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Reckless Driving Charge 46.2-852 DISMISSED

FAIRFAX, VIRGINIA CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY CASE RESULT: A traffic misdemeanor crime of Reckless Driving Generally, Virginia Law 46.2-852, charged after Fairfax police arrived at a single-vehicle collision, resulted in DISMISSAL at the first hearing. Read more about Fairfax Reckless Driving Law here: Virginia Reckless Driving 46.2-862 / 46.2-852 Misdemeanor Speeding Laws, Penalties and Defenses Read more […]

Virginia Reckless Driving 46.2-862 / 46.2-852 Misdemeanor Speeding Laws, Penalties and Defenses – Explained by Criminal Defense Attorney

WHAT IS RECKLESS DRIVING IN VIRGINIA? What is the Reckless Driving law in Virginia? Reckless Driving is a criminal traffic offense in Virginia, punished as a Class 1 Misdemeanor. Under Virginia law 46.2-862, anyone driving in Virginia is guilty of Reckless Driving when operating a motor vehicle on a Virginia road either: at a speed […]

Virginia Juvenile Criminal Defense Lawyer’s Explanation of Laws, Penalties and Procedures for Juvenile Charges: Possession of Alcohol by a Minor, Grand Larceny, Petit Larceny, Possession of Marijuana, and Other Offenses

SPECIAL TREATMENT FOR JUVENILES UNDER VIRGINIA LAW Juvenile criminal defense is different under Virginia law from adult criminal defense. Juveniles generally experience more lenient treatment under Virginia Law. Crimes by Juveniles are generally prosecuted as delinquency acts in Virginia Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Courts. Juveniles are defined by their age for purposes of prosecution: […]

Misdemeanor Reckless Driving Charge REDUCED to non-criminal Traffic Infraction in Alexandria Virginia

ALEXANDRIA VIRGINIA CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY CASE RESULT: Class 1 Misdemeanor Reckless Driving by speed 77/55  (Virginia Code 46.2-862) was reduced to a 3 point driving infraction – improper driving with a $75 fine. An additional charge of Operating an Uninspected Vehicle was dropped. Read more about Virginia Reckless Driving Law here: Virginia Reckless Driving 46.2-862 / […]

Virginia Misdemeanor Reckless Driving By Speed 90/55 REDUCED to non-criminal Traffic Infraction

VIRGINIA CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY CASE RESULT: Class 1 Misdemeanor Reckless Driving by Speed 90 MPH in a 55 zone (VA Code 18.2-862) was REDUCED from a misdemeanor to a driving infraction – speeding, with a REDUCED speed of 79 MPH in a 55 zone and a $114 fine. No jail, no license suspension. Read more […]

Fairfax Possession of Marijuana Charge DROPPED, Related Reckless Driving REDUCED to a Citation

FAIRFAX VIRGINIA CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY REPRESENTATION RESULT:Client was assisted by Fairfax County Police after an accident collision. Instead of helping, they charged her. Result: Misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana charge under 18.2-250.1 was DROPPED at the first hearing for insufficient evidence. Related Misdemeanor Reckless Driving charge under 46.2-852 was REDUCED to a citation Improper Driving with […]

Virginia Criminal Reckless Driving REDUCED to Parking Citation

ARLINGTON VIRGINIA RECKLESS DRIVING DEFENSE ATTORNEY RESULT: Criminal Misdemeanor Reckless Driving Generally (46.2-852), was AMENDED and REDUCED to a parking in fraction, with a $25 fine.

Misdemeanor Reckless Driving on Highway in Fairfax Virginia REDUCED to non-criminal Improper Driving Citation

FAIRFAX VIRGINIA CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY RESULT: Misdemeanor Reckless Driving Generally charge, VA Code 46.2-852, for speeding and erratically changing lanes, causing other drivers to break or change course in order to avoid collision, resulted in a REDUCTION and AMENDMENT of the offense to a non-criminal citation for Improper Driving, that was punished only by a […]

Fairfax VA Misdemeanor Reckless Driving Generally REDUCED to Citation

FAIRFAX VIRGINIA CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY RESULT: Class 1 Misdemeanor Reckless Driving Generally, First Offense, (VA Code 46.2-852) was REDUCED and AMENDED to an “Improper Driving” citation with a $250 fine. No license suspension, no jail time, no criminal record. Fairfax County General District Court at 4110 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax, Virginia. Read more about Virginia […]

Virginia DUI BAC .17 REDUCED to Reckless Driving with No Jail Time | Alexandria

ALEXANDRIA VIRGINIA DUI ATTORNEY RESULT: DUI under Va Code 18.2-266, BAC level of .17 (which is associated with a 5-day mandatory minimum sentence if convicted), was REDUCED to a Reckless Driving charge with no jail time. The penalties were just a $200 fine, completion of ASAP classes, 6 months with a restricted license and good […]

Alexandria Virginia DUI REDUCED to Reckless Driving with No Jail Time and No License Suspension

ALEXANDRIA VIRGINIA DUI ATTORNEY RESULT: DUI arrest for Va Code 18.2-266, BAC level of .12, was REDUCED to a Reckless Driving Generally charge, Va Code 46.2-852, with no jail time and no license suspension. The penalties were just a $200 fine, completion of ASAP classes, and good behavior for one year. A related Reckless Driving […]

Fairfax Virginia Reckless Driving 80/55 REDUCED to Speeding 64/55

FAIRFAX VIRGINIA RECKLESS DRIVING ATTORNEY CASE RESULT: Misdemeanor Reckless Driving by Speed 80/55 (VA Code 46.2-862) was REDUCED to a Speeding ticket for a reduced speed of 64/55, just 9 miles over. The client walked away with just a small fine, no license suspension, no criminal record, no jail time. Fairfax County General District Court […]

Trial for DUI and Reckless Driving 90 MPH in Alexandria Virginia Results in No Jail Penalties

ALEXANDRIA VIRGINIA DUI ATTORNEY RESULT: A trial for a DUI charge (BAC .12) and Reckless Driving by Speed charge for driving over 90 MPH in a 55 zone, resulted in a reduced speed on the Reckless charge, no jail time for the client, and minimum first time offender penalties. Courthouse: City of Alexandria General District […]

Alexandria Virginia Reckless Driving Speeding 59/35 REDUCED to Non-Criminal Traffic Ticket

ALEXANDRIA VIRGINIA ATTORNEY CASE RESULT: Criminal Class 1 Misdemeanor Reckless Driving by Speeding 59/35 (VA Code 46.2-862) on Duke Street was AMENDED and REDUCED to a non-criminal infraction of Improper Driving, with only a $75 fine. City of Alexandria General District Court at 520 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314. Read more about Virginia Reckless Driving […]

Criminal Reckless Driving in Fairfax County Virginia REDUCED to Following Too Closely Infraction

FAIRFAX COUNTY, VIRGINIA: VA Code 46.2-852 Class 1 Misdemeanor Reckless Driving charge was AMENDED and REDUCED to a Following too Closely traffic infraction with a $100 fine.

Criminal Reckless Driving by Speed in Alexandria 29MPH Over REDUCED to Improper Driving Over Prosecutor’s Objection

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 […]

Felony Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana REDUCED to Simple Possession in Fairfax Virginia

Fairfax County, Virginia: Felony PWID Possession with Intent to Distribute >.5oz Marijuana, VA Code 18.2-248.1 (punishable by 1-10 years in prison), was AMENDED and REDUCED to Simple Possession, a class U misdemeanor, with only 2 days to serve. A related Reckless Driving Class 1 Misdemeanor charge under VA Code 46.2-852, punishable by up to 1 […]

Misdemeanor Reckless Driving Generally REDUCED to Improper Driving Citation in Fairfax Virginia

FAIRFAX VIRGINIA: VA Code 46.2-852 Class 1 Misdemeanor Reckless Driving charge for weaving through traffic at very high speeds and driving in excess of 85 mph, was REDUCED to Improper Driving with just a fine of $250. A related inspection violation charge was dropped. No criminal conviction, no jail time, and no license suspension. Read […]

Misdemeanor Reckless Driving Criminal Charge REDUCED to Improper Driving Citation in Fairfax Virginia

FAIRFAX VIRGINIA: VA Code 46.2-852 Class 1 Misdemeanor Reckless Driving charge was REDUCED to Improper Driving with just a fine of $150. No criminal conviction, no jail time, and no license suspension. Read more about Reckless Driving here: What is Reckless Driving in Virginia? | A Defense Lawyer’s explanation of VA Law 46.2-852 and 46.2-862

Second Offense Reckless Driving by Speed 94/65 REDUCED to Simple Speeding Ticket

VIRGINIA RECKLESS DRIVING DEFENSE ATTORNEY: VA Code 46.2-862 Class 1 Misdemeanor Reckless Driving by Speed of 94 in a 65, a second offense (with a prior Reckless Driving conviction), was REDUCED to a simple Speeding Ticket with just a fine of $200. No new criminal conviction, no jail time, and no license suspension. Read more […]

Reckless Driving Misdemeanor Charge REDUCED to a Regular Speeding Ticket at a Lower Speed in Fairfax VA

Fairfax County, Virginia: Misdemeanor Reckless Driving by Speed of 81 MPH in a 55 zone (VA Code 46.2-862) was REDUCED / AMENDED to a traffic ticket for speeding, at a REDUCED speed of 74 in a 55 zone, and only a $250 fine. Read more about Virginia Reckless Driving Law here: Virginia Reckless Driving 46.2-862 […]

Reckless Driving Misdemeanor Charge AMENDED to a Regular Speeding Ticket at a Lower Speed in Fairfax VA

FAIRFAX VIRGINIA CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY CASE RESULT: Family reckless driving representation: First Offense – Misdemeanor Reckless Driving by Speed of 80 MPH in a 55 zone (VA Code 46.2-862) was REDUCED / AMENDED to a traffic ticket for speeding, at a REDUCED speed of 74 in a 55 zone, and only a $100 fine. Repeat […]

Virginia: Felony Eluding and Reckless Driving while DUI – 6 Charges DROPPED

VIRGINIA CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY CASE RESULT: A repeat offender (with 12 prior felony and misdemeanor convictions) was charged with 8 total criminal offenses – felony endangerment / eluding police (VA Code 46.2-817), misdemeanor 2nd DUI in 5 years (VA Code 18.2-266), misdemeanor reckless driving (VA Code 46.2-852), misdemeanor driving on a suspended license after a […]

Federal Misdemeanor Reckless Driving Charge DROPPED with a plea – US District Court in Alexandria Virginia

ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA: Federal Misdemeanor Reckless Driving by Speed 76/40 on the George Washington Parkway was DROPPED in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia in Alexandria, with a plea to a speeding citation with NO JAIL, NO SUSPENSION OF LICENSE, and a $100 fine. Read more about Virginia Reckless Driving Law […]

Class 1 Misdemeanor Reckless Driving Charge REDUCED to a Traffic Ticket in Fairfax Virginia

Fairfax County, Virginia: Misdemeanor Reckless Driving by Speed of 84 MPH in a 55 zone (VA Code 46.2-862) was REDUCED to a traffic ticket for speeding, at a REDUCED speed of 74 in a 55 zone, and only a $150 fine. Read more about Virginia Reckless Driving Law here: Virginia Reckless Driving 46.2-862 / 46.2-852 […]

Misdemeanor Reckless Driving Ticket REDUCED to a Traffic Infraction in Fairfax Virginia

Fairfax County, Virginia: Misdemeanor Reckless Driving by Speed of 79 MPH in a 55 zone (VA Code 46.2-862) was REDUCED to a non-criminal Infraction – Improper Driving and only a $150 fine. Read more about Virginia Reckless Driving Law here: Virginia Reckless Driving 46.2-862 / 46.2-852 Misdemeanor Speeding Laws, Penalties and Defenses

Misdemeanor Reckless Driving Charge REDUCED to Improper Driving in Fairfax Virginia

FAIRFAX, VIRGINIA: Misdemeanor Reckless Driving by Speed of 79 MPH in a 55 zone (VA Code 46.2-862) was REDUCED to a non-criminal Infraction – Improper Driving and only a $150 fine. Read more about Virginia Reckless Driving Law here: Virginia Reckless Driving 46.2-862 / 46.2-852 Misdemeanor Speeding Laws, Penalties and Defenses

DUI / DWI in Virginia BAC .18 and Reckless Driving Charges REDUCED / DISMISSED, 2 Days in Jail

VIRGINIA CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY CASE RESULT: Client was charged with a serious Drunk Driving violation (VA Code 18.2-266 – a class 1 misdemeanor offense) with a BAC (blood alcohol content) of .18. Under VA law, he was facing a mandatory minimum of 5 days in jail for having a BAC above .15. He was also […]

Federal Misdemeanor Reckless Driving Charge DROPPED to a non-criminal infraction in Alexandria Virginia

ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA: Federal Misdemeanor Reckless Driving by Speed 71/40 on the George Washington Parkway was DROPPED with a plea to a speeding charge with NO JAIL, NO SUSPENSION OF LICENSE, and a small fine. Read more about Virginia Reckless Driving Law here: Virginia Reckless Driving 46.2-862 / 46.2-852 Misdemeanor Speeding Laws, Penalties and Defenses

Misdemeanor Reckless Driving Offense REDUCED to Speeding Ticket with Lower Speed in Alexandria Virginia

ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA: Misdemeanor Reckless Driving by Speed of 56 MPH in a 35 zone (VA Code 46.2-862) was REDUCED to a non-criminal Traffic Infraction – Speeding – with a REDUCED speed of 54 MPH in a 35 zone and only a $75 fine. Read more about Virginia Reckless Driving Law here: Virginia Reckless Driving 46.2-862 […]

Misdemeanor Reckless Driving by Speed 83/55 REDUCED to Speeding Ticket with Lower Speed in Fairfax Virginia

FAIRFAX COUNTY, VIRGINIA: Misdemeanor Reckless Driving by Speed of 83 MPH in a 55 zone (VA Code 46.2-862) was REDUCED to a non-criminal Traffic Infraction – Speeding – with a REDUCED speed of 74 MPH in a 55 zone and only a $100 fine. Read more about Virginia Reckless Driving Law here: Virginia Reckless Driving […]

Reckless Driving DROPPED down to a simple speeding ticket in the United States District Court in Alexandria

ALEXANDRIA VIRGINIA CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY CASE RESULT: Federal Misdemeanor Reckless Driving by Speed 70/40 on the George Washington Parkway was DROPPED with a plea to a speeding charge with NO JAIL, NO SUSPENSION OF LICENSE, and a fine, even though the client had a prior Federal criminal record for DUI on the same road for […]

Virginia Reckless Driving Charge REDUCED to a non-criminal Infraction

VIRGINIA CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY CASE RESULT: Misdemeanor reckless driving charge (VA Code 18.2-852) was reduced to “improper driving” – a non-criminal infraction. Read more about Virginia Reckless Driving Law here: Virginia Reckless Driving 46.2-862 / 46.2-852 Misdemeanor Speeding Laws, Penalties and Defenses

Misdemeanor Reckless Driving Offense REDUCED to a Speeding Ticket at a Lower Speed in Fairfax Virginia

FAIRFAX COUNTY, VIRGINIA: Misdemeanor Reckless Driving by Speed of 79 MPH in a 55 zone (VA Code 46.2-862) was REDUCED to a non-criminal Traffic Infraction – Speeding – with a REDUCED speed of 64 MPH in a 55 zone and only a $125 fine. Read more about Virginia Reckless Driving Law here: Virginia Reckless Driving […]

Virginia Misdemeanor Reckless Driving REDUCED to a non-criminal, non-moving Traffic Violation

NORTHERN VIRGINIA: Misdemeanor Reckless Driving by Speed 87/70 (VA Code 46.2-862) was REDUCED to a non-criminal, non-moving violation – defective equipment – which carries NO POINTS, with just a $100 fine. Read more about Virginia Reckless Driving Law here: Virginia Reckless Driving 46.2-862 / 46.2-852 Misdemeanor Speeding Laws, Penalties and Defenses

VIRGINIA CHARGE DISMISSED: Misdemeanor Reckless Driving by Speed 84/70 mph

NORTHERN VIRGINIA: Misdemeanor Reckless Driving by Speed 84/70 Charge (VA Code 46.2-862) was Dismissed. Read more about Virginia Reckless Driving Law here: Virginia Reckless Driving 46.2-862 / 46.2-852 Misdemeanor Speeding Laws, Penalties and Defenses

Virginia Reckless Driving at 109 MPH – Jail Sentence Reduced

NORTHERN VIRGINIA RECKLESS DRIVING DEFENSE ATTORNEY CASE RESULT Misdemeanor Reckless Driving by Speed of 109 MPH in a 65 MPH zone (VA Code 46.2-862) results in only 5 active days in jail, with a $1,000 active fine and license suspension. The standard penalty for a speed above 90 MPH is one day in jail per […]

Virginia Misdemeanor Reckless Driving Charge REDUCED to non-criminal Traffic Infraction

NORTHERN VIRGINIA: Misdemeanor Reckless Driving by Speed of 86 MPH in a 65 zone charge (VA Code 46.2-862) was reduced a traffic infraction, speeding, with a reduced speed of 79 MPH in a 65 zone, and a $100 fine. Read more about Virginia Reckless Driving Law here: Virginia Reckless Driving 46.2-862 / 46.2-852 Misdemeanor Speeding […]

Federal Misdemeanor Reckless Driving Speeding Offense 98 MPH/40 MPH REDUCED to non-criminal Speeding

ALEXANDRIA VIRGINIA CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY CASE RESULT: Misdemeanor Reckless Driving by Speed 98 MPH/40 MPH zone on the GW Parkway, a Federal charge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia was dropped in exchange for a speeding charge with two days of weekend incarceration, seven days of home detention, and […]