Reckless Driving By Accident Charges
In Virginia, individuals can find themselves on the wrong end of a reckless driving charge after getting into an accident, whether they were the main cause of the accident or not. Although getting into an accident does not necessarily mean that you were driving recklessly, once you have been charged with reckless driving, the legal process remains the same. It can be long, tedious, and sometimes there can be serious consequences.
Instead of going through it alone, unsure of your options, an experienced reckless driving attorney in Virginia can help you navigate through the ups and downs of the law and the courtroom, working hard to get you back on the road as quickly as possible.
About Reckless Driving by Accident Charges
When an individual gets pulled over and a law enforcement officer issues him or her a “reckless driving by speed” charge, that case will involve a specific set of evidence, usually involving police radar readings, pacing, and officer testimony regarding a measurable and observable infraction.
With reckless driving by accident charges, however, the evidence used by the government to secure a conviction can be very different. In order for a person to be convicted of “reckless speeding by accident,” it must be demonstrated that he or she was operating a vehicle in a way that posed a significant risk to others’ life, limb, or property.
The type of evidence available to prosecutors in these cases is often less reliable than what appears in the majority of reckless driving cases. Insufficient physical evidence and biased eyewitness testimony often make it possible for an experienced reckless driving lawyer to challenge the prosecution’s case. However, only an attorney who knows how to handle these cases may be able to do so effectively.
How a Reckless Driving Attorney Can Help
An experienced reckless driving attorney from our firm can help you in a number of ways, mainly by defending you against a reckless driving charge. During the initial consultation, he or she will have many questions to ask you as he or she gets to the bottom of your case, determining its strengths and its weaknesses.
These questions include but are not limited to the following:
- When and where did the accident happen? Was it recent? Was it on the highway?
- How did the accident happen? Why did the accident happen?
- What happened during the accident? Was anyone’s life, limb or property put into danger?
- Who was driving? Were you or the other driver speeding?
- Would a GPS be able to prove that you were going the speed limit despite what an officer recorded on a radar gun?
These are just a few of the questions a knowledgeable, personable, and professional reckless driving attorney with lots of experience from our firm might ask you. He or she will ask you these questions and more in order to determine what defenses are available once the prosecution attempts to prove that you were guilty of reckless driving.
In court, your reckless driving attorney can have any charges against you reduced. Sometimes, he or she can even get them dropped. Call today to discuss your case.