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Traffic and Reckless Driving Attorney

Attorney Richmond Virginia

Have you been charged with a traffic violation, such as reckless driving or speeding? If so, it is important that you contact one of our experienced attorneys at Gilliam & Mikula. Our attorneys understand that every now and again we get tickets, and when we do it is tempting to think that you can handle it on your own. Many traffic violations are criminal offenses. It is often possible, with an experienced traffic ticket attorney, to have many criminal traffic offenses reduced or even dismissed.

Virginia has some of the toughest traffic laws in the United States

Did you know that Under Virginia Code, exceeding the speed limit by 20 mph (or exceeding 80 mph anywhere), that you could be charged with reckless driving in the Commonwealth of Virginia? Reckless driving can also be charged if you are driving a vehicle in a manner that endangers the life, limb or property of any other person.

Reckless driving crosses the mark from a traffic infraction to a criminal charge, so it is important to remember that reckless driving is punishable as a Class One Misdemeanor. If a person gets charged and convicted, it is a serious charge that could result in jail time and/or a loss of license. Call our experienced reckless driving attorneys at Gilliam & Mikula.

What are some possible penalties for reckless driving in Virginia?

  • A maximum fine of $2,500

  • The possibility of up to 12 months in jail

  • Possible suspension of your drivers licenses

  • Demerit points assessed on the DMV side

  • Notation on your criminal record

  • Increase to your car insurance premiums

Call an experienced reckless driving attorney that will fight for
you

Most of the impact from a reckless driving charge in Virginia will take place after the court date has happened. What could be expected is a trial could take place in which the officer testifies, you would testify, and the judge decides the case. After that, there would be a fine to pay and court costs. DMV demerit points could be assessed and possible higher insurance premiums.

How does DMV points system work?

Virginia speeding tickets fall into three categories:

  • Reckless driving violation is six (6) points and will be on your driving record for 11 years

  • A 10-19 mph Virginia speeding ticket is four (4) points and will be on your record for 5 years

  • A 1-9 mph Virginia speeding ticket is a three (3) point offense and stays on your record for 3 years

What areas of Virginia do we cover?

We are licensed to practice in all courts throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia. Our attorneys routinely represent individuals, families and businesses in General District Courts, Juvenile Courts and Circuit Courts in Central and Northern Virginia including, but not limited to, Chesterfield, Richmond, Henrico, Hanover, Colonial Heights, Petersburg, Goochland, Fredericksburg, Alexandria, Fairfax, Manassas and surrounding areas.

Why choose Gilliam & Mikula?

Gilliam & Mikula takes pride in approaching and analyzing your specific legal issues within the broader context of your personal, family, and business interests while thoroughly exploring all viable legal strategies. The attorneys at Gilliam & Mikula are here to smoothly guide you through the maze of legal issues and ensure that you achieve the most favorable outcome.

Gilliam & Mikula currently has clients throughout the entire Commonwealth of Virginia, but primarily in Central and Northern Virginia including, but not limited to, Chesterfield, Richmond, Henrico, Hanover, Colonial Heights, Petersburg, Goochland, Fredericksburg, Alexandria, Fairfax, Manassas and surrounding areas.

Our Mission Statement: To provide our clients with outstanding and aggressive legal representation.

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