Reckless driving in Virginia is a class 1 misdemeanor. How serious is a class 1 misdemeanor in Virginia. It is serious enough that it can land you in jail. Are you really going to jail for a reckless driving ticket in Virginia. The honest answer is that in most instances, no. But it is a possibility if you are not careful. Talk to a reckless driving lawyer in Virginia.
The SRIS Law Group defends clients charged with reckless driving regularly before the different traffic courts in Virginia.
Two of most regularly charged reckless driving offenses in Virginia are reckless driving by speed and reckless driving general.
Please seriously consider calling our firm if you have been charged with reckless driving in Virginia.
We have client meeting locations in Fairfax, Prince William, Richmond, Loudoun & Fredericksburg.
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Virginia 46.2-862 Reckless Driving Statute
§ 46.2-862. Exceeding speed limit.
A person shall be guilty of reckless driving who drives a motor vehicle on the highways in the Commonwealth (i) at a speed of twenty miles per hour or more in excess of the applicable maximum speed limit or (ii) in excess of eighty miles per hour regardless of the applicable maximum speed limit.
Virginia 46.2-852 Reckless Driving Statute
§ 46.2-852. Reckless driving; general rule.
Irrespective of the maximum speeds permitted by law, any person who drives a vehicle on any highway recklessly or at a speed or in a manner so as to endanger the life, limb, or property of any person shall be guilty of reckless driving.
Virginia 46.2-865 Reckless Driving Statute
46.2-865. Racing; penalty.
Any person who engages in a race between two or more motor vehicles on the highways in the Commonwealth or on any driveway or premises of a church, school, recreational facility, or business property open to the public in the Commonwealth shall be guilty of reckless driving, unless authorized by the owner of the property or his agent. When any person is convicted of reckless driving under this section, in addition to any other penalties provided by law the driver’s license of such person shall be suspended by the court for a period of not less than six months nor more than two years. In case of conviction the court shall order the surrender of the license to the court where it shall be disposed of in accordance with the provisions of § 46.2-398.
Most people are shocked that if you do donuts in a parking lot, you can be charged with reckless driving in Virginia. If you spin your tires, you can be charged with reckless driving in Virginia. Keep in mind that in Virginia, reckless driving is not a traffic offense. It is a criminal offense. Virginia has some of the strictest driving laws in the entire country. Be very careful about violating the different Virginia driving laws.
Talk to an experienced reckless driving lawyer who has gone before the different county traffic courts and knows how the different county traffic courts rule on reckless driving offenses.
Our Virginia traffic lawyers can and will do their best to help you. We are a simple phone call away.
As an added bonus, the following is a federal statute you might find relevant.
In this section:
The term child means a person under the age of 18.
(2) Supplemental nutrition assistance program
The term supplemental nutrition assistance program means the supplemental nutrition assistance program established under the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 (7 U.S.C. 2011 et seq.).
Under such terms and conditions as are established by the Secretary, funds made available under this section may be used to competitively award grants to or enter into cooperative agreements with Governors to carry out comprehensive and innovative strategies to end childhood hunger, including alternative models for service delivery and benefit levels that promote the reduction or elimination of childhood hunger by 2015.
State demonstration projects carried out under this section may include projects that
(1) enhance benefits provided under the supplemental nutrition assistance program for eligible households with children;
(2) enhance benefits or provide for innovative program delivery models in the school meals, afterschool snack, and child and adult care food programs under this chapter and the Child Nutrition Act of 1966 (42 U.S.C. 1771 et seq.);
(3) target Federal, State, or local assistance, including emergency housing, family preservation services, child care, or temporary assistance at households with children who are experiencing hunger or food insecurity, to the extent permitted by the legal authority establishing those assistance programs and services;
(4) enhance outreach to increase access and participation in Federal nutrition assistance programs; and
(5) improve the coordination of Federal, State, and community resources and services aimed at preventing food insecurity and hunger, including through the establishment and expansion of State food policy councils.
(1) In general
In carrying out this section, the Secretary may competitively award grants or enter into competitively awarded cooperative agreements with Governors for use in accordance with demonstration projects that meet the purposes of this section.
To be eligible to receive a grant or cooperative agreement under this section, a Governor shall submit to the Secretary an application at such time, in such manner, and containing such information as the Secretary may require.
(3) Selection criteria
The Secretary shall evaluate proposals based on publicly disseminated criteria that may include
(A) an identification of a low-income target group that reflects individuals experiencing hunger or food insecurity;
(B) a commitment to approaches that allow for a rigorous outcome evaluation as described in subsection (f);
(C) a comprehensive and innovative strategy to reduce the risk of childhood hunger or provide a significant improvement to the food security status of households with children; and
(D) such other criteria as are determined by the Secretary.
Any project funded under this section shall provide for
(A) a baseline assessment, and subsequent annual assessments, of the prevalence and severity of very low food security among children in the State, based on a methodology prescribed by the Secretary;
(B) a collaborative planning process including key stakeholders in the State that results in a comprehensive agenda to eliminate childhood hunger that is
(i) described in a detailed project plan; and
(ii) provided to the Secretary for approval;
(C) an annual budget;
(D) specific performance goals, including the goal to sharply reduce or eliminate food insecurity among children in the State by 2015, as determined through a methodology prescribed by the Secretary and carried out by the Governor; and
(E) an independent outcome evaluation of not less than 1 major strategy of the project that measures
(i) the specific impact of the strategy on food insecurity among children in the State; and
(ii) if applicable, the nutrition assistance participation rate among children in the State.
In determining the range of projects and defining selection criteria under this section, the Secretary shall consult with
(1) the Secretary of Health and Human Services;
(2) the Secretary of Labor;
(3) the Secretary of Education; and
(4) the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.
(f) Evaluation and reporting
(1) General performance assessment
Each project authorized under this section shall require an independent assessment that
(A) measures the impact of any activities carried out under the project on the level of food insecurity in the State that
(i) focuses particularly on the level of food insecurity among children in the State; and
(ii) includes a preimplementation baseline and annual measurements taken during the project of the level of food insecurity in the State; and
(B) is carried out using a methodology prescribed by the Secretary.
(2) Independent evaluation
Each project authorized under this section shall provide for an independent evaluation of not less than 1 major strategy that
(A) measures the impact of the strategy on appropriate participation, food security, nutrition, and associated behavioral outcomes among participating households; and
(B) uses rigorous experimental designs and methodologies, particularly random assignment or other methods that are capable of producing scientifically valid information regarding which activities are effective in reducing the prevalence or preventing the incidence of food insecurity and hunger in the community, especially among children.
Not later than December 31, 2011 and each December 31 thereafter until the date on which the last evaluation under paragraph (1) is completed, the Secretary shall
(A) submit to the Committee on Agriculture and the Committee on Education and Labor of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry of the Senate a report that includes a description of
(i) the status of each State demonstration project; and
(ii) the results of any evaluations of the demonstration projects completed during the previous fiscal year; and
(B) ensure that the evaluation results are shared broadly to inform policy makers, service providers, other partners, and the public in order to promote the wide use of successful strategies.
(g) Authorization of appropriations
(1) In general
There are authorized to be appropriated to carry out this section such sums as are necessary for each of fiscal years 2011 through 2014, to remain available until expended.
(2) Use of funds
Funds made available under paragraph (1) may be used to carry out this section, including to pay Federal costs associated with developing, soliciting, awarding, monitoring, evaluating, and disseminating the results of each demonstration project under this section.
No project may be funded under this section for more than 5 years.
(B) Performance basis
Funds provided under this section shall be made available to each Governor on an annual basis, with the amount of funds provided for each year contingent on the satisfactory implementation of the project plan and progress towards the performance goals defined in the project year plan.
(C) Altering nutrition assistance program requirements
No project that makes use of, alters, or coordinates with the supplemental nutrition assistance program may be funded under this section unless the project is fully consistent with the project requirements described in section 17(b)(1)(B) of the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 (7 U.S.C. 2026 (b)(1)(B)).
(D) Other benefits
Funds made available under this section may not be used for any project in a manner that is inconsistent with
(i) this chapter;
(ii) the Child Nutrition Act of 1966 (42 U.S.C. 1771 et seq.);
(iii) the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 (7 U.S.C. 2011 et seq.); or
(iv) the Emergency Food Assistance Act of 1983 (7 U.S.C. 7501 et seq.).
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