Speeding Ticket Lawyer Hillsville, VA
If you have been cited with a particularly significant speeding ticket, you may have questions about whether or not this ticket has been classified as “reckless.” Each state has its own laws related to speeding and recklessness. As a result, it is important to speak with an experienced Hillsville, Virginia speeding ticket lawyer if you believe you may have been cited with reckless driving. This charge is not minor and should not be treated lightly.
What is reckless driving?
Every state defines “reckless driving” differently. But in essence, reckless driving is when someone operates a vehicle in a manner that endangers life, limb, or property. A reckless driver is one who is perceived to be driving with willful disregard of their actions and the resulting consequences. With that said, it is often difficult to determine at first glance whether a speeding ticket is considered reckless or not. An experienced Hillsville, VA speeding ticket lawyer can help you clarify your personal legal situation.
What are some examples of reckless driving?
Since reckless driving is an umbrella term, there are plenty of examples of this act:
- Drunk driving or driving while intoxicated
- Driving too fast on the highway, speeding 20 mph over the posted speed limit
- Failing to yield the right away
- Illegally passing
- Failing to signal
- Driving a car that is overloaded so it obstructs the view of other drivers
- Endangering individuals or property
Typically, a reckless driving charge happens at the scene of an accident. It is a unique charge because the police officer making the charge most likely wouldn’t have seen the act itself, but can tell from clues that reckless driving was the culprit behind the accident. Again, there are many definitions of reckless driving. If you have any questions of what this means, please connect with a Hillsville, VA speeding ticket lawyer immediately.
What are the penalties for reckless driving?
The answer to this question depends on the case at hand and the state where the alleged infraction happened. Common charges include points on the driver’s license, license suspension, paying a fee, or even jail time if someone is considered a repeat offender.
Why do I need to work with a lawyer? Can’t I represent myself?
While you have every right to represent yourself, it is generally easier and safer to have an experienced Hillsville, VA speeding ticket lawyer to navigate the legal complexities for you. Driving laws can be confusing, overwhelming, and the law can have a lot of loopholes. It is best that you work with an attorney who can act as a legal advocate and advisor to you if/when you go to court. The legal team at The Law Offices of Mark T. Hurt would be happy to speak with you about both your legal situation and our approach to legal representation.