How long is reckless driving on your record?

Reckless driving is considered to be a serious offense all around the world. Each individual who rashly drives, without paying attention to the safety of people and property around is subjected to the crime of reckless driving. In regard to this crime traffic rules and regulations are quite strict around the globe, but when it comes to United States of America they become even stricter. In region of Virginia reckless driving is recognized as a serious offense even more than careless or improper driving. Under the section of Virginia traffic code 46.2-868, any individual or group of individuals found guilty of reckless driving is convicted under the category of class 1 misdemeanor. All kinds of traffic violations, have severe penalties, but when it comes to class 1 misdemeanor penalties become more severe. For the people who fall under this category following penalties are sentenced by the court:

  • Fine of up to $2500;
  • An imprisonment of up to six months, but in complex cases it can be up to twelve months;
  • Suspension of driving license for a particular tenure.

Under the light of traffic code designed by the Virginian Government, reckless driving is a major offense, therefore it is charged with high penalties to ensure that the same negligence is not repeated by the accused again. For a reckless driving case, outlaws in most of the countries of the world are charged two points. These points stay in the record for consecutive three years. However, as already discussed traffic laws design by US Government are stricter as compared to that of rest of the world, therefore anyone caught guilty of reckless driving in any of the counties of commonwealth of Virginia is penalized with 6 points. These points stay on the driving record for eleven consecutive years.

Court sentences punishments depending on the prior driving record of the driver, therefore these points prove out to be a chaos for one is the later future. However, one can reduce his or her penalty by arguing the court, with the stance that although he or she was driving recklessly but people and property around were safe. This cannot happen without any legal consultancy and support, which can deal with the whole case smartly. Anyhow, you need not to worry as Law offices of SRIS P.C. is here to assist you with your reckless driving concerns. Law offices of SRIS P.C. is established in Virginia with a goal to deal with all kinds of charges in regard to traffic code. We have a group of trial attorneys and two former prosecutors to deal with such cases efficiently. All what you have to do is contact any of our attorneys and schedule your first meeting with us.

Penalties imposed under the light of traffic code are quite strict, they can even put further driving activities at stake, and therefore in order to overcome them you must consult Law offices of SRIS P.C. We strive hard to reduce your punishment to a significant level.