Have you been charged with Reckless Driving in Virginia?

Are you concerned about the consequences of being charged with Reckless Driving in Virginia?

For a lot of our clients, a charge of Reckless Driving can result in the loss of their job, their security clearance, etc.

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Henrico Virginia Reckless Driving Attorney Influence Statute
Henrico Virginia Reckless Driving Attorney Influence Statute

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Dillard v. Commonwealth

Facts:

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

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Holdings:

The Virginia Court made the following holding:
  • The two offenses subject to Va. Code Ann. § 19.2-294.1, driving under the influence and reckless driving, are “separate and distinct” violations. Nevertheless, the legislature intended that a conviction of one offense precludes conviction of the other, whenever both grow from the same continuous, uninterrupted course of operation of a motor vehicle. Thus, the statute is applicable where the two offenses grow out of the same act or acts of driving. It is the commonality of the underlying offending conduct, the continuous, uninterrupted operation of a motor vehicle that invokes the preclusive effect of the statute.

If you have been charged with a criminal offense of Reckless Driving in Virginia, contact our law firm for help.

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

We will do our absolute best to help you get the best result possible based on the facts of your case. Our law firm has the necessary experience to assist you with this matter.

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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Disclaimer:

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.