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 for May and June of 2021. Our clients avoided convictions for reckless driving by speed for speeds as high as 104 mph (Virginia Beach GDC), 100 mph (Chesapeake GDC), 94 mph (Norfolk GDC), and 75 mph in a 35 mph (Portsmouth Circuit Court). Clients avoided jail even though convicted of doing 111 mph in Chesapeake GDC, 97 mph in Northampton GDC , and 100 mph in Virginia Beach Circuit Court. Reckless driving dismissals occurred in cities such as Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Newport News, Suffolk, and Northampton. Dismissals occurred for other charges such as no operator’s license, failure to obey traffic signal, improper passing, following to closely, reckless driving for improper brakes, misdemeanor tunnel height violations, and more. 

Notable cases:

  • May 3, 2021, Hampton GDC 87/65 RD, reduced to 19 over.
  • May 4, 2021, Hampton GDC 88/55 RD, reduced to improper driving.
  • May 4, 2021, Portsmouth GDC, Failure to obey highway sign, dismissed.
  • May 5, 2021, Virginia Beach GDC 65/40 RD, reduced to 9 over.
    • Virginia Beach GDC 76/55 RD, reduced to improper driving.
  • May 5, 2021, Norfolk GDC 86/55 RD, reduced to improper driving.
    • Norfolk GDC 94/55 RD, reduced to improper driving. (Proof here)
  • May 5, 2021, Hampton GDC 88/65 RD, reduced to speeding at the same speed.
  • May 6, 2021, Virginia Beach GDC 82/55 RD, reduced to 9 over.
  • May 7, 2021, Suffolk GDC 73/45 RD, reduced to 14 over.
  • May 7, 2021, Northampton CC 87/55 RD, reduced to speeding at 80/55.
  • May 10, 2021, Virginia Beach GDC 59/35 RD, dismissed.
  • May 11, 2021, Suffolk GDC reckless driving for operating improper brakes, dismissed.
  • May 11, 2021, Northampton GDC 77/45 RD, reduced to speeding at 71/45.
    • Northampton GDC 76/55 RD, dismissed.
  • May 11, 2021, Hampton GDC, Failure to obey traffic signal, dismissed.
  • May 13, 2021, Virginia Beach GDC reckless driving generally, dismissed.
  • May 13, 2021, Chesapeake GDC 100/60 RD, reduced to speeding at 90/60. (Proof here)
    • Chesapeake GDC 96/60 RD, reduced to speeding at 92/60.
    • Chesapeake GDC, Improper passing on the right, dismissed.
  • May 13, 2021, Northampton GDC 82/55 RD, reduced to improper driving.
  • May 14, 2021, Virginia Beach GDC 89/55 RD, reduced to 14 over.
    • Virginia Beach GDC 104/55 RD, dismissed. (Proof here)
    • Virginia Beach GDC following too closely, dismissed.
  • May 18, 2021, Virginia Beach GDC 50/35 speeding, dismissed.
  • May 18, 2021, Newport News GDC 85/60 RD, reduced to improper driving.
  • May 18, 2021, Northampton GDC 73/45 RD, reduced to speeding at the same speed.
    • Northampton GDC 85/55 RD, reduced to improper driving.
  • May 19, 2021, Norfolk GDC 53/30 speeding, dismissed.
    • Norfolk GDC 55/25 RD, dismissed.
  • May 20, 2021, Hampton GDC 88/55 RD, reduced to speeding at 83/55.
  • May 21, 2021, Suffolk GDC, 68/25 RD, reduced to improper driving.
  • May 26, 2021, Virginia Beach GDC, 84/55 RD, reduced to improper driving.
  • May 28, 2021, Virginia Beach GDC, 86/55 RD, reduced to speeding at 10 over.
  • June 1, 2021, Virginia Beach GDC, fail to obey traffic light, dismissed.
  • June 2, 2021, Hampton GDC, tunnel height violation, dismissed.
  • June 3, 2021, Chesapeake GDC, RD 111/60, NO JAIL TIME!
  • June 3, 2021, Northampton GDC, 97/55 RD, NO JAIL TIME!
  • June 4, 2021, Portsmouth CC 75/35 RD and fictitious plates, both dismissed. (Proof here)
  • June 4, 2021, Virginia Beach GDC 56/35 RD, reduced to defective equipment.
  • June 7, 2021, Norfolk GDC RD generally and evading a traffic control device, both dismissed. 
  • June 8, 2021, Virginia Beach GDC 58/35 RD, dismissed on a calibration argument. 
  • June 14, 2021, Virginia Beach GDC 58/35 non-reckless, dismissed.
  • June 15, 2021, Suffolk GDC 69/45 RD, dismissed.
  • June 16, 2021, Virginia Beach GDC 76/55 RD, dismissed.
    • Virginia Beach GDC failure to yield (accident), dismissed.
  • June 16, 2021, Northampton GDC 87/55 RD, reduced to improper driving.
  • June 17, 2021, Virginia Beach CC 100/55 RD, NO JAIL TIME!
  • June 22, 2021, Virginia Beach GDC 79/55 RD, reduced to speeding at 9 over.
  • June 22, 2021, Accomack GDC 85/55 RD, reduced to speeding at 19 over.
    • Accomack GDC 77/45 RD, reduced to improper driving.
  • June 23, 2021, Accomack GDC no license, dismissed.
  • June 23, 2021, Hampton GDC tunnel height violation, dismissed.
  • June 24, 2021, Virginia Beach GDC 87/55 RD, reduced to speeding at 19 over.
    • VBGDC: failure to carry license dismissed and RD for failure to signal reduced to improper driving.
  • June 25, 2021, Norfolk GDC 68/35 RD, reduced to speeding at 29 over.
  • June 25, 2021, Newport News GDC 90/65 RD dismissed.
  • June 30, 2021, Virginia Beach GDC RD generally, reduced to improper driving.

May 3, 2021, Hampton GDC
Charge: Reckless Driving by Speed at 87/65
Disposition: Reduced to Speeding at 19 Over, Infraction

Learn more about Hampton Reckless Driving Defense

May 4, 2021, Norfolk GDC
Charge: Reckless Driving for 88/55
Disposition: Reduced to Improper Driving, Infraction

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May 4, 2021, Portsmouth GDC
Charge: Failure to Obey Highway Sign
Disposition: Dismissed

May 5, 2021, Virginia Beach GDC
Charge: Reckless Driving for 65/40
Disposition: Reduced to 9 Over the Speed Limit, Infraction

Learn more about Virginia Beach Reckless Driving Defense 

May 5, 2021, Virginia Beach GDC
Charge: Reckless Driving for 76/55
Disposition: Reduced to Improper Driving, Infraction

May 5, 2021, Norfolk GDC
Charge: Reckless Driving for 86/55
Disposition: Reduced to Improper Driving, Infraction

May 5, 2021, Norfolk GDC
Charge: Reckless Driving for 94/55
Disposition: Reduced to Improper Driving, Infraction

May 5, 2021, Hampton GDC
Charge: Reckless Driving by Speed at 88/65
Disposition: Reduced to Speeding at the Same Speed, Infraction

May 6, 2021, Virginia Beach GDC
Charge: Reckless Driving for 82/55
Disposition: Reduced to Speeding at 9 Over the Speed Limit, Infraction

May 7, 2021, Suffolk GDC
Charge: Reckless Driving by Speed at 73/45
Disposition: Reduced to Speeding at 14 Over the Speed Limit, Infraction

Learn more about Suffolk Reckless Driving Defense

May 7, 2021, Northampton Circuit Court
Charge: Reckless Driving for 87/55
Disposition: Reduced to Speeding at 80/55, Infraction

May 10, 2021, Virginia Beach GDC
Charge: Reckless Driving for 59/35
Disposition: Dismissed

May 11, 2021, Suffolk GDC
Charge: Reckless Driving for Operating Improper Brakes
Disposition: Dismissed

May 11, 2021, Northampton GDC
Charge: Reckless Driving by Speed at 77/45
Disposition: Reduced to Speeding at 71/45, Infraction

Learn more about Northampton Reckless Driving Defense

May 11, 2021, Northampton GDC
Charge: Reckless Driving by Speed at 76/55
Disposition: Dismissed

May 11, 2021, Hampton GDC
Charge: Failure to Obey Traffic Sign
Disposition: Dismissed

May 13, 2021, Virginia Beach GDC
Charge: Reckless Driving Generally
Disposition: Dismissed

May 13, 2021, Chesapeake GDC
Charge: Reckless Driving by Speed at 100/60
Disposition: Reduced to Speeding at 90/60, Infraction

Learn more about Chesapeake Reckless Driving Defense

May 13, 2021, Chesapeake GDC
Charge: Reckless Driving by Speed at 96/60
Disposition: Reduced to Speeding at 92/60, Infraction

May 13, 2021, Chesapeake GDC
Charge: Improper Passing on the Right
Disposition: Dismissed

May 13, 2021, Northampton GDC
Charge: Reckless Driving by Speed at 82/55
Disposition: Reduced to Improper Driving, Infraction

May 14, 2021, Virginia Beach GDC
Charge: Reckless Driving by Speed at 89/55
Disposition: Reduced to Speeding at 14 Over Speed Limit, Infraction

May 14, 2021, Virginia Beach GDC
Charge: Reckless Driving for 104/55
Disposition: Dismissed

May 14, 2021, Virginia Beach GDC
Charge: Following to Closely
Disposition: Dismissed

May 18, 2021, Virginia Beach GDC
Charge: Speeding at 50/35
Disposition: Dismissed

May 18, 2021, Newport News GDC
Charge: Reckless Driving Generally
Disposition: Reduced to Improper Driving, Infraction

Learn more about Newport News Reckless Driving Defense

May 18, 2021, Northampton GDC
Charge: Reckless Driving by Speed at 73/45
Disposition: Reduced to Speeding at the Same Speed, Infraction

May 18, 2021, Northampton GDC
Charge: Reckless Driving by Speed at 85/55
Disposition: Reduced to Improper Driving, Infraction

May 19, 2021, Norfolk GDC
Charge: Speeding at 53/30
Disposition: Dismissed

May 19, 2021, Norfolk GDC
Charge: Reckless Driving for 55/25
Disposition: Dismissed

Learn more about Norfolk Reckless Driving Defense

May 20, 2021, Hampton GDC
Charge: Reckless Driving by Speed at 88/55
Disposition: Reduced to Speeding at 83/55, Infraction

May 21, 2021, Suffolk GDC
Charge: Reckless Driving by Speed at 68/25
Disposition: Reduced to Improper Driving, Infraction

May 26, 2021, Virginia Beach GDC
Charge: Reckless Driving for 84/55
Disposition: Reduced to Improper Driving, Infraction

May 28, 2021, Virginia Beach GDC
Charge: Reckless Driving for 86/55
Disposition: Reduced to Speeding at 10 Over, Infraction

June 1, 2021, Virginia Beach GDC
Charge: Fail to Obey Traffic Signal
Disposition: Dismissed

June 2, 2021, Hampton GDC
Charge: Tunnel Height Violation (Misdemeanor Charge)
Disposition: Dismissed

Learn more about tunnel height violation charges, a misdemeanor trap in Hampton Roads.

June 3, 2021, Chesapeake GDC
Charge: Reckless Driving for 111/60
Disposition: Guilty, but no Jail!

June 3, 2021, Northampton GDC
Charge: Reckless Driving by Speed at 97/55
Disposition: Guilty, but no Jail!

June 4, 2021, Portsmouth CC
Charge: Reckless Driving by Speed for 73/45
Disposition: Dismissed

Learn more about Portsmouth Reckless Driving Defense

This client also had his fictious plates charge dismissed (see below).

June 4, 2021, Virginia Beach GDC
Charge: Reckless Driving for 56/35
Disposition: Reduced to Defective Equipment, Infraction

June 7, 2021, Norfolk GDC
Charge: Reckless Driving Generally
Disposition: Dismissed

This client also had their evading a traffic control device charge dismissed (see below).

June 8, 2021, Virginia Beach GDC
Charge: Reckless Driving by Speed at 58/35
Disposition: Dismissed due to radar calibration issue

June 14, 2021, Virginia Beach GDC
Charge: Speeding at 58/35, Non-Reckless
Disposition: Dismissed

June 15, 2021, Suffolk GDC
Charge: Reckless Driving by Speed for 69/45 (The docket lists speed wrong)
Disposition: Dismissed

June 16, 2021, Virginia Beach GDC
Charge: Reckless Driving for 76/55
Disposition: Dismissed

June 16, 2021, Virginia Beach GDC
Charge: Fail to Yield/ Accident
Disposition: Dismissed

June 16, 2021, Northampton GDC
Charge: Reckless Driving by Speed at 87/55
Disposition: Reduced to Improper Driving, Infraction

June 17, 2021, Virginia Beach CC
Charge: Reckless Driving for 100/55
Disposition: Guilty, but no Jail for this tough jurisdiction!

June 22, 2021, Virginia Beach GDC
Charge: Reckless Driving for 79/55
Disposition: Reduced to Speeding at 9 Over, Infraction

June 22, 2021, Accomack GDC
Charge: Reckless Driving for 85/55
Disposition: Reduced to Speeding at 19 Over, Infraction

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June 22, 2021, Accomack GDC
Charge: Reckless Driving for 77/45
Disposition: Reduced to Improper Driving, Infraction

June 23, 2021, Accomack GDC
Charge: No Driver’s License
Disposition: Dismissed

June 23, 2021, Hampton GDC
Charge: Tunnel Height Violation
Disposition: Dismissed

June 24, 2021, Virginia Beach GDC
Charge: Reckless Driving by Speed at 87/55
Disposition: Reduced to Speeding at 19 Over, Infraction

June 24, 2021, Virginia Beach GDC
Charge: Reckless Driving for Failure to Signal
Disposition: Reduced to Improper Turning, Infraction

This client also had their failture to carry license charge dismissed (see below).

June 25, 2021, Norfolk GDC
Charge: Reckless Driving for 68/35
Disposition: Reduced to Speeding at 29 Over, Infraction

June 25, 2021, Newport News GDC
Charge: Reckless Driving by Speed at 90/65
Disposition: Dismissed

June 30, 2021, Virginia Beach GDC
Charge: Reckless Driving Generally
Disposition: Reduced to Improper Driving, Infraction

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