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Virginia DMV Reckless Driving, Speeding & Traffic Tickets Defense

One of the most common questions asked by our clients when they get a reckless driving ticket, traffic ticket or speeding ticket in Virginia is “Who determines how many points I get on my driving record?”

The Virginia DMV will assess six points on your driving record if you get convicted of reckless driving in Virginia.

The Virginia DMV will assess between three (3) to six (6) points on your driving record for speeding.

The minimum number of points the Virginia DMV will place on your driving record for a moving violation is three (3) points.

Also, keep in mind that the DMV in Virginia will place a Virginia reckless driving violation on your record for a minimum of five years.

If you have been charged with a Virginia reckless driving ticket, Virginia traffic ticket or Virginia speeding ticket, contact the SRIS Law Group Virginia traffic lawyers to discuss your case.

Virginia has the DMV,i.e., the department of motor vehicles. It keeps the individual’s traffic records. For example, if you break a traffic rule or make a traffic offense the court will notify the DMV. The DMV will then update your driving records. It will post-conviction on your driving record. It will also assign you demerit points. DMV will also issue the order of suspension of your license. The DMV has all traffic record. So, whatever you do, whenever you do, DMV will update it after the court’s notification. The reckless driving laws in Virginia are very strict. You should not be part of reckless driving in VA. The penalties and punishments for reckless driving are severe. Make sure that you do not spoil your record. The Virginia DMV reckless driving record stays for a very long time. If in any case, you do not wish that you receive penalties of the DMV assigns you demerit points, you should hire an expert traffic attorney. The attorney will ensure that you do not get these points and the DMV does not update your record. Hiring a lawyer from a reputable law firm such as law group is a great idea. There are the traffic attorneys who have years of experiencing in dealing with traffic offense cases.

How long does a conviction stay on the DMV record?

Many people do not know how long a conviction does stay on the DMV’s record. DMV records every traffic offense you make. Some stay on the record for two years, some stay for even eleven years. The period depends on the type of offense. The reckless driving conviction stays on your record for a long time.

If you are speeding,i.e., driving at a speed more than 80 Mph and you receive a reckless driving ticket. This conviction will stay on your record for eleven years. A reckless driving ticket that you receive for over speeding 20 Mph of the speed limit also stays for eleven years on the record. Charges for reckless driving and demerit points you get for racing, passing or overtaking an emergency vehicle such as an ambulance also stay on record for eleven years. Reckless driving while passing a school bus, or passing at a railroad crossing also stays for eleven years. No matter it is a felony or a misdemeanor, the DMV will keep your record for some years. The purpose of keeping a record for some years is that if you commit the same offense in this period, the court will charge you with the second offense. For the first offense you may not receive maximum penalty, but for the second or third offense, you will get maximum penalty toed. If you receive a reckless driving ticket for faulty brakes, or not giving a proper signal, the record stays for eleven years. Reckless driving charges in general also stay on your DMV record for 11 years. Make sure that you are not part of a Virginia DMV reckless driving.

The following are some of the most common reckless driving tickets in Virginia:

  • Virginia Reckless Driving Ticket § 46.2-852. Reckless driving; general rule.

Irrespective of the maximum speeds permitted by law, any person who drives a vehicle on any highway recklessly or at a speed or in a manner so as to endanger the life, limb, or property of any person shall be guilty of reckless driving.

  • Virginia Reckless Driving Ticket § 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 twenty miles per hour or more in excess of the applicable maximum speed limit or (ii) in excess of eighty miles per hour regardless of the applicable maximum speed limit.

Additionally, the following is some information you should be aware of if you have been charged with reckless driving in Virginia

What is a Class 1 misdemeanor in Virginia?

A Class 1 misdemeanor in Virginia carries a maximum penalty of 1 year in jail and a $2500 fine.  Also, a conviction for a Virginia reckless driving charge can result in six months loss of your driving privilege in Virginia & 6 points on your driving record.

Should you take a Virginia reckless driving ticket seriously?

Yes, anybody charged with a Virginia reckless driving ticket should take it very seriously because of it a criminal charge and may result in the loss of your security clearance.

If you are charged with a Virginia reckless driving ticket, contact the Law Offices of SRIS P.C. Virginia reckless driving attorneys for help.

You can count on a Virginia reckless driving lawyer from our firm to do their best to help you defend against a Virginia reckless driving ticket.  Our Virginia reckless driving attorneys will do their best to minimize any Virginia reckless driving fine you receive.

Even if you are an out of state driver who has been charged with reckless driving in Virginia, we can defend you.  We frequently defend out of state drivers who are charged with reckless driving in Virginia.