What to Do if You've Been Arrested for Reckless Driving

police officers checking a vehicleReckless driving is a serious charge that can result in penalties such as up to 12 months in jail and a fine of up to $2,500.00 You could also lose your driving privileges for up to 6 months and you may or may not be given restricted driving privileges.  It is important to understand the risks you face when dealing with such a charge. Finding a Fairfax reckless driving lawyer who can ably defend you in court is essential.

Know Your Record

After you get a reckless driving ticket, be sure to gather all essential documents and driving history records. You need to know how many points you have on your driving record, what prior offenses may be showing on your record, if you have a good driver discount with your insurance company, if there is an accident report on file, if the speedometer on your car has issues, etc .   Knowledge is power when it comes to your case because being able to present mitigation to try to lessen the charge against your or the penalty you receive or to help win your case with a legal defense can only help you.

Work With a Trustworthy Team

The right legal team could potentially help you try to avoid a misdemeanor conviction.  Avoiding a misdemeanor conviction is important for employment, insurance, etc.

Make sure you know your rights and that you’re prepared for what comes next after your arrest. Armed with relevant information and the right lawyer, you will feel much more confident about your case.

Ann M. Thayer
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