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What are the penalties for reckless driving?

Washington Nationals player Jayson Werth was recently found guilty of reckless driving and was sentenced to 10 days in jail. The famed outfielder is accused of driving his Porsche over 100 mph on the Capital Beltway in Fairfax earlier this year.

Werth claimed he may have been driving 90 mph, but didn’t believe he went any higher. His attorney doubted the pacing skills of the police officer who pulled him over, and tried to have the case thrown out. Unfortunately for Werth, that didn’t happen. 

What You Can Expect When Found Guilty of Reckless Driving

Just like Werth, other motorists who are found driving recklessly can expect to feel the wrath of the legal system. Here, we go over exactly what drivers face.

  • Jail time, fines, and suspensions. The most severe punishment Virginia drivers can expect to receive for reckless driving is a year in jail and a fine of $2,500. They may also have their licenses suspended for six months, and could be prohibited from driving in Virginia for six months if they are licensed in other states.
  • Points. Motorists will also receive a maximum of six points to their licenses if found guilty of reckless driving. Such a hefty amount of points can increase your insurance premium or even cause your insurance company to drop your coverage.

The Easley Law Firm May Be Able to Help

The legal team behind the Easley Law Firm knows just how important your driving privileges are to you, and will do all it can to try to help you keep them. If you have a good driving record or were speeding because of a legitimate emergency, we may be able to have the case dropped or have your fines reduced. Additionally, we may be able to prove the presence of radar calibration issues or that the speedometer was read incorrectly.

Contact us today to speak with an attorney about your situation and find out how we may be able to help.


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