Being accused of a crime in the Commonwealth of Virginia should be taken seriously. Depending on that nature of the charges against you, there are significant consequences that you will face. In order to best defend the charges against you, it is strongly recommended to hire an experienced Virginia attorney. Our Virginia attorneys have more than 25 years of experience defending clients against charges varying from drug possession, assault, robbery, theft, and reckless driving, among others.
Virginia is unique in that it takes certain traffic offenses very seriously, whereas in other states, these same charges are often overlooked. The most common traffic offense that occurs in the Commonwealth is speeding. However, Virginia makes a distinction between general speeding and reckless driving. Laws prohibit going over 80mph or more than 20mph over the speed limit. If caught doing either of these things, you will be charged with reckless driving, which is treated the same way as a DUI: it is a criminal misdemeanor offense.
If you have been arrested or charged with a crime in Virginia, it is important to act quickly to protect your rights and freedoms. Contact us today for a free consultation.