Section 46.2-868 of the Virginia Motor Vehicle Code classifies Reckless Driving in Virginia as a class 1 misdemeanor criminal offense.  Section 18.2-11 of the Virginia Code sets out the possible punishments:  incarceration for up to one year and the imposition of a fine of up to $2,500.00.

In addition to the possibility of being sentenced to pay a fine and serve time in jail, one convicted of Reckless Driving in Virginia may also suffer a suspension of the license / privilege to drive in Virginia.  Although the maximum period of suspension for most Reckless Driving offenses in Virginia is six months (see 46.2-392 & 46.2-393), if one is convicted of Racing in Virginia, the minimum period of license suspension is six months and the maximum is two years. 

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.