Q: Why do I need a lawyer since I am guilty of speeding/reckless driving?
A: Frankly, those deserving of a break can sometimes find a break in our local courts. However, a break is not given out to everyone. As implied, regardless of actual guilt, this means that there are opportunities for a traffic defendant to have a successful outcome, but, it must be earned through the execution of a sound strategy. A good local attorney will be able to help you prepare and execute the right presentation for you and your judge.
Further, keep in mind, if you are convicted of driving twenty or more miles per hour over any posted speed limit or 81 miles per hour or more, you now have a permanent criminal record, with a conviction for reckless driving. Reckless driving by speed is a Class 1 Misdemeanor in Virginia, making that good local attorney even more valuable.
Don’t push all your chips into the center of the table and put everything on the line for a traffic conviction, seek the advice of good local counsel and protect your good name and record.