Morgantown, WV asked in Traffic Tickets and Juvenile Law for Virginia

Q: What's the best course of action for a reckless driving charge in VA?

17 year old driver, licensed in WV, supposedly clocked at 92 in a 70. Parent in car, clean driving record. Juvenile District Court.

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Daniel P Leavitt
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  • Midlothian, VA
  • Licensed in Virginia

A: Every court is different on how they treat 92 in a 70. Some courts give jail time, others convict and suspend the license but don't give jail, and many others will reduce with community service/driving school. Talk to an experienced traffic lawyer in the location where the offense was. Once you hit 90 mph cases get exponentially more serious but what they do is up to the court. There may be a legal defense as well. Good luck.

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