If you have been charged with reckless driving in Rockbridge County, you might be stressed out about the potential consequences of this action. Furthermore, you might be confused with why you are being charged with reckless driving, as recklessness is not clearly defined in the Rockbridge County General Statutes. If you find yourself in this position, it is important that you educate yourself on the Rockbridge County reckless driving laws as well as the punishments for reckless driving. You will then have a better understanding of what you are being charged with and why, which puts you in a better position to fight the charges.
In Rockbridge County, there are several reckless driving violations that you can breach. Rockbridge County law states that, “No person shall operate any motor vehicle upon any public highway of the state, or any road of any specially chartered municipal association or of any district organized under the provisions of chapter 105, a purpose of which is the construction and maintenance of roads and sidewalks, or in any Rockbridge County area for ten cars or more or upon any private road on which a speed limit has been established in accordance with the provisions of section 14-218a or upon any school property recklessly, having regard to the width, traffic and use of such highway, road, school property or Rockbridge County area, the intersection of streets and the weather conditions. The operation of a motor vehicle upon any such highway, road or Rockbridge County area for ten cars or more at such a rate of speed as to endanger the life of any person other than the operator of such motor vehicle, or the operation, downgrade, upon any highway, of any motor vehicle with a commercial registration with the clutch or gears disengaged, or the operation knowingly of a motor vehicle with defective mechanism, shall constitute a violation of the provisions of this section.
Police officers have the right to pull you over if they feel that you are driving in a reckless manner. This could include driving while on a cell phone or texting, driving while eating, or driving while performing some other distracting task. Only if some type of distracting behavior causes you to drive erratically will a police officer intervene. If you are pulled over for some type of erratic behavior not specifically mentioned in the General Statutes, the circumstances involving the situation will be taken into consideration by the police officer and will determine if you are charged with reckless driving or not.
Reckless driving in Rockbridge County can lead to serious consequences. If you have been arrested for reckless driving, you should contact a lawyer at James D. McMichael immediately. Depending on the circumstances of your charge, a lawyer might be able to fight the charge or reduce your punishments, getting you the minimum fine or jail time. By contacting James D. McMichael here, you can rest assured that you are getting the best defense for your case.