Law enforcement agents throughout Virginia devote substantial resources to patrolling our state's highways. Many times, drivers from other states traveling through or to Harrisonburg and the surrounding areas are stopped for speeding violations. Often, parents or students coming to James Madison University from other states are charged with speeding or other serious traffic offenses.
In Virginia, if the police allege that you drove more than 80 miles per hour or more than 20 miles over the posted speed limit, you can be charged with reckless driving. Much of Interstate 81, a road that has significant out-of-state traffic, has a speed limit of 70 miles per hour, so drivers can be charged with reckless driving simply by going 11 miles per hour over the speed limit.
Reckless driving is not an ordinary speeding ticket. In Virginia, this offense is a Class 1 misdemeanor, which can be punished by up to a year in jail and the suspension of your license. You could also pay a $2,500 fine. The fact is, any traffic ticket can potentially create problems, including fines and the possible suspension of your license. Serious offenses such as these demand serious legal representation. At Eldridge & Nagy, PLC, our attorneys have extensive experience in these types of cases. Based in Harrisonburg, we help out-of-state drivers fight traffic tickets that can negatively impact their driving record in all courts throughout the Shenandoah Valley.
Defending Drivers From All Over The United States
Our lawyers will closely examine the facts of the case in order to find the best possible solution to your situation. Attorney Bill Eldridge has defended many of these cases, and attorney Louis Nagy worked as a prosecutor for many years. As a result, we have a comprehensive understanding of the criminal justice system from different perspectives. We draw upon our understanding of these cases to help our clients work toward a favorable outcome.
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