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Are Speed Traps Legal in Virginia? (Part B)

Serious consequences for Reckless Driving

In Virginia, the consequences for reckless driving/speeding are unreasonably harsh. As a class 1 misdemeanor, a conviction will leave you with a permanent criminal record. If you are caught in a Virginia speed trap driving over 90 mph, there is an additional chance that you will have to serve jail time. In fact, a reckless driving charge in Virginia is often treated more harshly than a drug, thievery, or a DUI charge.

Consequences you may face after a reckless driving speeding conviction include: 

  • License suspension;
  • Points on your driving record;
  • Permanent criminal record;
  • Jail time;
  • Fines;
  • Loss of job opportunities due to criminal conviction; and
  • Significant increase of insurance rates. 


To avoid the consequences of reckless driving/speeding you can fight your criminal charge. To fight your charge, you can get the help of a Virginia reckless driving attorney.

What can a Virginia reckless driving attorney do for me?

Many attorneys oppose the severity of Virginia's speeding laws. In their eyes, the punishment in these cases far exceeds the gravity of the crime. Rather than accept a criminal conviction, or any time in jail, you have the choice of fighting your Virginia reckless driving charge.

By hiring a Virginia reckless driving attorney, you will have an expert by your side. An attorney will know then ins-and-outs of Virginia traffic laws. If there is a discrepancy in your case, or some violation of law enforcement procedure, an attorney may be able to have your speeding charge dismissed. However, if you are convicted, your attorney may negotiate lower fines, lesser jail time, and more acceptable penalties.

Bob Battle's GUARANTEE for Reckless Driving/Speeding and Other Serious Traffic Offense Defendants!

Bob Battle is the only Virginia Reckless Driving Attorney to offer a guarantee that could be worth thousands of dollars in free legal representation. Under Virginia law, if you are convicted of Reckless Driving/Speeding in the General District Court, you have a right to appeal and get a new trial in the Circuit Court. Bob Battle guarantees that, if you wish to appeal your case, he will represent you on appeal to the Circuit Court for FREE!

If you have been ticketed for Reckless Driving Speeding in Virginia, there is no time to waste! Get a free copy of Bob Battle's consumer guide, The Shocking Truth About Reckless Driving/Speeding in Virginia. Or, contact 804-673-5600 to schedule your legal consultation today.

Bob Battle
100% of my practice is devoted to serious traffic defense and criminal litigation in state and federal courts