Residents of Virginia know the routine—only go a few miles per hour over the speed limit to avoid potentially serious traffic violations.
Non-residents may not find out this until it is too late. Out-of-state drivers may find themselves being charged with reckless driving—there are over fifteen traffic violations that can lead to reckless driving charges. This can result in the most severe misdemeanor that Virginia has and can involve up to a year in jail. Traffic violations can also result in felony charges.
The court system in Virginia can be confusing and difficult to navigate. The steps that you take after experiencing a traffic violation can affect the outcome of potential misdemeanor or even felony charges.