Interstate I-95 Emporia Reckless Driving Lawyer
for Greensville County

Representing Virginia and Out-of-State Motorists

Most people believe that an individual must be operating a vehicle in an excessively dangerous manner to be charged with reckless driving. However, this is not always the case.

In Virginia, driving over 85 miles per hour is considered reckless driving, regardless of the posted speed.  As such, if you are cruising 15 miles over the Interstate I-95 speed limit of 70, you can be cited for reckless driving.

If you’ve been charged with reckless driving in Greensville County, you may wonder if your license is in jeopardy, potentially compromising your ability to get to drive or work, or whether you may face jail time.  You might also be concerned as to whether you might need to disclose a reckless driving conviction on future employment applications.  Our firm and attorneys are available not only to answer these and any other questions that you might have, but importantly to represent you in fighting a reckless driving charge.

How We Help Those Charged with Reckless Driving

We offer:

  • A free consult, so that you can ask questions and learn how we can help
  • Fixed fees – you won’t need to be concerned with not knowing how much your legal representation might cost
  • 24/7 service – you can contact our firm at any time to speak to a firm representative to get started
  • Court Appearance Representation – we are usually able to appear in court on behalf of clients contesting their ticket, so in all likelihood you will not need to appear in court (which can be highly beneficial if you don’t live in Virginia, or if you don’t want to take time off from a job to appear in court)
  • Credit card acceptance – we offer the convenience of paying by credit card if you would like to do so

Call or Contact Us Today to Get Started!

At The Law Offices of Mark T. Hurt, we understand these concerns, and we will work vigorously to have your charges reduced or dismissed, and to protect your rights.  As an Interstate I-95 Emporia reckless driving lawyer, firm founder Mark Hurt has over three decades of experience in protecting the rights of clients, and he knows how to battle these and other types of traffic charges successfully.  If you were issued a citation for reckless driving, please call us to schedule a free consult and to learn how we can seek to have your charges lessened or dismissed.

What Is Considered Reckless Driving in Virginia?

It can be relatively easy for a driver to operate a vehicle recklessly.  Under Virginia law, an individual can be found guilty of recklessly operating an automobile if they drive on the highway:

  • at a speed of twenty miles per hour or more over the applicable maximum speed limit; or
  • in excess of eighty-five miles per hour (regardless of the speed limit).

Most, if not all, drivers have driven fifteen miles over the speed limit at some point.  On Virginia highways and interstates, where the posted speed limit is 70 miles per hour, drivers often unknowingly reach this threshold and end up with charges that have lasting consequences.  This is especially the case on Interstate I-95, where Emporia police routinely issue reckless driving and speeding citations.

Emporia (and Greensville County) Can Be a Speed Trap

Located in Greensville County, Emporia is the home of around 6,000 people. Heavily travelled I-95 cuts through the Northwest section of the city, while Highway 58 bisects the city in the Northwest to Southeast direction.  Prior to entering Emporia, drivers come from a largely rural area with higher speed limits.  When speeds decrease, drivers may inadvertently not slow down.

Additionally, these two highways are often highly patrolled by the police, who are on the lookout for speeders and others who are not fully complying with the rules of the road.  While the police are there to help motorists when crashes occur, a big part of their job is issuing tickets.  As speeding ticket and reckless driving attorneys, we are well familiar with the frequency of which tickets are written in Greensville County.

What are the Penalties for Reckless Driving in Virginia?

In Virginia, a reckless driving charge is a class I misdemeanor.  If convicted, an individual may be assessed the following penalties:

  • Monetary Fines
  • Increased Insurance Premiums
  • Suspension or Revocation of Driver’s License and Privileges
  • Jail Sentence

The maximum penalties for reckless driving in Virginia include:

  • One year in jail
  • 6-month suspension of driver’s license
  • 6 points on a Virginia driving record
  • $2,500 fine

What Happens If I Am Convicted of Reckless Driving or Excessive Speeding in Virginia?

When an individual is convicted of a traffic violation, the court notifies the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV).  The DMV does the following:

  • Posts the conviction to the driver’s record
  • Assigns demerit points based on the severity of the offense
  • Issues an order suspending a license (if applicable)
  • Issues an order requiring a driver’s improvement clinic
  • Notifies insurance companies

Charges can stay on a driving record for significant lengths of time, potentially affecting insurance rates, the ability to obtain transportation jobs, and many other aspects of life.  Thus, it is vital to do everything possible to avoid a conviction.  Mark Hurt has helped numerous clients negotiate lessened charges, avoid convictions, save their driving records, and avoid costly fines.

How Long Will a Conviction Stay on My Record?

The length of time that a conviction stays on a driving record depends on the severity of a violation.   For example, a charge of driving too fast for conditions or driving over 85 miles per hour will be reported for eleven years; whereas, driving without a driver’s license or failing to obey a highway sign will only stay on a record for three years.  In some instances, such as driving under the influence in a commercial vehicle, a conviction will permanently remain on a driving record.  As a result, we believe that in most cases it will be highly advantageous for those charged with reckless driving to retain experienced counsel who can fight the reckless driving charge.

What Are Demerit Points?

The DMV assesses demerit points when an individual is convicted of a traffic violation.  The points remain valid for two years from the date an offense is committed.  Points can quickly add up, creating substantial issues for drivers.  Each time a traffic offense is committed, the DMV adds additional demerit points to a record, leading to steep, increased penalties for subsequent charges.

Conversely, the DMV also awards safe driving points for each full calendar year in which a Virginia driver does not have traffic violations.  Safe driving points can also be earned by completing a driver improvement clinic.  A maximum of five safe driving points can be accumulated, helping to offset demerits.

Contact Experienced Greensville County Reckless Driving Lawyer Mark Hurt Today!

Reckless driving convictions can come with significant fines and even jail time.  Additionally, other ancillary consequences can include increased insurance premiums, demerit points, and a criminal record.  However, judges have the discretion to reduce reckless driving to a lesser charge, such as improper driving, which only carries a fine up to $500 and ordinarily will be removed from a driving record within three years.  As an experienced reckless driving lawyer, Mark Hurt is well-versed in Virginia traffic law and is experienced in negotiating for lesser charges and penalties, as well as a dismissal of charges and fighting charges at trial.

If you have been cited for reckless driving, call our office to schedule a complimentary consultation.  Emporia reckless driving lawyer Mark Hurt can examine the facts and circumstances of your case, help develop the strongest legal defense possible, and seek to obtain a dismissal, lesser charges, reduced penalties, or a not guilty outcome.

What Our Clients Say

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
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Cleber Bandi
00:06 06 Oct 20
Lindaura Williams
Lindaura Williams
23:47 05 Oct 20
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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
Fast, professional, and friendly. One of the best we have had for our family case and would HIGHLY recommend!!
Jonathan Mora
Jonathan Mora
19:13 04 May 20
I had a summons to court for reckless driving doing 82/70, and they took care of it without a problem and got it dismissed for me! They also work with you on your payments! Rhonda is the sweetest person I’ve ever spoke too, she worked with me and helped me tremendously! I highly recommend you choose this amazing and sweet firm to help your cases! ❤️
Aleah Nicole
Aleah Nicole
13:46 11 Apr 20
They are here to help you out and take care of your needs. I would recommend them for sure.
Dusty Kimber
Dusty Kimber
22:43 02 Apr 20
Great job of communicating throughout the entire process. Rhonda and staff were very professional, with great knowledge, and results.They were able to get my speeding ticket completely dismissed.
Kendrick Wiggins
Kendrick Wiggins
20:03 02 Apr 20