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Reckless Driving Franklin Virginia Lawyer Leave Accident Scene

Reckless Driving Franklin Virginia Lawyer Leave Accident Scene

Cook v. Commonwealth
Facts:

Defendant was convicted in a bench trial of misdemeanor reckless driving, in violation of Va. Code Ann. § 46.2-852, and felony leaving the scene of an accident, in violation of Va. Code Ann. § 46.2-894. The Circuit Court of Franklin County (Virginia) sentenced defendant to two years in prison, all suspended, for the leaving the scene of an accident conviction and six months in jail for the reckless driving conviction. Defendant appealed.

Reckless Driving Franklin Virginia Lawyer Leave Accident Scene

Reckless Driving Franklin Virginia Lawyer

Issue:
  • Whether the evidence was sufficient to support defendant’s convictions?
Discussion:

Defendant’s convictions arose out of an incident in which another driver lost control of her vehicle, allegedly due to defendant’s driving. On appeal, defendant challenged the sufficiency of the evidence to support both convictions. Contrary to defendant’s argument, the appellate court concluded that there was sufficient evidence to support a conviction for reckless driving. Among other things, defendant admitted that he continued to accelerate in an attempt to reach of the end of the merge lane first, despite knowing that the other driver wanted and intended to merge in front of defendant. In addition, the evidence supported a finding that defendant was “involved” in the accident and thus, required to report identifying information to a law enforcement officer under Va. Code Ann. § 46.2-894. The appellate court held that the application of § 46.2-894 was not exclusively limited to those drivers who legally cause an accident. Because defendant’s conduct in accelerating through the merge area contributed to the other vehicle’s high speed, defendant was “involved” for purposes of § 46.2-894, and should have reported his identifying information to a law enforcement officer. Defendant’s convictions were affirmed and the case was remanded to the trial court to correct the code reference in the sentencing order for the conviction of reckless driving.

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.

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