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Reckless Driving Penalties

§ 46.2-868. Reckless driving; penalties.

A. Every person convicted of reckless driving under the provisions of this article is guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor.

B. Every person convicted of reckless driving under the provisions of this article who, when he committed the offense, (i) was driving without a valid operator’s license due to a suspension or revocation for a moving violation and, (ii) as the sole and proximate result of his reckless driving, caused the death of another, is guilty of a Class 6 felony.

C. The punishment for every person convicted of reckless driving under the provisions of this article who, when he committed the offense, was in violation of § 46.2-1078.1 shall include a mandatory minimum fine of $250.

Virginia Reckless Driving THINGS TO REMEMBER

  • Reckless Driving is a Class 1 Misdemeanor
  • Reckless Driving is punishable by up to 12 months in jail and/or a fine not to exceed $2,500.00.
  • Reckless Driving is a six (6) point offense
  • Reckless Driving stays on a driving record for 11 years.
  • Reckless Driving on a criminal record remains for the rest of you life.
  • You can perform MITIGATION EFFORTS prior to court in an effort to minimize the charge or the punishment. Click here.

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