FAIRFAX, VA: Reckless Driving 100 MPH over the limit, a jailable misdemeanor offense under Va Law 46.2-862, resulted in NO JAIL TIME. Instead, client’s driving privileges in Virginia were suspended for 3 months, but his out-of-state driver’s license was unaffected outside of Virginia. Client was also sentenced to pay a $250 fine.
Va Code 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 20 miles per hour or more in excess of the applicable maximum speed limit or (ii) in excess of 80 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 is guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor.
§ 18.2-11. Punishment for conviction of misdemeanor.
The authorized punishments for conviction of a misdemeanor are: (a) For Class 1 misdemeanors, confinement in jail for not more than twelve months and a fine of not more than $2,500, either or both.
Read more about Virginia Reckless Driving Law here: Virginia Reckless Driving 46.2-862 / 46.2-852 Misdemeanor Speeding Laws, Penalties and DefensesClick to Review All Reckless Driving Case Results