Reckless driving in Virginia is a class 1 misdemeanor. How serious is a class 1 misdemeanor in Virginia. It is serious enough that it can land you in jail. Are you really going to jail for a reckless driving ticket in Virginia. The honest answer is that in most instances, no. But it is a possibility if you are not careful. Talk to a reckless driving lawyer in Virginia.
The SRIS Law Group defends clients charged with reckless driving regularly before the different traffic courts in Virginia.
Two of most regularly charged reckless driving offenses in Virginia are reckless driving by speed and reckless driving general.
Please seriously consider calling our firm if you have been charged with reckless driving in Virginia. We have client meeting locations in Fairfax, Richmond, Loudoun, Lynchburg, Fredericksburg, Prince William and Virginia Beach.

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Virginia 46.2-862 Reckless Driving Statute

§ 46.2-862. Exceeding speed limit.
A person shall be guilty of reckless driving who drives a motor vehicle on the highways in the Commonwealth (i) at a speed of twenty miles per hour or more in excess of the applicable maximum speed limit or (ii) in excess of eighty miles per hour regardless of the applicable maximum speed limit.
Virginia 46.2-852 Reckless Driving Statute
§ 46.2-852. Reckless driving; general rule.
Irrespective of the maximum speeds permitted by law, any person who drives a vehicle on any highway recklessly or at a speed or in a manner so as to endanger the life, limb, or property of any person shall be guilty of reckless driving.

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Virginia 46.2-865 Reckless Driving Statute

46.2-865. Racing; penalty.
Any person who engages in a race between two or more motor vehicles on the highways in the Commonwealth or on any driveway or premises of a church, school, recreational facility, or business property open to the public in the Commonwealth shall be guilty of reckless driving, unless authorized by the owner of the property or his agent. When any person is convicted of reckless driving under this section, in addition to any other penalties provided by law the driver’s license of such person shall be suspended by the court for a period of not less than six months nor more than two years. In case of conviction the court shall order the surrender of the license to the court where it shall be disposed of in accordance with the provisions of § 46.2-398.

Most people are shocked that if you do donuts in a parking lot, you can be charged with reckless driving in Virginia. If you spin your tires, you can be charged with reckless driving in Virginia. Keep in mind that in Virginia, reckless driving is not a traffic offense. It is a criminal offense. Virginia has some of the strictest driving laws in the entire country. Be very careful about violating the different Virginia driving laws.

Talk to an experienced reckless driving lawyer who has gone before the different county traffic courts and knows how the different county traffic courts rule on reckless driving offenses.
Our Virginia traffic lawyers can and will do their best to help you. We are a simple phone call away.
As an added bonus, the following is a federal statute you might find relevant.
14 Alcojet is available from: Alconox, Inc., New York, NY 10003.
(3) Thallium acetate in a 10 percent solution is added to an approximate final concentration of 1:4000; however, highly contaminated specimens may require a final concentration of 1:2000. 15 Thallium acetate is added to deionized distilled water first, except as noted in paragraph (e)(4) of this section, to prevent the precipitation of proteins.
15 Thallium acetate may be obtained from Fischer Scientific Company.
(4) Mycoplasma Broth Base, dextrose, phenol red, and cysteine hydrochloride are added to deionized distilled water first if autoclave sterilization is used. 16 Thallium acetate and then the remaining components are added aseptically after cooling the autoclaved media to 45 °C or less.
16 Mycoplasma Broth Base may be obtained from: (a) Product #M 33600, Gibco Diagnostics, 2801 Industrial Drive, Madison, WI 53711. (b) Product #3900-3212, Scott Laboratories, Inc., 8 Westchester Plaza, Elmsford, NY 10523.
(5) Use sterile deionized distilled water to reconstitute penicillin.
(6) Sterile serum should be inactivated by heating at 56 °C for 30 minutes. Swine serum may be used for M. gallisepticum, M. synoviae, M. gallinarum, and M. meleagridis isolation; however, horse serum is usually recommended for M. meleagridis isolation.
(7) Phenol red should be prepared as a 1 percent solution.
(8) NAD (beta nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide or coenzyme I) should be prepared as a 1 percent solution. 17
17 NAD Grade III may be obtained from: Sigma Chemical Company, P.O. Box 14508, St. Louis, MO 63178.
(9) Cysteine hydrochloride, prepared as a 1 percent solution, is used to reduce the NAD for M. synoviae growth.
(10) A purified agar product such as Nobel (Special agar) is used in the MAM. 18
18 Noble Agar may be obtained from: Difco Laboratories, Box 1058-A, Detroit, MI 48201.
(11) Adjust the pH with NaOH.
(12) Sterilization may be accomplished by two methods:
(i) Filtration sterilization through a 0.20 micron filter is the recommended method. Aseptic techniques must be utilized.
(ii) Autoclave sterilization at 120 °C, 15 pounds pressure (103 kPa), for 15 minutes may be used, if preferred, when following the procedure described in paragraph (e)(4) of this section.
(13) Phenol red, dextrose, and NAD may be omitted when culturing for M. meleagridis and M. gallinarum.
(14) When culturing for M. meleagridis from contaminated samples include 100 units/ml of Polymyxin B in MBM.
(f) Mycoplasma Broth Medium (Frey) is prepared as follows: To 850-880 ml of deionized distilled water;
Thallium acetate (ml)—2.5 (1:4000)
Potentially contaminated samples (ml)—5.0 (1:2000)
Mycoplasma Broth Base (g)—22.5
Aqueous penicillin (units)—500,000
Sterile serum (ml)—120 to 150.0
Phenol red plus (ml)—2.5
NAD (ml)—12.5
Cysteine hydrochloride (ml)—12.5
Dextrose (g)—1.0-1.5
Adjust pH to 7.8
Filter sterilize
(1) Broth may be stored at 4 °C for at least 2 weeks or at -40 °C for longer periods.
(g) Mycoplasma Agar Medium (Frey) is prepared as follows: To 850-880 ml of deionized distilled water;
Mycoplasma Broth Base (g)—22.5
Adjust pH to 7.8

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