Reckless driving in Fairfax means driving a vehicle in a manner that endangers life, limb or property. The most common form of reckless driving is reckless or excessive speed. Careless driving, a misdemeanor punishable by up to a year in prison and a $1,000 fine, occurs when someone in an area of Fairfax exceeds the stated speed limit by 20 miles per hour or more.
Reckless driving is a higher offence than speeding, so talk to a Fairfax lawyer about how to proceed in your case.
The big difference is that a lawsuit is permanent and will affect you for the rest of your life. Speeding is a traffic offence, reckless driving a criminal offence.
It is best to see the ticket issued to you by the police before you sign your ticket and what is written on it, what you are accused of. If the document does not specify, you can see if you need to appear in court. It is important that you know whether you are being charged with reckless driving or just speeding. If it is reckless driving, the officer can write to you for speeding, but if it is too fast, then you write it to the SP and that is it.
You will delete the entire section of the document and also note on the ticket that you must appear in court, but you will not tick the box that prevents you from appearing. If it is a speeding offence, you can be sure that if you are issued a ticket, you will have to appear in court. You will not tick any boxes to prevent you from appearing in court if that is not possible.
Reckless driving is an extremely serious offense in Fairfax and includes any traffic violation that occurs when someone drives in a manner that endangers life, limb or property, even when charged with reckless driving. Infringements include overtaking, driving too fast in current weather conditions, towing speeders or driving with faulty brakes, and almost any behavior that can fall into the “catch-all” category because police officers can argue that you have behaved recklessly. If charged, it may also include any number of traffic violations that occur when you or someone else is driving at high speed in your vehicle in a manner that endangers life, limb and property or causes serious injury or death. This is more than just a speeding offence, because speeding is the only traffic offence that has an impact on the criminal record. A Class 1 misdemeanor is the most serious of all types of misdemeanors, meaning that without a criminal complaint, there is no chance that you will have a criminal record for the rest of your life if it leads to a conviction. A lawyer can help you understand the difference and explain what is right and what you can do to get out of the file and mitigate the damage caused. This is because it is a class 1 administrative offence and not a class 2 or class 3 administrative offence, which is correct.