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A few days ago, I defended two different clients charged with reckless driving for going 30 miles per hour over the speed limit. One case was in Chesapeake General District Court and one was in Norfolk General District Court, but both received favorable dispositions. Both were reduced to speeding tickets. My clients did not receive a criminal conviction. They were able to avoid a class 1 misdemeanor and penalties associated with that, which can include jail time or a suspended license. Under Virginia law, reckless driving can be charged for going 20 or more miles above the speed limit. These outcomes were good wins since driving 30 miles per hour over the speed limit definitely pushes the limit for receiving mercy from the court.
Norfolk General District Court: Reckless Driving (85/55) –> Reduced to speeding at the same speed, a speeding ticket.
Chesapeake General District Court: Reckless Driving (55/25) –> Reduced to speeding at 19 over the limit, a speeding ticket.
In July, I handled over thirty traffic/misdemeanor cases. I handle cases in localities ranging from Virginia Beach, Newport News, Chesapeake, Northampton, Accomack, Norfolk, Suffolk, Hampton, and Portsmouth.