WILLIAMSBURG RECKLESS DRIVING DEFENSE ATTORNEY
If you were charged with reckless driving in Williamsburg or James City County, you will be summoned to appear at the Williamsburg-James City County General District Court. The court house is located at 5201 Monticello Avenue, Suite 2, Williamsburg, VA 23188-8218. There are several judges for the Willliamsburg General District Court. The current judges are: Hon. Colleen K. Killilea, Hon. Stephen Ashton Hudgins, and Hon. Stephanie E. Merritt.
Williamsburg Traffic Court Docket
You should check your summons for the exact date, time, and court room your appearance is required at.
Commonwealth Attorney Involvement
The Williamsburg Commonwealth Attorney’s office may get involved with prosecuting a reckless driving charge at the General District Court level. Nate Green 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.