Reckless Driving Tickets in Greensville, VA
The Greensville County stretch of I-95 is notorious for speed traps. Both the Greensville County police department and Virginia State Police are often found hiding alongside the highway. The unfortunate thing about this stretch is the speed limit in relation to what constitutes reckless driving. In the Commonwealth of Virginia, driving over 10mph above the speed limit is considered Reckless Driving
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Due to Greensville being on the border with North Carolina, a large percentage of my clients are licensed out state. If you are licensed outside of Virginia, a reckless driving conviction will show up on your driving record in your home state. Furthermore, some states have been known to suspend you license.
Experience with Greensville Traffic Court
My office is located in the same judicial district as Greensville General District Court. As such, the main courts I serve are located in this district. For the past several years, a typical week consists of multiple traffic cases in front of the judges sitting in Greensville. I have defended hundreds of reckless driving tickets while maintaining a great record.
There are several advantages to hiring an attorney with a lot of experience in Greensville General District Court. One of the main benefits is that I am able to honestly and fully advise you as to what to expect with your reckless driving case. The longevity of my practice and the amount of cases I’ve had in Greensville equips me with a good understanding of the polices of both the court and the judges.
I have a very good, professional relationship with the judges in Greensville. An advantage to hiring a lawyer who is familiar with the judges is that I am able to present a case in a way that is favorable to the judge. No two judges are the same. For example, some judges favor driving school completed before court whereas other see it as presumptuous.
Don’t prepay your reckless driving ticket!
A mistake that a lot of people make is paying their reckless driving ticket before court as opposed to hiring a lawyer or appearing in person. Often times, the officer or trooper who wrote the ticket will advise the driver that he/she can pay it online instead of going to court. What many people don’t know is that paying for a ticket before court is an admission of guilt.
A guilty plea to reckless driving carries several consequences. The most important consequence to note is that Reckless driving is a misdemeanor in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Having a misdemeanor on your record can affect your current or future employement. This is especially true if your have a CDL or a security clearance.
A reckless driving conviction can also increase your insurance rates. Due to this, you can actually save money in the long run by hiring a lawyer to fight your ticket as opposed to prepaying.
Why hire a lawyer?
The primary reason most people hire a lawyer for their ticket is to avoid appearing in court. Many of my clients live out of state; driving all the way back to Virginia is a major inconvenience for most people. Traffic court in Greensville is at 9:00 a.m. in the morning. This requires most people to make hotel arrangements to avoid driving there in the middle of the night.
A lot of people hire me because they are uncomfortable representing themselves in court. The idea of appearing in front of a judge for a misdemeanor charge is unsettling for many of my clients.
An attorney is responsible to work on your behalf to make sure you get the best possible outcome. I specialize in Reckless Driving defense and know the reckless driving laws inside and out. If you hire me for your reckless driving charge in Greensville, I will ensure that the outcome of your trial was the best result achievable under the circumstances of your case.