Reckless Driving Ticket VA – Charge Reduced
The lawyers at DSK Law successfully represented a client who received a Reckless Driving ticket in VA. They had an accident during a snow storm in Fairfax Virginia. We negotiated a deal with the prosecutor to reduce this Reckless Driving charge to Defective Equipment. This is an excellent result. Reckless Driving is a class 1 misdemeanor punishable by up to 12 months in jail, up to a $2500 fine, and or a 6 month license suspension. Reckless Driving also carries 6 negative points with the Virginia DMV. On the other hand, Defective Equipment is a traffic infraction with a maximum fine of $250 and zero points with the Virginia DMV.
Here’s what happened: After a snow storm, our client lost control of their vehicle because of ice on the road. They could not regain control of the vehicle and struck a Fairfax county salt truck. The accident caused extensive damage to the salt truck and the client’s car was a total loss. While the law states that the mere occurrence of an accident does not prove reckless driving, the client admitted to police that they drove too fast for the conditions.
If you are charged with Reckless Driving Accident in Fairfax Virginia call the experienced attorneys at DSK Law for a free consultation. 703-248-0626