The time immediately following a reckless driving charge can be overwhelming and confusing. The person facing the charge may have never faced a criminal charge before and may be unsure about what to do now. A reckless driving ticket is very different from a regular speeding ticket or traffic infraction. A reckless driving charge is a criminal charge that could result in a criminal conviction.
Accordingly, if your spouse has been charged with the crime of reckless driving then it is important to do everything that you can to help your spouse through this difficult time.
Four Ways to Help a Spouse Who Has Been Charged With Reckless Driving
Some of the specific things that you can do to help your spouse who is facing a reckless driving charge include:
Providing emotional support. Your spouse may be angry, confused, and upset about the charges he’s facing. He may not be looking to you to have all of the answers, but instead, he may looking for you to listen to his concerns.
Providing transportation. If your loved one is convicted of the reckless driving charge then his license may be suspended or restricted. With a suspended license, your spouse may be unable to drive at all for a period of time. With a restricted license, your spouse may only be able to drive for certain purposes, such as to get to and from work, for a period of time. Either way, your spouse may depend on you for rides and to do more of the household errands and family driving.
Preventing your spouse from making mistakes that could hurt a reckless driving case. This includes, for example, posting things on Facebook or other social media accounts that could be used against him.
Helping your spouse find an experienced Virginia reckless driving lawyer. An attorney can make sure that all of your spouse’s rights are protected and can represent your spouse in court.
You do not have to have all the answers. Instead, you both can depend on your spouse’s reckless driving lawyer to advise your spouse about what to do next. To learn more, please contact The Wilson Law Firm today for a free, no-obligation consultation with an experienced reckless driving lawyer.