Criminal Lawyer Nicole Naum on Reckless Driving Penalties in Virginia

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Ms. Naum explains the fines associated with a reckless driving charge in Virginia in the wake of an interesting case in southern Virginia.

A reckless driving case turned high-speed chase has apparently ended in disappointment for police in Chesapeake, Virginia. They have called off a search for an unidentified man on Friday, hours after the suspect fled on foot, according to WAVY-10.

The incident began as a routine traffic stop, according to a police spokesperson in the aforementioned article. The suspect then sped away, leading police on a long chase that began in Chesapeake but concluded in Virginia Beach. The chase concluded when the suspect collided with another car in the parking lot of an apartment complex, then ran on foot.

If the police eventually to manage to bring the suspect in, he will likely be facing a long list of charges, the most basic of which, the reckless speeding violation that he was originally pulled over for. Virginia reckless driving lawyer Nicole Naum explains what type of fines a reckless driving suspect may face in the state of Virginia.

“The first part of that question might be,” says Ms. Naum, “how much are the fine and the court cost going to be for a reckless driving ticket? The other piece of that is how much is an attorney going to cost you for a reckless driving ticket to represent you? Again, in Virginia the fine can be up to $2,500 for a reckless driving ticket. Typically though, the fines are anywhere between, I'd say $100 to $500. The court cost on a reckless driving ticket is currently $81. Then, as far as the attorney, that again definitely depends on the severity and the complications of the case. Someone who has a plus five driving record and is going 77 in a 55 will not be paying as much as the person who has a negative 12 driving record going 90 in a 60, and maybe didn't stop quickly for the police. It really depends on the case.”

Ms. Nicole Naum is a criminal lawyer that handles all matter of traffic violations. Please contact us for more information about the specifics of reckless driving laws in the state of Virginia.

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