If you’ve gotten a reckless driving ticket in Prince George County, you’re probably feeling a little unsure of what’s going to happen next. The problem is, you’re surrounded by lawyer advertisements that are trying to scare you into hiring them.
Stop. Don’t hire a lawyer just yet. Instead, you should learn a bit more about what’s going to happen next. That’s where my book comes in; here you can find an overview of what it contains about reckless driving and the legal procedures that come with a charge.
What is Prince George County reckless driving?
Reckless driving in Virginia is considered a class 1 misdemeanor. This means it’s on the same level as crimes such as driving under the influence and possession of marijuana.
Most people receive tickets for speeding, but as chapter 1 of my book will tell you, you can receive a ticket for other offenses such as passing a stopped school bus.
What possibilities might there be in Prince George County for reckless driving?
Chapter 2 will tell you about the different penalties that a reckless driving conviction can give you, such as fines or even jail time. Don’t worry, though, because you have the opportunity to defend yourself against your charges.
As chapter 3 says, the Commonwealth must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you are guilty of your charge. Chapter 3 will then also give you defenses you can use, such as driving on a road that does not fall under reckless driving laws.
What other possibilities are there in Prince George County?
At this point, you may want to schedule a free consultation with a local lawyer (don’t worry, you don’t have to hire!) who knows the judges in your area. Sometimes, judges will order you to a driver improvement clinic or sentence you to community service to reduce your charges, and you can get a reduction in other ways as talked about in chapter 5.
If you’re still unhappy with the outcome of your case, you can appeal and get a new trial with a different judge. Chapter 7 will tell you how to go about the appeals process. If you decide after appealing that you don’t actually want to do it, you can always withdraw the appeal.
Do I need to hire a Prince George County reckless driving lawyer?
The decision is entirely yours. You’ve read how court procedures work and what can be applied to your specific case and so are equipped to make this decision. If you do decide to hire an attorney, make sure you read chapter 8 as it will help you hire the lawyer best suited to your case.
Now that you’ve gotten the overview, you can get the whole book for free. All you have to do is fill out the form below, and it will be emailed to you within seconds.