‘Tis the Season for merriment and mirth. However, there is always the possibility that between the holly and the jolly, you will “merry” a bit too far. This is where the fun and games that the holiday season encourages can have a serious repercussions on your life and the lives of others.
A Virginia reckless driving charge can have a serious impact on your life aside from the emotional stress that the ticket can cause you. In Virginia, it’s actually a criminal offense that can lead to jail time, costly fines, and loss of driving privileges. This is where an experience lawyer can help you avoid the potentially serious consequences of this charge.
For example, on a most basic level, a reckless driving charge will most certainly cause your insurance company to raise your rates or even cancel your policy. A criminal record, whether it’s for a misdemeanor or a felony, will stick with you through job applications, and even renting a home. And if the job you’re hoping for requires a security clearance, it will be up to the agency granting the clearance whether you obtain it or not. These are often the ripples not considered in the midst of enjoying the Season, but they are very much at the heart of why you need representation if you find yourself in this situation.
Additionally, aside from a reckless driving charge affecting your ability to get or keep a job and renting a home, if your driving resulted in an accident, a guilty plea could lead to you being involved in a civil lawsuit. If you were to be found guilty, you could face penalties that range from fines to possible jail-time. All of this compounded can add to the stress level that just the incident itself will cause.
No one likes to think about the unpleasant reality of a reckless driving ticket, but we are here to make sure that if you find yourself in this unforeseen situation this holiday Season, or at any time for that matter, you will have the support you need to handle the situation aggressively and with expediency, so you are able to move forward with your life as soon as possible.