The offense of Reckless Driving in Virginia is a wolf in sheep's clothing. Most people simply do not understand how serious a Virginia Reckless Driving offense is. Perhaps it's because people are generally just given a ticket and allowed to go on their way; or perhaps it's because people have heard about others coming to court, pleading guilty and simply having a fine imposed. Whatever the reason, people don't seem to understand that a Virginia Reckless Driving is a misdemeanor criminal offense which falls in the same category as DUI, Assault and Battery and Petit Larceny - and is punished more severely than Possession of Marijuana.
Being convicted of a Virginia Reckless Driving will result in a permanent criminal record and can result in the offender paying a fine, suffering a license suspension, being sentenced to jail, having insurance rates increased, having demerit points assessed by the Virginia DMV, losing a security clearance, losing a job and even a home.
If you have been accused of a Virginia Reckless Driving offense, Manassas, Virginia Reckless Driving Lawyer, T. Kevin Wilson and The Wilson Law Firm can help you.