Reckless driving in Virginia is a class 1 misdemeanor. How serious is a class 1 misdemeanor in Virginia. It is serious enough that it can land you in jail. Are you really going to jail for a reckless driving ticket in Virginia. The honest answer is that in most instances, no. But it is a possibility if you are not careful. Talk to a reckless driving lawyer in Virginia.
The SRIS Law Group defends clients charged with reckless driving regularly before the different traffic courts in Virginia.
Two of most regularly charged reckless driving offenses in Virginia are reckless driving by speed and reckless driving general.
Please seriously consider calling our firm if you have been charged with reckless driving in Virginia. We have client meeting locations in Fairfax, Richmond, Loudoun, Lynchburg, Fredericksburg, Prince William and Virginia Beach.

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Virginia 46.2-862 Reckless Driving Statute

§ 46.2-862. Exceeding speed limit.
A person shall be guilty of reckless driving who drives a motor vehicle on the highways in the Commonwealth (i) at a speed of twenty miles per hour or more in excess of the applicable maximum speed limit or (ii) in excess of eighty miles per hour regardless of the applicable maximum speed limit.
Virginia 46.2-852 Reckless Driving Statute
§ 46.2-852. Reckless driving; general rule.
Irrespective of the maximum speeds permitted by law, any person who drives a vehicle on any highway recklessly or at a speed or in a manner so as to endanger the life, limb, or property of any person shall be guilty of reckless driving.

Virginia Beach Traffic Tickets

Virginia 46.2-865 Reckless Driving Statute

46.2-865. Racing; penalty.
Any person who engages in a race between two or more motor vehicles on the highways in the Commonwealth or on any driveway or premises of a church, school, recreational facility, or business property open to the public in the Commonwealth shall be guilty of reckless driving, unless authorized by the owner of the property or his agent. When any person is convicted of reckless driving under this section, in addition to any other penalties provided by law the driver’s license of such person shall be suspended by the court for a period of not less than six months nor more than two years. In case of conviction the court shall order the surrender of the license to the court where it shall be disposed of in accordance with the provisions of § 46.2-398.

Most people are shocked that if you do donuts in a parking lot, you can be charged with reckless driving in Virginia. If you spin your tires, you can be charged with reckless driving in Virginia. Keep in mind that in Virginia, reckless driving is not a traffic offense. It is a criminal offense. Virginia has some of the strictest driving laws in the entire country. Be very careful about violating the different Virginia driving laws.

Talk to an experienced reckless driving lawyer who has gone before the different county traffic courts and knows how the different county traffic courts rule on reckless driving offenses.
Our Virginia traffic lawyers can and will do their best to help you. We are a simple phone call away.
As an added bonus, the following is a federal statute you might find relevant.

(ii) From January 1, 2014 to December 31, 2014:
(A) Calculate risk-weighted assets in accordance with the general risk-based capital rules under appendix A to this part and, if applicable, subpart F of this part (national banks), or12 CFR part 167and, if applicable, subpart F of this part (Federal savings associations) 1 and substitute such risk-weighted assets for standardized total risk-weighted assets for purposes of § 3.10;
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Footnote(s):
1 For the purpose of calculating its general risk-based capital ratios from January 1, 2014 to December 31, 2014, an advanced approaches national bank or Federal savings association shall adjust, as appropriate, its risk-weighted asset measure (as that amount is calculated under appendix A to this part, Sec. 3 and, if applicable, subpart F of this part (national banks), or 12 CFR part 167 and, if applicable, subpart F of this part (Federal savings associations) in the general risk-based capital rules) by excluding those assets that are deducted from its regulatory capital under § 3.22.
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(B) If applicable, calculate general market risk equivalent assets in accordance with appendix B to this part,section 4(a)(3) (national banks) and substitute such general market risk equivalent assets for standardized market risk-weighted assets for purposes of § 3.20(d)(3); and
(C) Substitute the corresponding provision or provisions of appendix A to this part, and, if applicable, appendix B to this part (national banks), or12 CFR part 167 (Federal savings associations) for any reference to subpart D of this part in: § 3.121(c); § 3.124(a) and (b); § 3.144(b); § 3.154(c) and (d); §3.202(b) (definition of covered position in paragraph (b)(3)(iv)); and § 3.211(b);2
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Footnote(s):
2 In addition, for purposes of § 3.201(c)(3), from January 1, 2014 to December 31, 2014, for any circumstance in which the OCC may require a national bank or Federal savings association to calculate risk-based capital requirements for specific positions or portfolios under subpart D of this part, the OCC will instead require the national bank or Federal savings association to make such calculations according to appendix A to this part and, if applicable, subpart F of this part (national banks), or 12 CFR part 167 and, if applicable, subpart F of this part (Federal savings associations).
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(iii) Beginning on January 1, 2014, calculate and maintain minimum capital ratios in accordance with subparts A, B, and C of this part, provided, however, that such national bank or Federal savings association must:
(A) From January 1, 2014 to December 31, 2014, maintain a minimum common equity tier 1 capital ratio of 4 percent, a minimum tier 1 capital ratio of 5.5 percent, a minimum total capital ratio of 8 percent, and a minimum leverage ratio of 4 percent; and
(B) From January 1, 2015 to December 31, 2017, an advanced approaches national bank or Federal savings association:
(1) Is not required to maintain a supplementary leverage ratio; and
(2) Must calculate a supplementary leverage ratio in accordance with§ 3.10(c), and must report the calculated supplementary leverage ratio on any applicable regulatory reports.
(2) Subject to the transition provisions in subpart G of this part, a national bank or Federal savings association that is not an advanced approaches national bank or Federal savings association or a savings and loan holding company that is an advanced approaches national bank or Federal savings association must:

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