Monthly Archives - April 2017

reckless driving in Virginia

Reckless Driving in Virginia: What to Expect in Court

So you were reckless ... and you were driving. You were going 25 miles per hour over the speed limit, and you barely dodged a mini-van that changed lanes in front of you.A Virginia State Trooper saw the whole thing. He pulled you over and wrote a ticket. He handed you the reckless driving ticket and told you to remember your court date. You're scared. You're overwhelmed. What should you do? Virginia Reckless Driving Laws Virginia, like many states, has a [...]

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Can I Go to Jail for Driving on a Suspended License in Virginia?

While you may regard driving as a basic right, the fact is that operating a vehicle is something that must be earned and maintained by demonstrating lawful driving. Under certain circumstances, your Virginia driver’s license can be suspended for a specific period of time, depending on your driving record or particular violation(s). Even with all life responsibilities, driving on a suspended license is a mistake that you cannot afford because of the major consequences that come with it. Is Driving [...]

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Is a DUI/DWI a Felony or Misdemeanor in Virginia? What Are the Penalties?

Virginia categorizes Driving Under the Influence (DUI) and Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) together, although there are subtle distinctions between the two drunk driving classifications.  DWI determinations are made by taking a blood sample, or a breath sample using a breathalyzer.  A DUI conviction is obtained when there is sufficient evidence that a person has consumed enough alcohol, or other substances, to result in observable impairment of conduct, speech, coordination, or overall appearance. How Are DUIs and DWIs Classified? First offense DUI/DWI convictions are classified [...]