Generally, a Virginia reckless driving attorney will charge a flat fee for representation. Many attorneys will also offer an initial consultation completely free of charge. You should never choose an attorney based on the lowest available price. In legal representation, as with most things in life, what you pay for is typically what you get.
You should always discuss all attorney fees before retaining any legal services. It's vital that you are aware of what payments will be expected of you and if there will be other charges for bringing in outside experts or other specialized services that will affect the total costs of your case.
In comparing two cases which both concerned reckless driving In Virginia, we can see the advantages to hiring a Virginia reckless driving attorney. The "tale" of this reckless driving case takes place in Hanover County where one woman, who was charged with Virginia reckless driving, hired a lawyer to represent her. Meanwhile, another woman with the same charge decided to represent herself in court.
In the first case, the attorney was able to negotiate a plea to reduce the driver's speed, and when the case proceeded, the judge was persuaded to dismiss it altogether. The woman did not miss work to fight the charge, and her court costs and traffic school amounted to a total of about $100.
In the second case, the woman who represented herself was not allowed to plea bargain. She was found guilty of reckless driving in Virginia, and when she asked the judge for a traffic school disposition, her request was immediately denied. This woman's punishment included:
- Fines and court costs of $400;
- Increased insurance rates, of about $3,000 over 3 years;
- Days lost from work;
- A permanent Class 1 misdemeanor on her criminal record;
- 6 points on her Virginia driving record; and
- The possibility of losing future jobs based on her permanent criminal record.
These are just examples of 2 Virginia reckless driving cases and are not meant to guarantee or imply that hiring a lawyer will result in a dismissal of your Virginia reckless driving charges. It does, however, illustrate the benefits that hiring an attorney could have on your case.
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. Schedule your legal consultation today.