The speed limits on many Virginia roads are constantly changing. Oftentimes, speed limit signs are not placed at the exact location where the speed limit changes or a person may miss the sign indicating a decrease in speed. When situations like these occur, a person may find themselves in a collision or pulled over by law enforcement policing Centreville.
A Centreville reckless driving lawyer can help analyze your case and determine what defense strategy will be the most appropriate for you to fight these types of charges.
There are many roads in and around Centreville, including Interstate 66, where reckless driving is heavily enforced. Interstate 66 is a common place for law enforcement to police when looking for drivers who are committing speed induced reckless driving infractions because the speed limit drops significantly. For instance when Interstate 66 passes through Centreville, the speed limit drops to 55 miles per hour.
In addition, speed limits on these roads change quite significantly as they cross through congested areas. Therefore, it is not uncommon for a four-lane, divided highway to have a speed limit of only 45 miles per hour in certain areas in and around Centreville. This creates a perfect opportunity for a speed trap.
In addition, Routes 28 and 29 have a multitude of exits off of Interstate 66. Sometimes these exits are what are known as “high speed exits,” which offer drivers easy access to another divided highway. Law enforcement officials police these areas because different highways have different speed limits which make it an easy place to ticket drivers.
In Virginia, reckless driving encompasses numerous infractions that include speeding, talking or texting on a cell phone, failing to yield if another car has the right of way and running a stop sign or red light. If an officer believes that a person committed one of these infractions, then the person may be charged with reckless driving which is taken seriously in Fairfax County.
Reckless driving is a criminal offense in Virginia and carries a maximum penalty of a year in jail, six month suspension of a driver’s license, and a fine of up to $2,500. A person who drives over 85 miles per hour is likely to have their license suspended while if they drive 100 miles per hour the person will likely face jail time. In addition, a person who is found guilty of reckless driving can receive six points on their license. This can inevitably cause a person’s license to be suspended if they have existing points or cause their insurance premium to go up.
A Centreville reckless driving lawyer has experience representing clients at the Fairfax County Courthouse. Our lawyers have developed relationships with local law enforcement, prosecutors, and judges that can help when preparing a defense strategy.
These relationships can provide you with the advantage of knowing how the prosecutors and judges treat those cases as well as may make it easier to obtain potential evidence from law enforcement officers.
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