HAMPTON RECKLESS DRIVING DEFENSE ATTORNEY
If you were charged with reckless driving in Hampton, Virginia, you will be summoned to appear at the General District Court in Hampton. The court house is located at 236 North King Street, 2nd Floor Hampton, VA 23669-3518. There are three female judges in the Hampton General District Court. The current judges are: Hon. Corry N. Smith, Hon. Selena Stellute Glenn, and Hon. Tonya Henderson-Stith. Judges typically rotate their assigned courtroom each month. It is not too hard to find free parking in the lots or streets around the courthouse.
Hampton Traffic Court Docket
Typically, the traffic docket where reckless driving charges are heard is in Courtroom C and Courtroom D, at 8:30 and 11:00 a.m. You should check your summons for the exact date, time, and court room your appearance is required at.
Commonwealth Attorney Involvement
The Hampton Commonwealth Attorney’s office typically doesn’t get involved with prosecuting a reckless driving charge at the General District Court level. However, the Commonwealth Attorney’s office can get involved if it wanted to. Anton Bell is the current Commonwealth Attorney. He has Assistant Commonwealth Attorneys working under him.
Possible Reckless Driving Defenses
- A speedometer calibration of your vehicle may help your case if you were charged with reckless driving by speed. I can help you analyze if this is a good idea for your fact pattern. When I go to court, I make sure to check that the police officer has his Virginia Code mandated calibrations done for his equipment. If the officer paced you to determine your speed, there may be other defenses.
- In all reckless driving cases, whether reckless driving for passing a bus or for failure to maintain control of a vehicle, I make sure the police officer or trooper proves his case beyond a reasonable doubt. In accident cases, I look for whether hearsay is involved and whether testimony is admissible in court.
- Going to driving school before court may be an option for you. I can help you analyze if this is a good idea.