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Reckless Driving Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need a lawyer for a General Reckless Driving charge?

General reckless driving convictions have very serious and negative consequences that can impact you for the rest of your life. Learn the 10 reasons to retain a traffic attorney if charged with general reckless driving under § 46.2­852 of the Virginia Code.

What are the penalties for a General Reckless Driving conviction?

In Virginia, a general reckless driving is a major moving traffic violation, which is generally a more serious offense than careless driving, improper driving, or driving without due care and attention. Penalties can include a license suspension, fines, court costs, DMV points and a criminal record for a class I misdemeanor.

Learn more about general reckless driving penalties and how an experienced traffic attorney like Susan F. Fremit can fight for you.

What are the different types of reckless driving in Virginia?

Any of the different types of reckless driving charges can happen to the best of people with the best of intentions. It can happen as an accident or even an oversight. Before you operate a vehicle on a Virginia road, learn the 10 most common types of reckless driving charges in Virginia as convictions will have a negative impact on your driving record for 11 years, including general reckless driving, reckless driving passing a stopped school bus, and reckless driving by speed.


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