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What happens if I’m arrested for reckless driving in Virginia while I’m on probation for another crime?

Reckless Driving SignThis isn’t the first time that you’ve been accused of committing a crime in Virginia. You are currently on probation as a sentence for another crime. As you well know by now, there are specific terms related to your probation. One of those terms likely prevents you from committing a crime. An arrest—even before you are convicted—may violate the terms of your probation.

Probation Violation Is a Serious Legal Matter

If you are accused of a reckless driving crime while you are on probation in Virginia then you have two legal problems:

  • You face potential probation revocation. This may mean that you need to serve jail time or another sentence imposed by the court for the crime for which you are currently serving probation.

  • You face potential legal consequences related to the reckless driving charges pending against you. This may include jail time, fines, and other penalties.

If you are found to have violated the terms of your probation agreement and if you are found to be guilty of reckless driving then you may have to serve both sentences consecutively, and you may lose your freedom for a long time.

You Need a Criminal Defense Lawyer Now

You have not received a speeding ticket. Instead, you have been charged with a crime, and you face all of the potential penalties that come with a criminal conviction.

Your future is not something that you can leave to chance. Instead, you need to work with an experienced reckless driving defense attorney who knows what evidence to gather, what questions to ask, and what arguments to make to protect your rights in accordance with Virginia law.

Do not suffer more significant penalties than necessary. Instead, talk to Attorney T. Kevin Wilson about how you can minimize any jail time, fines, or license suspension. Contact the Wilson Law Firm today to schedule your free, no-obligation consultation and to discuss your next moves.

 

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