In the state of Virginia rules and the law enforced are really strict on the matters of driving and there you don’t find ant tolerance and compromises being made. Other than the other minor traffic violations the most serious crime is the over speeding and the reckless driving on which you won’t be forgiven even if you are a out of state driver in Virginia. The general definition of reckless driving is defined such a driving manner which is a potential threat to the human life of others or can damage the property of another individual. Reckless driving is considered an extremely serious crime and therefore it comes under the category of class one crimes. Even the local judges of Virginia are aggressive towards such crime and you have to pay the hard consequences.
If you are a out of state driver in Virginia and are caught by an officer for the charges of reckless driving so the first thing you should see is that weather the ticket mentions of you appearing in the court of not. Usually you are not called to appear and they give you the permission to leave the state fro your convenience but still as a precaution you should consult the attorney. Secondly, you should also know that the charges imposed on you for the reckless driving are not always harsh. Depending upon the intensity of the crime you committed they will charge you. If the crime committed is not very serious then you can be relieved of charges by just attending a driver improvement clinic or with the help of your lawyer you can just reduce the charges equivalent to that of improper driving. Make sure you always have a defense lawyer in contact with you as they play a vital role in defending you against the charges of reckless driving. If you have be charged with the reckless driving case and you move out to your home state, your home state will already have the violation notification on your driving record and you will be charged according to your states laws and regulations. Remember that all the reckless driving cases are not treated with equally harsh punishment; the charges get tougher with the increased intensity of the crime committed.
Unfortunately if you get caught with the charges of reckless driving then in that case you can be charged with imprisonment of up to maximum one year no matter if it was your first time committing the crime. Plus you also have to pay a fine of 2500 dollars maximum when the intensity of the reckless driving is really severe and no compromises can be made to reduce the charges. Then one of the most troubling consequence is that you license get suspended for around six months and you can’t carry out your everyday work by travelling. Lastly, the premium insurances prices also increase if you get a penalty on your driving record and you also receive demerit point on the driving record which in that case is recommended that you complete a driving improvement course to remove them from your record.