CITY OF ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA: VA Code 46.2-862 Class 1 Misdemeanor Reckless Driving charge for driving 29 MPH over the speed limit on Duke Street in Old Town Alexandria was AMENDED and REDUCED by the Judge to Improper Driving (a non-criminal 3-point driving violation) after Defense motion and arguments, against the Prosecutor’s objection and arguments to convict the Client of criminal Reckless Driving.
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Virginia Law Text:
§ 46.2-862. Exceeding speed limit.
A person shall be guilty of reckless driving who drives a motor vehicle on the highways in the Commonwealth (i) at a speed of twenty miles per hour or more in excess of the applicable maximum speed limit or (ii) in excess of eighty miles per hour regardless of the applicable maximum speed limit.
§ 46.2-868. Reckless driving; penalties.
A. Every person convicted of reckless driving under the provisions of this article shall be guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor.
B. Every person convicted of reckless driving under the provisions of this article who, when he committed the offense, (i) was driving without a valid operator’s license due to a suspension or revocation for a moving violation and, (ii) as the sole and proximate result of his reckless driving, caused the death of another, is guilty of a Class 6 felony.