DISCLAIMER – EACH CASE IS UNIQUE AND CASE RESULTS DEPEND ON YOUR INDIVIDUAL SITUATION. CASE RESULTS DO NOT GUARANTEE OR PREDICT A SIMILAR RESULT IN ANY FUTURE CASE UNDERTAKEN BY THE LAWYER.

Below we feature a sampling of case results from when the courts reopened after the Covid-19 closures, through the end of August 2020. We avoided reckless driving convictions for a number of high speed cases involving speeds as high as 106 mph and 99 mph. We avoided convictions for misdemeanor charges such as: racing, DUI, reckless driving by speed, aggressive driving, misdemeanor tunnel height violation, and no insurance. Reckless driving dismissals occurred in cities such as Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Newport News, Hampton, Williamsburg, Northampton, and Accomack.  

Notable cases:

  • May 22, 2020, a reckless driving (accident case) was dismissed in Hampton GDC.
  • June 1, a reckless driving by speed case for 77/45 RD reduced to 73/45 speeding in Accomack Circuit Court.
  • June 12, a reckless driving (accident case) was dismissed in Williamsburg GDC.
  • June 17, a reckless driving (accident case) was dismissed in Hampton GDC.
  • June 18, a 95/60 reckless driving by speed case was reduced to 19 over in Chesapeake GDC.
  • On July 13th, Attorney Louie helped a client in Northampton Circuit Court avoid a reckless driving conviction for 89/55 RD while Attorney Carroll was helping clients in Virginia Beach avoid convictions for reckless driving for racing and reckless driving for an accident.
  • July 23, a reckless driving by speed for 106 mph in a 55 mph zone in Virginia Beach Circuit Court reduced to improper driving, a traffic infraction.  The same client’s racing charge was previously dismissed on September 19, 2019.
  • July 23, a reckless driving generally charge was dismissed in Portsmouth GDC.
  • August 5, a 98/55 RD was reduced to improper driving in Norfolk GDC.
  • August 10, a 90/55 RD was dismissed in Hampton GDC.
  • August 10, a 67/45 RD was dismissed in Newport News GDC.
  • August 11, a DUI charge in Norfolk GDC was dismissed after a bench trial.
  • August 12, a 90/55 RD and no insurance charge were dismissed in Accomack GDC.
  • August 18, a 85/55 RD was dismissed in Northampton GDC.
  • August 21, a 99/55 RD was dismissed in Virginia Beach GDC.
  • August 28, an aggressive driving charge was dismissed in Chesapeake GDC.

May 22, 2020, Hampton GDC
Charge: Reckless Driving for Failure to Maintain Control
Disposition: Dismissed.

June 2, 2020, Accomack Circuit Court
Charge: Reckless Driving by Speed for 77/45
Disposition: Reduced to a Speed Ticket, Traffic Infraction

Learn more about Accomack Reckless Driving Defense here.

June 11, 2020, Chesapeake GDC
Charge: Speeding for 83/60
Disposition: Reduced to Defective Equipment, Traffic Infraction

June 12, 2020, Williamsburg GDC
Charge: Reckless Driving
Disposition: Dismissed.

June 17, 2020, Hampton GDC
Charge: Reckless Driving
Disposition: Dismissed.

Learn more about Hampton Reckless Driving Defense here.

June 18, 2020, Chesapeake GDC
Charge: Reckless Driving by Speed for 95/60
Disposition: Reduced to a 19 Over, Traffic Infraction

Learn more about Chesapeake Reckless Driving Defense here. 

June 22, 2020, Hampton GDC
Charge: Overheight Tunnel Violation
Disposition: Dismissed.

We explain the Hampton Tunnel Height Violation Charge here. 

June 23, 2020, Hampton GDC
Charge: Reckless Driving for 20 Over the Speed
Disposition: Reduced to 14 Over, Traffic Infraction

July 7, 2020, Virginia Beach GDC
Charge: Reckless Driving for 67/35
Disposition: Dismissed.

Learn more about Virginia Beach Reckless Driving Defense here. 

July 7, 2020, Northampton GDC
Charge: Reckless Driving for 79/45
Disposition: Reduced to Improper Driving.

Learn more about Northampton Reckless Driving Defense here. 

July 8, 2020, Norfolk GDC
Charge: Reckless Driving for 89/55
Disposition: Reduced to 19 Over, Traffic Infraction

Learn more about Norfolk Reckless Driving Defense here. 

July 8, 2020, Norfolk GDC
Charge: Reckless Driving and Expired Inspection
Disposition: Both Charges Dismissed.

July 8, 2020, Norfolk GDC
Charge: Reckless Driving for 81/55
Disposition: Dismissed.  

July 8, 2020, Norfolk GDC
Charge: Reckless Driving for 95/55
Disposition: Reduced to Speeding at 90/55, Traffic Infraction

July 9, 2020, Virginia Beach GDC
Charge: Reckless Driving for 85/55
Disposition: Dismissed.

July 9, 2020, Chesapeake GDC
Charge: Reckless Driving by Speed for 93/60
Disposition: Reduced to Improper Driving, Traffic Infraction

July 13, 2020, Virginia Beach GDC
Charge: Reckless Driving for Racing, Misdemeanor
Disposition: Reduced to Improper Driving. Racing is an elevated type of reckless driving charge that carries a 6 month license suspension.  Improper driving is a traffic infraction.

July 13, 2020, Virginia Beach GDC
Charge: Reckless Driving for Improper Control or Brakes
Disposition: Dismissed.

July 13, 2020, Northampton County Circuit
Charge: Reckless Driving by speed for 89/55
Disposition: Reduced to Speeding, Traffic Infraction

July 14, 2020, Norfolk GDC
Charge: Unsafe Lane Change
Disposition: Dismissed.

July 16, 2020, Virginia Beach GDC
Charge: Reckless Driving for 90/55
Disposition: Reduced to a 19 Over, Traffic Infraction

July 16, 2020, Virginia Beach GDC
Charge: Speeding for 73/55
Disposition: Charge Dropped by Officer after we reviewed his evidence.

July 20, 2020, Virginia Beach GDC
Charge: Reckless Driving for 57/35
Disposition: Reduced to Speeding, Traffic Infraction

July 20, 2020, Virginia Beach GDC
Charge: Reckless Driving for 63/35
Disposition: Reduced to Speeding, Traffic Infraction

July 21, 2020, Virginia Beach GDC
Charge: Speeding for 54/35
Disposition: Dismissed. 

July 21, 2020, Chesapeake GDC
Charge: Driving Too Fast for Road Conditions
Disposition: Dismissed. 

July 23, 2020, Virginia Beach Circuit
Charge: Reckless Driving for 87/55
Disposition: Reduced to Improper Driving, Traffic Infraction

July 23, 2020, Virginia Beach Circuit
Charge: Reckless Driving for 106/55
Disposition: Reduced to Improper Driving, Traffic Infraction. Our client’s racing charge was previously dismissed in VBGDC on September 19, 2019.

July 23, 2020, Portsmouth GDC
Charge: Reckless Driving
Disposition: Dismissed. 

July 23, 2020, Chesapeake GDC
Charge: Reckless Driving by Speed for 83/60
Disposition: Reduced to a 19 Over, Traffic Infraction

July 24, 2020, Virginia Beach GDC
Charge: Reckless Driving
Disposition: Reduced to a 20 Over, Traffic Infraction

July 24, 2020, Virginia Beach GDC
Charge: Reckless Driving for 60/35
Disposition: Reduced to a 9 Over, Traffic Infraction

July 28, 2020, Norfolk GDC
Charge: Reckless Driving 
Disposition: Dismissed. 

August 3, 2020, Newport News GDC
Charge: Reckless Driving 
Disposition: Reduced to Improper Driving, Traffic Infraction

Learn more about Newport News Reckless Driving Defense here.

August 3, 2020, Virginia Beach GDC
Charge: Failure to Yield on a Right Turn on Red
Disposition: Dismissed.

August 5, 2020, Norfolk GDC
Charge: Reckless Driving for 98/55
Disposition: Reduced to Improper Driving, Traffic Infraction

August 5, 2020, Norfolk GDC
Charge: Failure to Maintain Lane
Disposition: Dismissed.

 

August 6, 2020, Chesapeake GDC
Charge: Reckless Driving for 88/60
Disposition: Charge Dropped by  Officer

August 10, 2020, Williamsburg GDC
Charge: Reckless Driving
Disposition: Reduced to Defective Speedometer, Traffic Infraction

August 10, 2020, Newport News GDC
Charge: Reckless Driving by Speed for 67/45
Disposition: Dismissed.

August 10, 2020, Hampton GDC
Charge: Reckless Driving for 90 mph in a 55 mph zone
Disposition: Dismissed.

August 11, 2020, Norfolk GDC
Charge: DUI
Disposition: Dismissed. We plead not guilty, put on a trial and argued the facts. Judge found that there was not proof beyond a reasonable doubt that our client was driving under the influence.

August 12, 2020, Accomack GDC
Charge: Reckless Driving for 90/55 and No Insurance
Disposition: Both Charges Dismissed after a Trial.


August 17, 2020, Norfolk GDC
Charge: Reckless Driving for 86/55
Disposition: Reduced to a 19 Over, Traffic Infraction


August 18, 2020, Northampton GDC
Charge: Reckless Driving by Speed for 85/55
Disposition: Dismissed after pleading not guilty and putting on a trial 

August 19, 2020, Virginia Beach GDC
Charge: Reckless Driving  for 89/55
Disposition: Charge Dropped by Officer after Attorney raised issue.

August 21, 2020, Virginia Beach GDC
Charge: Reckless Driving for 99/55
Disposition: Dismissed.

August 28, 2020, Chesapeake GDC
Charge: Aggressive Driving and Expired Registration
Disposition: Both Charges Dismissed. We explain the aggressive driving charge here.

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