Q: I just got pulled over for reckless driving in Virginia. I don’t have a lot of money. Do I need to hire an attorney, or can I fight this charge alone?
A: We think you need to hire an attorney—and that’s not just because we want your business! We have seen, firsthand, what happens to some people who fight reckless driving charges by themselves.
Of course, no one likes spending money on an attorney (although, you may be surprised at how affordable many attorneys can be). But, money spent on an attorney is typically money well spent. Here’s why:
- A reckless driving charge is not a simple traffic ticket. Unlike some other states, Virginia takes its traffic laws seriously. If you are accused of reckless driving, you are accused of committing a crime that can stay on your record for more than a decade.
- It’s easy to make a technical—yet costly—mistake. An attorney understands the legal process and the exact procedures that must be followed. Someone appearing in court for the first time may make “newbie” errors that could significantly impact their case.
- You probably don’t have enough time to devote to studying the matter so that you truly understand the applicable law. An attorney who regularly defends people in Virginia traffic offenses knows the applicable laws. It would be almost impossible to gain this knowledge while working on just one case.
If you’d like to meet with our Virginia traffic lawyers, let us know. You may fill out an online form or call us toll-free at 888-783-9701. Or, if you prefer, we can send you a free copy of a book Virginia reckless driving attorney Joseph E. Hicks wrote, It's Not Just a Ticket: A Law Abiding Citizen's Guide to DUI and Serious Traffic Offenses in Virginia.