Increased Virginia 70 MPH Speed Limit Could Be Trap to Criminal Reckless Driving Charges for Motorists

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A new law goes into effect today, July 1, 2010, that increases the speed limit in certain parts of Virginia to 70 mph. Although some may be pleased with this action, what many motorists may not realize is that Virginia Code Section 46.2.862 remains unchanged.

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Most motorists are under the impression that they get a 10 mph cushion over the actual speed limit.

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A new law goes into effect today, July 1, 2010, that increases the speed limit in certain parts of Virginia to 70 mph. Although some may be pleased with this action, what many motorists may not realize is that Virginia Code Section 46.2.862 remains unchanged. Thus, 81 in a 70 mph zone is a misdemeanor criminal offense of Reckless Driving Speeding in Virginia.

According to Virginia Attorney Bob Battle “most motorists are under the impression that they get a 10 mph cushion over the actual speed limit. However, doing just 11 mph over the speed limit in a 70 mph zone in Virginia is Reckless Driving Speeding- the most serious class of criminal misdemeanor offenses in Virginia."

The incredibly harsh consequences of Reckless Driving Speeding offenses in his state caused Bob Battle to write a consumer guide titled "The Shocking Truth about Reckless Driving Speeding in Virginia." Battle offers this guide as a free e-book to consumers on his website http://www.BobBattleLaw.com . The book has been featured on CBS News in Richmond, the Baltimore Sun and WTOP news in D.C. and Baltimore. Bob was recently interviewed by Cindy Speaker of StateLawTV about Virginia's harsh laws, his consumer guide and the new 70 mph speed limit and its potential to mislead motorists into speeds that have been deemed to be criminal offenses in Virginia. To watch this interview you can go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1VcVBUVtm5Y .

Bob Battle is a VA DUI and Reckless Driving/Speeding lawyer. He devotes 100% of his practice to serious traffic defense and criminal litigation in state and federal courts. His aggressive and effective representation of individuals keeps him in court almost every day throughout the Richmond, VA area. For more information go to http://www.BobBattleLaw.com or call 804-307-7080.

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