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What is a reckless driving ticket in Virginia

Reckless Driving in Virginia is a Class 1 misdemeanor, a crime punishable by up to 12 months in jail, up to a $2,500 fine, and a possible loss of your driving privileges for up to six months. Because it is a misdemeanor a Reckless Driving conviction can remain on your permanent criminal record for the remainder of your life.

Reckless Driving in Virginia is a 6 demerit point violation. The list below encompasses the reasons you may have been ticketed for reckless driving. The number in parenthesis is how long the points would stay on a Virginia licensed driver.

Reckless driving – speeding in excess of 80 mph (11 years)
Reckless driving – speeding 20 mph or more above the posted speed limit (11 years)
Reckless driving – racing (11 years)
Reckless driving – passing or overtaking an emergency vehicle (11 years)
Reckless driving – passing a school bus (11 years)
Reckless driving – passing on the crest of a hill (11 years)
Reckless driving – passing at a railroad crossing (11 years)
Reckless driving – passing two vehicles abreast (11 years)
Reckless driving – driving two vehicles abreast (11 years)
Reckless driving – driving too fast for conditions (11 years)
Reckless driving – failing to give a proper signal (11 years)
Reckless driving – faulty brakes/improper control (11 years)
Reckless driving – on parking lots, etc. (11 years)
Reckless driving – with an obstructed view (11 years)
Reckless driving – generally (11 years)
Speeding 20 mph or more above the posted speed limit (5 years)

Contact an experienced lawyer at Jurach & Quitiquit if you have been charged with reckless driving in Virginia.

The content of this Blog/Web Site does not constitute legal advice. Because legal advice must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case and laws are constantly changing, you should seek the assistance of licensed and competent legal counsel for specific legal advice



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