driving privileges. In effect, you can lose your driver’s license for just paying the fine. Do not put your license at risk. Seek help from our Herndon traffic violation defense attorneys before making the decision to pay your fine.
Contact our Herndon Speeding Ticket Defense Attorneys
Whether you have received your first speeding ticket or have had several moving violations, we are prepared to help you. Contact our Fairfax reckless driving defense lawyers online or call 703-591-1336 to schedule an initial consultation to discuss your case.