Traffic Law from Petersburg & Richmond, Virginia

I have represented hundreds of clients on traffic offenses. Using my knowledge of the local traffic court system, I am able to assist clients charged with:
  • DUI & DWI charges
  • Speeding
  • Driving on a Suspended License
  • Improper Equipment Violations
  • Failure to Yield
  • Citations stemming from Traffic Accidents
  • Improper Lane Changes
  • Running Red Lights
  • Reckless Driving
It is important to protect your driving record. A conviction may carry points on your license, increase insurance rates, cause a suspension of your license, and may result in incarceration.
Traffic Law—Law Firm in Petersburg & Richmond, VA

What is Reckless Driving?

  • Reckless Driving is a term which refers to several specific types of traffic violations which are considered to endanger yourself, others or property
  • Reckless Driving is a Class 1 Misdemeanor in Virginia which means that it is a crime and is punishable by up to 12 months in jail, a fine of up to $2,500 or a 6 month suspension of your license.
  • The most common type of reckless driving is reckless driving by speed which means that you were traveling over 80 mph or 20 or more mph over the speed limit.

Contact your DUI Lawyer Steven P. Hanna to stand up for your rights (804) 732-2881!

There are two different ways for the prosecution to secure a conviction for driving while intoxicated (DWI) in Virginia. In both cases, the prosecution must also prove that the defendant was driving or operating a motor vehicle.
The first way is to prove that the defendant had a blood alcohol concentration of 0.08 percent or more by weight by volume or 0.08 grams or more per 210 liters of breath. In this case, the prosecution does not need to prove that the defendant's driving was impaired in any way. Impaired driving ability can be presumed through the introduction of admissible chemical test results.
The second way, often referred to as driving under the influence (DUI), is for the prosecution to prove that the defendant was operating the vehicle under the influence of either alcohol, drugs, or some combination thereof.
Source: Virginia Criminal Code § 18.2-266.
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Contact your Petersburg Traffic Attorney Steven P. Hanna to protect your rights (804) 732-2881.