Interstate I-85 Lawrenceville Reckless Driving Lawyer
for Brunswick County

As a reckless driving lawyer for citations in Lawrenceville and Brunswick County, attorney Mark Hurt stands ready to challenge traffic tickets, and to seek dismissal, reduced charges, and not guilty verdicts.  Mark and our firm offer:

  • Fixed Fee Representation and Credit Card Acceptance. You won’t need to worry about how much legal fees will be, even if you choose to take your case to trial!
  • Free Consult. Learn how we can help, and how you can get answers to your questions.
  • Court Appearance Representation on Behalf of Clients. Do you live outside of Virginia?  Are you a Virginia resident and don’t want to miss work to be in court?  In most cases, we can represent you without you needing to appear.

Call Us Today – 24/7 – to Get Stated with Challenging Your Ticket!

We look forward to serving you, and seeking a better outcome than simply paying your ticket.

About Reckless Driving Tickets in Virginia

A Virginia reckless driving ticket can result in severe penalties if an individual is convicted, including steep fines, a license suspension, a jail sentence, demerit points on a driving record, and increased car insurance premiums.  Further, a reckless driving charge is a misdemeanor that cannot be expunged, meaning that (if convicted) a driver may have a permanent criminal record that could interfere with future job prospects and potentially compromise security clearances.

If you were cited for reckless driving, we urge you not to gamble with your future—increase your chances of clearing your record by hiring a tenacious attorney who knows how to advocate for reduced penalties and not guilty verdicts.  With over three decades of practice, firm founding attorney Mark Hurt helps those ticketed in Brunswick County and the surrounding areas fight excessive speeding and reckless driving charges.

How Can an Experienced Brunswick County Lawyer Help Me? 

Mark Hurt has a long-standing reputation for being an aggressive litigator who vigorously opposes traffic citations and reckless driving charges.  He has handled countless cases in Brunswick County, the surrounding communities, and in Virginia, and is experienced at vigorously seeking reduced charges and penalties, as well as fighting for full dismissals and not guilty verdicts at trial.  Mark and our firm typically help clients with the following (depending upon the facts and circumstances of a case):

  • Appearing in Court. In most cases, we can waive an appearance and handle all courtroom matters on a client’s behalf.  This means you will likely not have to miss work or take days off for a hearing (or to return to Virginia if you live in another state).
  • Seeking Reduced Penalties. We can seek to have a reckless driving citation reduced to a lesser charge of ‘improper driving’ or dismissed entirely in some cases.
  • Clearing a Driving Record. If convicted, charges can stay on an individual’s driving record for years, or even permanently.  Depending on the facts of a case, we can advocate for a clean driving record.
  • Avoiding Increased Insurance Premiums. The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) typically reports reckless driving convictions to insurers.  As a result, insurance premiums often increase.  A driver may avoid increased rates if charges are dismissed or reduced.
  • Preventing Future Employment Issues. Reckless driving charges can have devastating consequences, especially for commercial drivers and government workers.  Licenses are often suspended, and security clearances can be revoked after a conviction, affecting current employment and future job prospects.  If you work within the transportation or government sectors, it may be critical to hire an attorney to protect your livelihood.
  • Avoiding Jail. Reckless driving charges can result in a jail sentence.  We tenaciously fight for lessened or no penalties.
  • Seeking a “Not Guilty” Finding at Trial. In some instances, it may be desirable or advantageous to take a case to trial.  In these situations, we will tenaciously advocate for a not guilty verdict.

Because the facts and circumstances for every case will be different, we cannot make any guaranty as to the outcome of any traffic charge.  We will, however, bring the full experience of our firm to work for you in seeking the best outcome for your case.

What Is Reckless Driving in Brunswick County?

Brunswick County has some of the strictest driving laws in the country, which are regularly and aggressively enforced.  Driving twenty miles over the speed limit or more than eighty-five miles per hour (regardless of the speed limit) is considered reckless driving.

Interstate 85 is a prime patrol area for Lawrenceville police and Brunswick County law enforcement officers.  It is well-known that I-85 is littered with speed traps, and many unsuspecting drivers end up with reckless driving citations simply for going only 15 miles over the posted 70 mile-per-hour speed limit.  Unfortunately, these charges can have seemingly unfair, long-lasting consequences, making it critical to hire an experienced lawyer who can make a compelling case for dismissing a case.

Can I Go to Jail If I Am Convicted of Reckless Driving in Lawrenceville, Virginia?

Yes.  Many clients are shocked to find out that it is possible to be sentenced to a year in jail for driving 15 miles over the speed limit.  Additionally, penalties can also include the following significant, long-term ramifications: 

  • Jail (up to one year)
  • Up to a $2,500 fine
  • Driver’s license suspension
  • Six demerit points on a license
  • A misdemeanor criminal conviction
  • Community service
  • Mandatory driver improvement clinic
  • Increased insurance premiums
  • Adverse employment consequences (such as inability to work in the transportation industry)
  • Security clearance revocation

Because of these potential outcomes we invite you to call us. While we can’t guarantee any outcome for a case, we routinely are able to get clients a much better outcome than would be the case if they pled guilty.

Are There Different Types of Reckless Driving?

A reckless driving citation can be issued in many different scenarios.  Virginia has numerous laws that specify different circumstances under which an individual can be charged with reckless driving, including (but not limited to):

  • Exceeding a reasonable speed under the current weather or traffic conditions;
  • Driving 20 miles per hour over the speed limit or over 85 miles per hour;
  • Endangering the health and/or property of another person by dangerously driving (1) on any driveway or premises of a church, school, recreational facility, or public business or governmental property; (2) on the premises of any industrial establishment parking space for customers, patrons, or employees; or (3) on any highway under construction or not yet open to the public;
  • Driving a vehicle when it is so loaded that it obstructs a driver’s view to the front or sides of the vehicle or interferes with the driver’s control over the vehicle;
  • Failing to give adequate and timely signals of intention to turn, partly turn, slow down, or stop;
  • Passing a school bus while it is taking on or discharging children, the elderly, or a mentally or physically handicapped person;
  • Driving next to another vehicle on a one-lane road; and
  • Racing between two or more vehicles on the highways or any driveway or premises of a church, school, recreational facility, or business property open to the public.

We are available to help if you have been charged for any form of reckless driving.

If you are ticketed, it is vital to reach out to an experienced traffic citation lawyer as soon as possible so that a compelling case can be built.  At The Law Offices of Mark T. Hurt, we can help construct the most vigorous defense possible for the best outcome for your case.

How Long Will a Reckless Driving Conviction Stay on My Record?

The severity of a violation will dictate how long a conviction stays on a driving record.   Typically, a reckless driving charge will be reported for eleven years.  However, this type of charge is also a misdemeanor criminal offense, meaning that (if convicted) it remains on a criminal record for life.  Further, Virginia does not allow expungement, meaning that it cannot be removed later.

Schedule a Free Consultation Today!

Many clients ask if they will be assessed lesser penalties for a first offense.  Unfortunately, even first offenders are subject to the full range of penalties, including expensive fines, driver’s license suspension, and even jail time.  Thus, it is critical to take all reckless driving charges seriously.

Mark Hurt has over three decades of legal experience, and he is known for being a tenacious and aggressive litigator.  He has a track record of success and can vigorously fight in seeking to have your charges lessened or dismissed.  Call today to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation.  Mark can review the facts and circumstances of your case and explain your legal rights and options, and how he can help.

What Our Clients Say

I recommend law offices of Mark T Hurt Courtney Cormier was so nice and helped us with our auto accident and personal injury case she done a great job!Thank you Courtney for everything you did!!!
Brandie Billiter-arnett
Brandie Billiter-arnett
14:28 22 May 21
I'm an out of state driver who received a speeding ticket in smyth county. Mark Hurt Law firm helped me get the charge completely dismissed at a very affordable cost! Great Firm , highly recommend!
Luke Robinson
Luke Robinson
21:48 22 Apr 21
A very professional team who understands the stress of being in an accident. Our paralegal, Courtney Cormier, made us always feel as if things were being taken care of and it was nice to be worry free.
Kristina Murray
Kristina Murray
18:29 03 Mar 21
Diana Phipps
Diana Phipps
13:46 03 Mar 21
After my car accident, Mr. Hurt and his team worked very diligently to get me a fair settlement. Courtney Cormier, a paralegal on the team, was an invaluable asset to me. She always kept me informed of everything that was happening. I couldn't have had a better experience.
Caleb & Kristina Murray
Caleb & Kristina Murray
21:54 22 Feb 21
I could not be more pleased with the service I received. He is a wonderful lawyer and he gets the job done.
Country living woman Mountains
Country living woman Mountains
05:52 22 Dec 20
This law firm has great people skills and are very professional and efficient I would definitely recommend anyone to this law firm.
Lucas Green
Lucas Green
18:06 06 Dec 20
Courtney done a very good job with my case at the abingdon va office very quick and efficient great job highly reccomended my auto accident was in may and alreadh we have settled for maximum amount thanks so much
James Smith
James Smith
06:57 05 Dec 20
I contacted the law offices of Mark T. Hurt regarding a traffic ticket I received. Initially I was concerned because I live between Florida and New York, and with Virginia being midway, handling my ticket would be a major inconvenience, and I wanted to keep my record free of any infractions.Choosing Mark T. Hurt to represent me was the best choice I made, and it was further improved with the assistance of Rhonda, who contacted me once they received my request. Rhonda is one of those unique people who has mastered the fine line between being perfectly professional and friendly. Every conversation we had, was made to feel as if I were speaking to a close friend. One of the most appreciated aspects of working with her was her understanding and respectful of my schedule and time.For my work, I have a hectic schedule and very few free moments, so being able to handle things quickly and effectively is a priority for me, and Rhonda understood that and took care of everything as if she knew exactly what I was expecting. I even got sick while working with Rhonda, and her first comment was to wish me well. She also went out of her way to find solutions regarding my traffic citation that worked around my schedule. The price was fair, and when considering the quality of work and more importantly, the quality of people you will be reliant upon to ensure the best possible outcome for whatever your situation is, they can ask for 10x more than what I paid and it would still be worth it.All in all, recommendation for this law office, and for Rhonda herself, could not be higher. If you are searching for someone to represent you in any legal matter whatsoever, this is the office to work with. Thank you again Rhonda.
Al Fortunatti
Al Fortunatti
00:47 07 Nov 20
My lawyer Courtney in charge of my case was very professional, and very responsive to my personal injury and auto claim. She had it settled in a timely manner very polite and I would recommend this office to anyone.
Samantha Mays
Samantha Mays
21:28 06 Nov 20
I would highly recommend this law firm! Courtney helped me with my personal injury case, she answered all my questions and was always responsive throughout the entire process.She advocated for me efficiently and strived for the best possible outcome.
SCTC-Kimberly Dickey
SCTC-Kimberly Dickey
17:16 27 Oct 20
I'm not a Virgina resident and had found this firm through Google. I have a traffic violation case in tennessee and was desperate to get awnsers. This law office's staff was so helpful even though I wasn't able to even be a client, I believe the person who awnsered was Ashley. After their direction on finding another attorney and my case I was able to push my court date back and will be able to find someone to represent me.I'm not even a client, they didn't have to help me at all! I just wish they practiced in the tri cities area! Would recommend this group!
Benjamin Smith
Benjamin Smith
18:34 22 Oct 20
I contacted the affordable Law Offices of Mark T Hunt regarding a ticket I received. They requested certain documents from me, went to court on my behalf and got the ticket dismissed! The entire process was easy, fast and efficient. When I emailed or texted them their response time was impeccable!I would HIGHLY recommend them if you are looking for a professional attorney!
Davina Waller
Davina Waller
16:41 22 Oct 20
Under the circumstances that I had to have an encounter with Mr. Hurt, if I needed another team to represent me, I wouldn't hesitate for a second. The sheer communication that I had with Ashley was phenomenal. I was informed every step of the way. I was directed to each step of the process. I thoroughly enjoyed working with this law firm and would HIGHLY reccomend them. They were able to have my ticket completely dropped with no points added. Thank you all so much for all your hard work you did for me.
Chris Sanders
Chris Sanders
16:56 21 Oct 20
Mark and his team were very professional and courteous. They done a excellent job with my traffic ticket. I would highly recommend them.
Shannon Hanes
Shannon Hanes
16:26 21 Oct 20
My son got a speeding ticket in Virginia going back to school in Alabama. We contacted Mark Hurts office and they were very responsive and handled the entire situation for us.
Mary Ellen Fennell
Mary Ellen Fennell
22:54 20 Oct 20
The Law Offices of Mark Hurt made the process of dismissing my ticket so effortless! They were told me all the steps I needed to take to make Mr. Hurt’s job easier, and he was able to dismiss my ticket! I’m so thankful I used Mark Hurt to represent me in court. I would highly recommend him to anyone I know.
Cristina Marie
Cristina Marie
16:33 15 Oct 20
Friendly. Efficient. Professional.I’m thankful!
Moody Witoutcoffee
Moody Witoutcoffee
03:56 09 Oct 20
Rafael Oliveira
Rafael Oliveira
11:13 06 Oct 20
Cleber Bandi
Cleber Bandi
00:06 06 Oct 20
Lindaura Williams
Lindaura Williams
23:47 05 Oct 20
Flavia Oliver
Flavia Oliver
14:48 05 Oct 20
T. O.
T. O.
19:55 03 Oct 20
anita R Oliveira
anita R Oliveira
15:25 03 Oct 20
I highly recommend anyone to choose The Law Offices of Mark T. Hurt for their issues! They were extremely nice, helpful, and professional, especially Courtney! Every question and concern was always answered. I am thankful for all their help!!
Brittany Gobble
Brittany Gobble
17:35 29 Sep 20
They were very helpful, and answered all of the questions I had, and got great results from my court hearing, I would highly recommend!
Bodie Breitbach
Bodie Breitbach
15:49 21 Sep 20
This law firm is the best of the best and Courtney was just wonderful in every aspect. Extremely helpful and answers every question and always willing to help! Mark Hurt and his crew are the best! Thank you all for helping my family in a very difficult time. Highly recommend.
Tony Statzer
Tony Statzer
14:41 17 Sep 20
Late in July I was charged with a reckless driving ticket in Greenville County, Virginia. I got caught going 83mph in a 55mph zone. It was my first offense on my driving record and I did not need a misdemeanor which could hurt my career. I was assured by Mrs Rhonda Hurt not to worry and that her team would take care of it. On my end, the only effort I put in was taking a 12 hour defensive driving course and sending her my driving record. Two months later, the result of my hearing was a reduction to a defective equipment/non driving violation with 0 points off my record. The other good part about this case was I did not have to go to court. In court fees I paid $68 and a fine of $78 for my ticket. Mrs. Rhonda and her team put together a miracle in that county and I cannot give her enough credit. I sincerely recommend this firm because I know they worked hard on my case and will do the same for you. Thank you again!
Marqus Keith
Marqus Keith
14:54 15 Sep 20
I highly recommend this law firm! Rhonda answered all my questions regarding social security questions and she put my nerves at ease! Im so thankful for her kind spirit and her honesty!
Catina Ratliff
Catina Ratliff
17:51 05 Sep 20
The law offices of mark hurt was very good to me and my family great people great service and great results courtney was our paralegal that presided over the case could not have asked for more to be done.
Danny Kiser
Danny Kiser
18:34 31 Aug 20
I got a traffic ticket while I traveled passing through VA in May.It is a big deal if you have the Law Section: 44-1/46/2-862 and speeding excess of 80 MPH in your ticket. It is a Criminal Misdemeanor Reckless Driving Charge!I saw Mark T. Hurt's Law office simple letter, I decided to give a call and get a free consultation.From the call, Rhonda provided a detail explaining the criminal charge of the Misdemeanor Reckless Driving ticket is about. She is a very caring and honest person, no sale pressure to me to take their law office at all.Once I decided to use their firm to represent me in court, it didn't take an hour, I was told totake some actions and wait for cout day to see the result. That is that simple and no worry at all. On the court date, I received text messages from lawyer's office. Guess what? The lawyer did a miraculous and fantastic job for me in the court.The Reckless Driving Misdemeanor ticket has been reduced to an Improper Driving traffic ticket.Thanks to Mark T. Hurt's Law office team! They are not only very professional and transparent but also does the best quality job you can find. I strongly recommend them to be your lawyer if you need one in VA.
C.Y. Kuan
C.Y. Kuan
01:07 23 Aug 20
Having landed a Reckless Driving (99 in a 65) on my way back to FL from WV, I came across this law firm when searching something along "best reckless driving lawyers Virginia."Mr. Hurt's firm dropped my "Criminal Misdemeanor" to an improper driving. Which from my understanding is right next to a normal speeding ticket.All expenses accounted (payment, court cost, fine), I'm out roughly $1,100 ; but I'd much rather pay that once today, than every six months to an insurance company for the next... God knows how many years. I am extremely grateful and overjoyed with my outcome.As far as speaking with the great ladies at these offices, everyone was always kind, quick, and considerate. They answered all my questions, explained all my options and possible outcomes. I had a clean record, and had now experience dealing with courts or lawyers, so their patience and knowledge was especially helpful. If I ever screw up again (I pray to God I don't) I hope it's in Virginia, so I can call upon Mr. Hurt's offices.
Nomadic Wolf
Nomadic Wolf
21:06 21 Aug 20
I would like to thank Hope for helping me get my SSDI. She was a true professional a great help with my success. great asset to the law firm and honest lady could not ask for anyone better. Thank You, David
David Harden
David Harden
21:17 20 Aug 20
I had a miracle outcome
jose feliz
jose feliz
22:14 18 Aug 20
I got stop in wyth county saw good reviews on Law of Mark, i can say i highly recomend them, got stop 79mph on a 60mph, they all i had to pay was a low amounth of $200 fine plus court cost $76 and they got me out with zero point infraction, if you looking for lawyer on traffic tickets here its the place to go with! Very professional and representatives will be there to help any time!
Brisio Gaza
Brisio Gaza
23:12 15 Aug 20
This law firm is the up most professional and highly knowledgeable in it's field of work. Courtney is awesome and a pleasure to work with she is the best at her job. We highly recommend this law firm!
Christy Statzer
Christy Statzer
02:52 11 Aug 20
Courtney Cormier and the law office, was amazing! Courtney was very efficient, timely, and responsive. I had an issue with a previous employee, but due to that, Mr. Hurt wanted to ensure that I was completely satisfied, so he made adjustments on his fee, just to make sure I was happy! You couldn't ask for a better paralegal or law office! I highly recommend this firm!
Jessica Ann Roberts
Jessica Ann Roberts
20:10 30 Jul 20
I called seeking help with a traffic ticket I received. I spoke to the legal assistant, Ashley and she was very helpful.
Nathan
Nathan
13:54 30 Jul 20
my Attorney Courtney Cormier was amazing and very helpful and patient with me and the case and always keep me updated on all the steps and procedures of the process i would definitely recommend her and this office they are amazing
Branden Lewis
Branden Lewis
15:24 21 Jul 20
These guys got my reckless driving charge of a 94 in 70 down to a improper driving. You won’t regret hiring them to help you out!
Haley Walser
Haley Walser
23:22 20 Jul 20
Great experience with Courtney Cormier! Thanks for the professional help!
Alisha Fagan
Alisha Fagan
16:26 20 Jul 20
Thank you for doing the best you guys did an amazing job with my case I appreciate everyone that worked on my case I definitely recommend this law firm!!
Abdullah Shaikh
Abdullah Shaikh
14:56 16 Jul 20
Great people! Very helpful and professional.
Heather Foster
Heather Foster
21:53 15 Jul 20
Wonderful, family oriented law firm. The staff are very attentive and courteous especially Courtney. I highly recommend this legal establishment!
Duane Cormier
Duane Cormier
17:25 15 Jul 20
Amazing group of people to work with Courtney is fantasticI would highly recommend this group
Kara Ginter-Hensley
Kara Ginter-Hensley
21:41 14 Jul 20
Great firm!! Diana will walk you through everything you need to take care of a traffic ticket.
Braden Alexander
Braden Alexander
19:28 14 Jul 20
They are very professional, and respectful with everybody, including one of his employees, Rafael
Flavia Oliver
Flavia Oliver
17:01 14 Jul 20
The personnel who work here are constiment professionals. Rhonda Hurt kept me abreast of all proceedings and changes without the need for me to follow up, allowing me to maintain a piece of mind knowing that the Law Offices of Mark T Hurt were on the job (Rhonda kept me up to date through text and e-mail).During the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak all court dates were changed. I received a personalized letter from Mark assuring me that he and his team was on the job and was going to see my case through to the end while keeping me looped in.Thank you for all your help and persistence to see the great outcome I received.I highly recommend anyone to use the Law Offices of Mark T. Hurt for their issues!
Jon H
Jon H
11:34 13 Jul 20
They are a hard working team that care about their clients.
Frederick Baker II
Frederick Baker II
05:13 26 Jun 20