Our client was a man in his 50s who works as a car dealer. He was charged with reckless driving, a Class One misdemeanor, after being involved in a single-car accident. If convicted, he could have faced jail time and a fine of up to $2,500. Wanting to avoid that outcome, our client contacted the Roanoke traffic defense lawyers at Copenhaver, Ellett & Derrico for representation.
We looked at our client’s driving history and found that he had a few blemishes, but nothing too terrible. Also, there is a particular case in Virginia that is very helpful to people charged with reckless driving who are involved in single-car accidents in which no one else is present. We made our arguments in court, and the judge dismissed our client’s reckless driving charge with no costs or fines.
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