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Reckless Driving Virginia Conduct Conviction Reversed Lawyers Giles County

Reckless Driving Virginia Conduct Conviction Reversed Lawyers Giles County

Robert v. Commonwealth
Facts:

Defendant was convicted in the Circuit Court of Giles County (Virginia) of driving under the influence and reckless driving. He appealed.

Reckless Driving Virginia Conduct Conviction Reversed Lawyers Giles County

Reckless Driving Virginia Conduct Conviction Reversed Lawyers

Issue:
  • Whether trial court erred in not finding that the driving under the influence and reckless driving offenses grew out of the same act or acts of driving?
Discussion:

Defendant said his two offenses grew out of the same act or acts of driving, and one charge should have been dismissed under Va. Code Ann. § 19.2-294.1. The appellate court held the offenses of which defendant was convicted were covered by § 19.2-294.1, under which, when he was convicted of one of the charges, the remaining charge had to be dismissed if the offenses grew out of the same act or acts. His “offending conduct” was intimately related in time and distance, arising from and connected by one continuous, uninterrupted operation of his car. He was initially pursued because he was observed to be speeding. Although police subsequently lost sight of his car for three to five minutes, there was no evidence that he discontinued operation of his car before he was stopped. No evidence gave rise to any reasonable inference that he did anything other than engage in a continuous operation of his vehicle. The trial court erred in determining, as a matter of law, that he could be convicted for both driving under the influence and reckless driving for his continuous, uninterrupted course of operation of a motor vehicle. Defendant’s convictions were reversed and the matter was remanded with directions to dismiss one of the charges

The SRIS Law Group Virginia lawyers will do their best to help you with your reckless driving ticket. Contact a Virginia lawyer from our firm to discuss your reckless driving ticket. A Virginia lawyer from our firm will talk with you about your reckless driving ticket in Virginia and advise you about your options. You can count on a lawyer from our firm to try their best to help you obtain the best result possible based on the facts of your case.

We have client meeting locations in Fairfax County, Prince William, Richmond, Virginia Beach, Fredericksburg & Lynchburg.

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Reckless Driving Virginia Radar Stop Attorneys Appomattox County

Reckless Driving Virginia Radar Stop Attorneys Appomattox County

MICHAEL JOHN BROWN v. COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA
Facts:

Brown was charged with and convicted of both Code § 19.2-294.1 offenses -DUI and reckless driving. The record clearly establishes that Brown’s “offending conduct” was “intimately related in time and distance, arising from and connected by one continuous, uninterrupted operation of Brown’s car. Indeed, Troopers Turner and Hackney initially pursued Brown because he came through radar traveling at eighty-three miles in a fifty-five mile an hour zone and squealed his tires. Although the troopers subsequently lost sight of Brown’s car for three to five-minutes, no evidence in the record suggests that Brown discontinued operation of his car before he was ultimately stopped. Brown was convicted in the Circuit Court of Appomattox County (Virginia) of driving under the influence and reckless driving. He appealed.

Reckless Driving Virginia Radar Stop Attorneys Appomattox County

Reckless Driving Virginia Radar Stop Attorneys

Issue:
  • Whether the trial court erred in not finding that the driving under the influence and reckless driving offenses grew out of the same act or acts of driving?
Discussion:

The appellate court held the offenses of which defendant was convicted were covered by § 19.2-294.1, under which, when he was convicted of one of the charges, the remaining charge had to be dismissed if the offenses grew out of the same act or acts. His “offending conduct” was intimately related in time and distance, arising from and connected by one continuous, uninterrupted operation of his car. He was initially pursued because he was observed to be speeding. Although police subsequently lost sight of his car for three to five minutes, there was no evidence that he discontinued operation of his car before he was stopped. No evidence gave rise to any reasonable inference that he did anything other than engage in a continuous operation of his vehicle. The trial court erred in determining, as a matter of law, that he could be convicted for both driving under the influence and reckless driving for his continuous, uninterrupted course of operation of a motor vehicle.

Conclusion:

The Court reverses the defendant conviction and the matter was remanded with directions to dismiss one of the charges.

The SRIS Law Group Virginia lawyers will do their best to help you with your reckless driving ticket. Contact a Virginia lawyer from our firm to discuss your reckless driving ticket. A Virginia lawyer from our firm will talk with you about your reckless driving ticket in Virginia and advise you about your options. You can count on a lawyer from our firm to try their best to help you obtain the best result possible based on the facts of your case.

We have client meeting locations in Fairfax County, Prince William, Richmond, Virginia Beach, Fredericksburg & Lynchburg.

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These summaries are provided by the SRIS Law Group. They represent the firm’s unofficial views of the Justices’ opinions. The original opinions should be consulted for their authoritative content.

Reckless Driving Fairfax Virginia DUI Speeding Ticket Court Suspended License

Fairfax County, Virginia is a rapidly growing county and its residents have a wide variety of legal needs. The SRIS Law Group Virginia attorneys regularly represent clients who reside in Fairfax County and Virginia clients who travel through Fairfax County and out of state clients who come to Fairfax County.

The SRIS Law Group Virginia lawyers assist Fairfax County clients with legal issues such as traffic tickets cases in Fairfax County (reckless driving, driving on suspended license, speeding tickets, DUI, etc.),

If you need help with any type of traffic violation in Fairfax County, contact the SRIS Law Group Virginia attorneys for help.

The SRIS Law Group assists clients before the Fairfax County Juvenile & Domestic Relations District Court, Fairfax County General District Court & Fairfax County Circuit Court.

The SRIS Law Group assists clients in the following localities of Fairfax County also:

Annandale, Burke, Centreville, Chantilly, Fort Belvoir, Fairfax City, Falls Church, Herndon, Vienna, Great Falls, Lake Barcroft, Lorton, McLean, Merrifield, Mount Vernon, North Springfield, Oakton & Reston.

Some of the different types of reckless driving offenses the Fairfax County, Virginia reckless driving defense attorneys of the SRIS Law Group assist clients with are:

Reckless Driving Charge In Virginia Due To Speeding – Virginia Reckless Driving State Law 46.2-862
General Reckless Driving In Virginia – Virginia Reckless Driving State Law 46.2-852
Racing is Reckless Driving In Virginia – Virginia Reckless Driving State Law 46.2-865
Virginia Reckless Driving – Two Abreast In A Single Lane – Virginia Reckless Driving State Law 46.2-857
Passing Two Vehicles Abreast Is Reckless Driving In Virginia – Virginia Reckless Driving State Law 46.2-856
Passing A Stopped School Bus in Virginia Is Reckless Driving – Virginia Reckless Driving State Law 46.2-859
Failure to Yield Right of Way In Virginia Is Reckless Driving – Virginia Reckless Driving State Law 46.2-863
Failure to Give Proper Signal Is Reckless Driving In Virginia – Virginia Reckless Driving State Law 46.2-860
Driving Too Fast For Conditions In Virginia Is Reckless Driving – Virginia Reckless Driving State Law 46.2-861
Faulty Brakes / Driving Vehicle Not Under Control In Virginia Is Reckless Driving – Virginia Reckless Driving State Law 46.2-853
Passing At Railroad Grade Crossing In Virginia Is Reckless Driving – Virginia Reckless Driving State Law 46.2-858
Driving On Parking Lots Recklessly is Reckless Driving In Virginia – Virginia Reckless Driving State Law 46.2-864

Consequences Reckless Driving Virginia Passing Double Line Ticket Charge Failure Maintain Control Fines Speeding Penalties Absentia

The consequences for a reckless driving ticket in Virginia are severe.

They are many different types of Virginia reckless driving offenses. Some of the different types of reckless driving offenses in Virginia are:
• Passing on double line in Virginia is reckless driving
• Failure to maintain control in Virginia is reckless driving
• Speeding in excess of 20 miles over the speed limit in Virginia is reckless driving

Clients often ask us what happens when you get a reckless driving ticket in Virginia & how to get rid of a reckless driving charge?

There are many types of reckless driving offenses in Virginia. For example, if you spin your tires coming out of a parking lot, this could be considered reckless driving in Virginia.

A reckless driving charge in Virginia is a class 1 misdemeanor. The reckless driving penalties in Virginia are very severe. The fines for a reckless driving ticket in Virginia are a maximum of $2500. The maximum jail time is 1 year in jail and six months loss of license.

First and foremost, we tell our clients it is possible to get out of a reckless driving charge in Virginia. In some cases, our reckless driving attorneys in the Commonwealth of Virginia can even get rid of your reckless driving charge in absentia (that means you don’t have to show up).

Call us for help if you got a reckless driving ticket in any part of Virginia including Chesterfield, Virginia & Brunswick, Virginia.

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