If you’re charged with reckless driving in Fauquier County, Virginia, you need to know what your options are.
Some people take the approach of simply picking up the phone book and calling all the different reckless driving lawyers in Fauquier. However, that’s a very dangerous prospect. There’s also some misinformation and fear tactics out there, and just calling out of the phone book won’t necessarily insure that you hired the best reckless driving lawyer for the case.
Before you call anyone, you should download my book to learn about your case.
I’m not even asking you to call me. I’m asking you to just download my free book to learn about your case in Fauquier. It will arm you with the information you need to know how to handle your case.
What is Fauquier reckless driving?
Reckless driving in Virginia is a class 1 misdemeanor. It is the same level of offense as a DUI, possession of marijuana or assault and battery.
If you are charged with reckless driving in Fauquier County one of the main types of charges you may be facing is reckless driving by speed. There are also over a dozen other types of reckless driving that you could be facing.
Chapter 1 of my book will give you the information to learn about what kind of charge you’re specifically facing. And it will discuss all the main types of reckless driving charges.
What are the punishments?
The basic consequences of reckless driving are: a fine up to $2500, jail up to one year, and license suspension up to six months. Those are the maximums, and you won’t necessarily get that much punishment.
Chapter 2 of my book will go into the details about what you actually may be facing for a reckless driving offense. The book is written for Virginia in general but will give you a lot of good insight into what possible outcomes you could be facing. To know exactly what you’re facing for a Fauquier case you’re going to want to talk with a local, experienced, traffic attorney who handles cases in Fauquier.
What possible defenses can we use in Fauquier County?
In Virginia, the Commonwealth has to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you were driving recklessly whether it the charge is under the general rule, by speed, or another form of reckless driving. Every element of the case provides us with a possible defense.
One of the big defenses for reckless driving by speed relates to the officer’s proof of calibration for his radar or lidar device. He’s got to be able to prove that it has been calibrated and found to be accurate. This defense can get pretty technical, and this is one area where having an experienced lawyer can really pay off.
Importantly, Chapter 4 of my book will go into the really important question of what defenses don’t normally work. If you’re charged with reckless driving in Virginia you should know that some defenses, such as “I had to pee”, don’t normally work.
What other outcomes might we be able to get?
In Fauquier there may be other possibilities on the table for your reckless driving case. Just because the Commonwealth can prove the charge against you doesn’t mean that you will be found guilty of reckless driving. In some courts, you could be given the possibility to do a driving school or perhaps a reckless aggressive driver education program. Chapter 5 of my book will go into these kinds of details and give you a lot of insight into the possible outcomes that you could look for with an attorney.
Should I hire a lawyer for my Fauquier reckless driving case?
That’s a question that could be hard to answer in the abstract. It’s going to depend upon the facts of your case, your driving record, and the overall circumstances. However, it makes sense to at least talk with several local traffic attorneys who regularly practice in Fauquier County. And when you talk with them you need to know what questions to ask.
Chapter 8 of my book will give you some insight into the important questions to talk with a Fauquier traffic lawyer about. Note that the most important question is not how “much do you charge?” The most important question in my opinion is to find out about their personal experience in handling cases like yours in front o the judge who will be hearing your case.
What are you waiting for at this point? The book is free!
You can get it by simply filing out the form below with your contact information. It will be immediately emailed to you, and you can begin learning about your case.