Reckless Driving Attorney in Newport News
A Professional Reckless Driving Attorney in Newport News
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Get Support in Your Newport News Reckless Driving Case
Whether you’re a resident of Newport News or you’re just passing through on Interstate 64, it’s all too easy to get a reckless driving ticket while in the area. The speed limits in Newport News can change without much warning and you may find yourself with a reckless driving by speed summons for doing 20 mph or more above the speed limit or driving above 85 mph.
If you were charged with reckless driving in Newport News, you will be summoned to appear at the General District Court in Newport News. The Newport News General District Court has a reputation for being very strict which means that you need proper legal representation to increase your chances of a positive outcome.
We hope you would consider the team at Peter John Louie, P.C. as the best choice to represent you in court. When you work with us, you’ll have an advocate in a court of law to help increase your chances of getting a good result and minimizing fines. Reckless driving in Virginia carries the possibility of a fine of up to $2,500, a license suspension of up to 6 months, and jail time of up to 1 year.
Are you looking for reckless driving defense for your case in Newport News? If so, you’re in the right place. Get started with the team of professionals here at Peter Louie Law today. Click here to schedule a free consultation with a lawyer.
How We Work
Step One: Contact Our Team
The first step to working with us is to reach out to our team. We’re available by phone, email, and contact form, giving you plenty of ways to get the support you need for your reckless driving summons. Additionally, our consultations, given by experienced lawyers, are free in order to provide helpful information while keeping your wallet happy.
Step Two: Hire Us and Prepare for Court
Next, we’ll go over our legal fees with you. We’ll break down exactly what our reckless driving assistance entails and how we’ll help you in the Newport News traffic court. Once you have paid the retainer fee, we will put you on our calendar and let the court know that we represent you. Then, you should complete the tasks we recommended to increase your chances of a good outcome. Don’t worry, we’ll be right here if you have any questions!
Step Three: Be Represented in a Court of Law
We finish our contract with you by representing you in a court of law. Our lawyers will defend you and argue for the best possible outcome based on the facts of your case and the tasks that you have completed.
We Hope You Consider Us as Your First Choice for a Reckless Driving Lawyer in Newport News
When drivers in Newport News need help with a reckless driving case, they know that they can count on the team at Peter Louie Law. That’s because we’ve been helping local and out-of-state clients with reckless driving issues for years! On top of that, our reputation precedes us and draws clients to our doors when they have reckless driving issues. Count on our team to help you, knowing that you’re being defended by a trustworthy reckless driving lawyer in Newport News.
Partner With a Reliable Newport News Reckless Driving Lawyer
Having support in your reckless driving case is essential. Don’t wait to get the support and assistance you need. Contact our team today to be defended in your reckless driving charge. Click here to schedule a consultation or call 757-932-0464 to schedule a free consultation today.
Newport News General District Court Information
If you were charged with reckless driving in Newport News, you will be summoned to appear at the General District Court in Newport News. The court house is located at 2500 Washington Avenue, 2nd Fl., Newport News, VA 23607-4307. There are several judges for the General District Court. The current judges are: Hon. Matthew W. Hoffman, Hon. Robert G. Saunders, Hon. Michael S. Stein, and Hon. Charisse M. Mullen. Judges rotate on the bench so it is hard to predict which judge you will get.
Newport News Traffic Court Docket
Typically, traffic cases and reckless driving cases are heard in the morning, although there is also a 1:00 p.m. docket. You should check your summons for the exact date, time, and court room your appearance is required at.
Commonwealth Attorney Involvement
The Newport News 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. Howard E. Gwynn is the current Commonwealth Attorney. He has many 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.