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Frank v. Commonwealth

Facts:

Defendant was convicted in the Circuit Court of Virginia of DUI in violation of Va. Code Ann. § 18.2-266. He had previously pled guilty to speeding in violation of Va. Code Ann. § 46.2-870. Both charges arose from the same course of driving. He asserted that the DUI conviction was barred by Va. Code Ann. § 19.2-294.1 because the speeding conviction constituted a conviction for reckless driving.

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Henrico County Traffic Attorney Virginia DUI Reckless Driving Code 18.2-266
Henrico County Traffic Attorney Virginia DUI Reckless Driving Code 18.2-266

Holdings:

The Virginia Court made the following holding:
  • Under the plain and unambiguous terms of Va. Code Ann. § 19.2-294.1, one may not be charged and convicted of both DUI and reckless driving. A conviction of either DUI or reckless driving, whether in simultaneous or successive prosecutions, requires dismissal of the other charge if the other charge arose from the same act or acts. Virginia’s double jeopardy statute, Va. Code Ann. § 19.2-294, prohibits multiple convictions for separate offenses arising out of same act, except where convictions obtained in single prosecution. Reckless driving and speeding are separate and distinct offenses. Reckless driving is chargeable and punishable under the provisions of Article 7 in the Motor Vehicle Code chapter on the regulation of traffic. Reckless driving is a Class 1 misdemeanor, Va. Code Ann. § 46.2-868, carrying with it the potential for a twelve month jail sentence and a fine of not more than $ 2,500 under Va. Code Ann. § 18.2-1(a). A conviction for reckless driving based on speeding also carries with it the additional sanction that the trial judge may suspend an operator’s license for a period of not more than six months under Va. Code Ann. § 46.2-393.

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Contact our law firm today to speak with a lawyer today about your reckless driving ticket.  An attorney from our firm will do his best to help you.

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Henrico Court House Detail:

Henrico Circuit Court

P. O. Box 90775
4301 East Par Road,
Henrico, VA 23273-0775

Henrico General District Court

P. O. Box 90775
4301 East Par Road,
Henrico, VA 23273-0775

Henrico Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court

4201 E. Par Road,
Henrico, VA 23228-2745
P.O. Box 90775,
Henrico, VA 23273-0775

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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.