Reckless driving is a crime in Virginia. It is specifically defined in Virginia statutes, and the law applies just as much in December as it does the other 11 months of the year. However, the holiday season is one of the times when you might want to pay extra attention to some of the detailed provisions of Virginia’s reckless driving law so that you can avoid ruining your holiday season with a reckless driving arrest.
Six Reckless Driving Laws to Be Aware of During the Holiday Season
As you rush around to do your shopping, to attend parties, and to run errands, it is important to know that:
It is a crime to travel more than 20 mph over the speed limit.
It is a crime to drive over 80 mph.
It is a crime to drive too fast for highway or traffic conditions.
It is a crime to drive with an obstructed view.
It is a crime to fail to give proper signals.
It is a crime to drive in any manner that endangers life, limb, or property on a road or in a parking lot.
The potential consequences for these reckless driving crimes, and for the other forms of reckless driving in Virginia, include jail time, fines, and a suspension of your driver’s license. Additionally, you will have a permanent criminal record if you are convicted.
What to Do If You Are Arrested for Reckless Driving in December
When you went out to go shopping, to attend a party, or to do holiday-related errands you certainly didn’t mean to break the law. However, if you received a reckless driving summons, then you need to take it seriously. Ignoring the summons could result in more significant criminal penalties for you.
The Wilson Law Firm is here to help you throughout the year, including during the holiday season. Whether you live in Virginia or you were here visiting, please reach out to us via this website or by phone to find out how an experienced lawyer can help you after a reckless driving charge and to schedule a free consultation. We will make sure that your rights are protected so that you don’t have that burden while you celebrate this season with your loved ones.