Reckless driving is a serious traffic offense which is charged regularly throughout Virginia. As you travel the interstate highways, you will often see state troopers, county police, and airport police on the Dulles access road running stationary radar traps. They are waiting for unsuspecting drivers to pass them at speeds in excess of 20 mph over the posted speed limit, or over 80 mph regardless of the posted speed limit. In Virginia, driving in excess of 80 mph is defined as reckless driving. Drivers passing through Virginia from other states are often shocked to learn they have been charged with such a serious traffic offense for what they thought was “just a speeding ticket!”
Traffic offenses in Virginia can have serious consequences for people and may result in suspension of the right to drive in Virginia, as well as fines and even imprisonment. Some of the more serious offenses such as reckless driving can result in all three punishments. Also, people may find their insurance rates skyrocket, or have their insurance terminated upon conviction.
Courts are located in numerous places throughout the state of Virginia and the entire Washington Metropolitan area. There are state courts, and federal courts which handle offenses committed on federal property such as the George Washington Memorial Parkway running along the Potomac River.
The Washington metropolitan area is a busy center of government, tourism, and business. There are three airports in the area. Travelers from around the world are driving the roads. Mr. Bolger is very comfortable representing people of all backgrounds. Do not attempt to navigate the legal system on your own. Bad things often happen to people who represent themselves. Let Mr. Bolger take the worry off your shoulders.