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Effective Reckless Driving Defense

Most of us need to drive to get to our jobs, schools and appointments. And most of us, at one time or another, break a driving rule. It is not uncommon to be charged with a moving violation such as reckless driving.

At Beckman Schmalzle Georgelas & Ross, PLC, we understand that reckless driving charges are very often subjective. We provide proven defense against moving violations and reckless driving charges through Loudoun County and the surrounding communities.

Reckless Driving Can Be Hard To Prove

Because the citation is based on a vague description of wrongdoing, reckless driving charges do not always hold up under scrutiny. Law enforcement may not be able to place you at the time of the incident. You may have been in a different county or on a private roadway, or it may be a case of mistaken identity.

It can also be difficult to prove beyond a reasonable doubt what the actual speed limit was and that all radar equipment was correctly and recently calibrated. It’s also very difficult to prove intent or knowledge. This is why it is vital that you make no statement to law enforcement after an incident. Remember, just because you had an accident does not mean that you were driving recklessly.

In Virginia and the surrounding areas, reckless driving is a class 1 misdemeanor, a fairly serious criminal charge. A guilty charge could mean that you pay thousands in fines, get points on your license, have your licenses suspended and be sentenced to 12 months in jail. Getting good legal representation can make a difference in the outcome. An attorney who works in criminal defense will work to have the charges against you dropped, dismissed or reduced.

Get The Experienced Representation You Need

At Beckman Schmalzle Georgelas & Ross, we know how important your mobility and driving record are. We also know that reckless driving charges cause real stress and worry. We can help. Here, people matter. You matter. Call 703-659-6875 to talk to us about your charges. You can also reach our team via our website’s contact email.