You’ve gotten a ticket for reckless driving in Sussex County. You’re probably surrounded by advertisements from lawyers telling you you’re going to jail if you don’t hire them. If you don’t know much about court procedures following a reckless driving ticket, you may end up hiring an attorney when you don’t need to.
My book can give help you by giving you information about reckless driving. Here’s a brief overview to show you what the book contains.
What is Sussex County reckless driving?
In Virginia, reckless driving is classified as a class 1 misdemeanor. For comparison’s sake, both possession of marijuana and driving under the influence are class 1 misdemeanors.
As chapter 1 will tell you, most reckless driving tickets are given for excessive speed, but you can get a ticket for other offenses such as not stopping for a stopped school bus.
What defenses can I use in Sussex County for reckless driving?
Chapter 2 talks about the different penalties such as fines or jail time that can come from a reckless driving conviction. Because reckless driving is a crime, though, the Commonwealth has to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you were guilty of the violation you are accused of committing. This leaves plenty of room for you to defend yourself.
Chapter 3 will give you an outline of the various defenses you can use in your defense. For example, police officers have to have a calibration certification that has to meet several state standards to prove the accuracy of the radar reading. If the officer doesn’t have the proper certification, your charges could be dismissed.
On the other hand, chapter 4 details defenses that won’t help you very much in your case. Defenses such as “I had to use the bathroom” or “I was going with the flow of traffic” don’t cut it in court.
What possible outcomes are there in Sussex County?
It might be a good idea for you to talk to an experienced traffic attorney now; you don’t need to hire one, though, as most attorneys will offer you a free consultation to discuss to specifics of your case.
Chapter 5 details the different options, such as reducing your charges to improper driving, that you can take. For example, many judges will use community service or driving improvement clinics to lower the charges.
If you really are upset with the outcome of your case, you can always appeal. This will get you a brand new trial with a different judge. Chapter 7 will outline the appeals process.
Do I need to hire a Sussex County reckless driving lawyer?
Only you can answer this question. After reading the reading the book, you’ll have a good idea of your case and the legal procedures involved in receiving a reckless driving ticket. If you choose to hire a lawyer, chapter 8 has a list of questions to ask an attorney before hiring. For example, you should ask an attorney how much of their practice is devoted to traffic law.
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