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Criminal Defense FAQs – Roanoke VA

Is Reckless Driving Prepayable?

It’s a common question: “Is reckless driving prepayable?”

After all, most traffic tickets are prepayable. You get your ticket. You get home, go online, and rather than deal with the headache of a court appearance, simply “pay your ticket” with the fine posted at the court, and move on with your life. That’s how most traffic tickets are handled by the . . .

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How to Fight a Reckless Driving Case

How can you contest a reckless driving charge? Hire a lawyer to attend court on your behalf to try and get the charge reduced or dismissed. There are two strategies: mitigation defense and technical defense.

If mitigation defense (“Yes, I was speeding, but I am looking for leniency”), send the lawyer to court with:

Driving record
Letters of recommendation
Safe driving course certificate
Speedometer calibration
Community . . .

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How Many Points is Reckless Driving in Virginia?

It is a common question: “How many points is reckless driving in Virginia?” You have been stopped for speeding above 80 mph on a Virginia highway. You received a summons for “reckless driving,” a criminal traffic offense that punishes driving at any speed above 80 mph on a Virginia road.

If you are convicted of reckless driving, then you will receive: . . .

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Can a Witness “Plead the Fifth” in Virginia?

When a witness is called to testify in a Virginia criminal case, they have a right under the Fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution to refuse to testify – if their testimony would be self-incriminating. But under certain circumstances, such as an offer of immunity, they may still be required to testify.

The United States Supreme Court has held that . . .

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