If you are convicted of speeding in Virginia, you may be surprised to find out that you could do time in jail. This is because in Virginia, certain speeding violations are considered a class 1 misdemeanor. Statutes state that if you drive more than 80 mph, or exceed the legal speed limit by more than 20 mph, then an officer will charge you with reckless driving speeding. And besides fines, license suspensions, and a permanent criminal record, a reckless driving conviction carries the possibility of serving time in jail.

If a judge does decide that you should be sent to jail for speeding in Virginia, some judges rely on a mathematical formula. According to the formula, you may serve 2 days in jail for every mph that you were exceeding 90 mph. If you were exceeding a speed of 100 mph, then under this formula you would serve an additional 30 days in jail. And so if you are determined to have been driving at 103 mph, then your jail time may be estimated as follows:

13 mph over x 2 = 26, + an additional 30 = 56 days in jail

If you have recently been charged with speeding in Virginia, you may want to know what consequences you face. To learn more you can visit our article Are Speed Traps Legal in Virginia? 

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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.

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gedeon 05/20/2016 12:43 PM
I received that summon paper in VA to go to court while driving in VA 30 over the speed limit , will I face jail ??
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