You got a reckless driving ticket in Dinwiddie County. You may not know what to expect next. You’re surrounded by lawyer advertisements designed to scare you into hiring them. But you don’t need to call a lawyer just yet, and may not even need one at all.
What you do need is to learn about the legal process involved with fighting a Virginia reckless driving ticket. That’s where my free book comes in! It will tell you all you need to know about reckless driving tickets, court procedures, and defenses you can use.
What is Dinwiddie County reckless driving?
What exactly is reckless driving anyway? As Chapter 1 will tell you, in Virginia, reckless driving is a class 1 misdemeanor. This is the same level of crime as possession of marijuana or driving under the influence.
Most reckless driving tickets are issued for speed, but you can get them for other infractions such as not stopping for a school bus or passing in a no passing zone. You can even get one if a police officer simply thinks you’ve been driving recklessly. Chapter 1 explains these various violations in further detail.
What defenses can I use in Dinwiddie County for reckless driving?
Reckless driving carries several different penalties, which can be found in Chapter 2, including but not limited to fines or even jail time. So what can you do to fight against a guilty conviction?
In order to be convicted of reckless driving in Dinwiddie County, the Commonwealth must be able to prove that you were guilty of the alleged infraction beyond a reasonable doubt. This means you have the opportunity to defend yourself. Chapter 3 discusses numerous defenses that work. For example, if a police officer doesn’t have the proper paperwork and certificates for his radar gun, we could beat a reckless driving by speed case.
Chapter 4 will tell you about defenses that won’t work in the courtroom, such as arguing that the officer didn’t pull over other speeders on the road.
What possible outcomes are there in Dinwiddie County?
At this point, you may want to consider having a free consultation with a lawyer. You don’t have to hire just yet, but local lawyers will know the Dinwiddie County judges and their tendencies. Some judges, as Chapter 5 explains, will use driver improvement clinics or community service as alternative outcomes.
If you are unhappy with the outcome of your trial, you have the right to appeal it. Chapter 7 explains this procedure. Once you’ve made your appeal, you can have a whole new trial with a different judge. You can also choose to withdraw your appeal at any time.
Do I need to hire a Dinwiddie County reckless driving lawyer?
Good question; do you? In the end, only you can answer that. Once you’ve read my book, you’ll be more familiar with the reckless driving procedures involved in Dinwiddie County so can make a better-informed decision.
If you decide to hire an attorney, Chapter 8 will walk you through how to get the best lawyer for your case. It will provide questions you should ask; these questions go beyond just how much the attorney’s services cost and will help you determine what kind of service he or she will provide.
Now that you’ve had an overview of the book, go ahead and download it for all the information. It’s free, and all you have to do is fill out the form below. It’ll be emailed to you within seconds.