Yes, you should contact a reckless driving lawyer even if you think that you are guilty of speeding. Reckless driving is not the same as a speeding ticket. Instead, reckless driving is a crime, and it is important that you understand your rights so that you can be treated fairly under the law.
You May Think You’re Guilty—But You May Not Be Guilty of Reckless Driving
Reckless driving is a specifically defined crime in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Thus, while you may be sure that you were speeding, you may not really know if you should be charged with reckless driving. To be convicted of reckless driving for speeding in Virginia, you must have been driving more than 85 mph or at least 20 mph over the speed limit.
Attorney T. Kevin Wilson can investigate what really happened and make sure that you are only held accountable for any legal violations which you actually committed—not those you think you may have committed.
You Deserve a Fair Sentence
Even if you are guilty, you should only receive the sentence that you deserve. An experienced Virginia reckless driving lawyer can make sure that all of your rights are protected and that you are treated fairly throughout your case.
In Virginia, reckless driving is a class 1 misdemeanor and you may be sentenced to up to 12 months in prison, a fine of up to $2,500, and a six-month suspension of your driver’s license. Additionally, a reckless driving sentence could result in an increase in your car insurance premiums and it will stay on your record after the government-imposed penalties have been completed.
Accordingly, even if you were rightfully accused of reckless driving, it is important that the prosecutor and the court consider all of the information relevant to your case so that an appropriate sentence can be determined. This requires the skill and experience of a reckless driving lawyer who wants to see justice done—even if you were driving over the speed limit.
To learn more, please contact Attorney T. Kevin Wilson today for a free, no-obligation consultation about your rights.