When it comes to reckless driving charges, being stopped can be intimidating in and of itself, but having to face further court proceedings and beyond can be scary indeed! To that end, there are a few options to consider if you have been charged with a Richmond, Virginia reckless driving charge.
Clearly, seeking out the services of a qualified and expert reckless driving and traffic attorney can go a long way to a successful outcome for your case, so consulting with one as quickly as possible is extremely key and critical.
In order for the prosecution to prevail, the state must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you have definitely committed the alleged violation, so as such an attorney has several defenses that could be used to refute this type of cases.
Examples of defense strategies can include items such as location, verifying the speeding equipment and its most recent inspection statistics, the calibration of your speedometer in your vehicle, and the radar used by the officer.
Location is a commonly used defense because the conditions of the road could dictate whether such an offense, such as speeding, would even be possible (is it a congested highway or a more rural road?).
Additionally, some cases may occur in an area that abuts two separate and neighboring counties, so if a charge is filed in an incorrect region, it could result in an automatic dismissal of the charges for improper reporting.
A traffic defense attorney may also place the burden of proof on the prosecution to establish that the alleged defendant was actually driving the vehicle at the time of the incident, or that speed zones are not clearly marked within a given locality, which could also result in the dismissal of charges since drivers cannot obey a law they are not able to see and verify on their own!
If you or a loved one have been accused of any reckless driving charges, such as speeding, it’s important to get your case started quickly to ensure that it is handled efficiently and correctly. The law firm of Bernstein Hough, P.C. has caring, competent and experienced attorneys who are prepared to review your particular case, go over the details with you, and prepare the best defense for your case to help spare you further citations, costs, and social embarrassment. Contact Bernstein Hough, P.C. today to get a new start and move forward!