Reckless Driving in Virginia


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RecklessVirginia defines reckless driving as driving “recklessly or at a speed or in a manner so as to endanger the life, limb, or property of any person.” Va. Code 46.2-852. It is classified as a Class 1 Misdemeanor. A person convicted of a Class 1 misdemeanor may be sent to jail for not more than twelve months and/or fined not more than $2,500.

Along with the fines and penalties imposed by the court, drivers facing Reckless Driving charges will also lose 6 Safe Driver Points, and suffer higher insurance costs.

If you are facing Reckless Driving charges, you should contact an attorney right away.


Rebecca Melone

Written By Rebecca Melone

Rebecca Melone established Melone Hatley P.C. in 2014 with the goal of helping families with a range of legal services from estate and family law to traffic tickets and misdemeanor criminal matters.
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