Reckless driving is a serious crime in Virginia, and there are approximately 16 ways that this law can be violated. Since 2020, one of the most common reckless driving charges in our commonwealth has been for driving over 100 mph.
If you were pulled over for driving over 100 mph, you face very serious criminal charges and could be punished severely if you are convicted. You need to retain an experienced reckless driving lawyer immediately to help you mount a strong defense strategy.
What Are the Penalties for Driving Over 100 MPH?
There are two reckless driving offenses for speeding in Virginia. Under Virginia Code §46.2-862, it is illegal to:
- Drive 20 mph or more over the posted speed limit
- Drive in excess of 85 mph no matter what the posted speed limit is
Reckless driving is a Class 1 misdemeanor—the most serious misdemeanor offense in our commonwealth. If you are convicted of reckless driving for speeding over 100 mph, you could face harsher penalties that can include a lengthy jail sentence because you were driving so fast. You could be sentenced to:
- Jail sentence of up to 12 months
- Fine of up to $2,500
- Six-month driver’s license suspension
- Six points on your driving record
In addition, your auto insurance premiums would increase dramatically. You would also have a permanent criminal record that could affect your ability to obtain a job, housing, and more for the rest of your life.
How Our Attorneys Can Help You
If you have been arrested for reckless driving and were driving over 100 mph, your first step should be to hire a knowledgeable reckless driving lawyer. At The Wilson Law Firm, we understand the serious ramifications a reckless driving conviction can have on your life and are here to help you achieve the best possible outcome in your criminal case.
We will thoroughly investigate the circumstances surrounding your arrest and will mount an aggressive defense strategy for you. Even if you are guilty, you may have strong defenses that could result in the charges against you being dismissed or reduced to a less serious offense through a plea bargain. To find out more about how we can assist you, contact our Manassas office or start a live chat to schedule your free consultation today.