You should know that in Fairfax County, one of the first things the court looks at to determine punishment is a prior criminal record for reckless driving. If your driving record does not contain such violations, you will be dealt with accordingly. I know this is quite a problem because recklessness sounds terrible, and in fact, your doubts are correct. Even if you’ve never experienced anything like it before, it can be extremely dangerous.
The judge will call your name and ask you how you would plead guilty to guilty or not guilty. Do not replay it in Fairfax County.
If you enter a plea of guilty or no contest, all the judge has to do is choose your punishment. In this case, as in most cases, he essentially imposes a fine and finds you guilty of the charge if you plead guilty. If your driving is terrible or your speed is unreasonably high, you will be punished with disqualification or even corrective labor, but the penalty is lighter than having a previous conviction, unless you are on a driving record or are of decent seniority. Now, in your next interrogation, the inspector will ask you what your first penalty for careless driving was.
He will agree to refer the case to your landlord. If you decide to represent yourself, and you are strongly advised not to do so, the best approach is to prove your innocence and influence the officer to demonstrate his case. This will give the judge more options. Keep in mind that if the officers are able to “prove” their case, your choice of judge is optional, as long as you have been proven and indicted.
Does this mean you don’t need to reduce your reckless driving charge? I’ve seen many people go to court for the first time on a charge of “reckless driving” and many judges simply win because of this.
This outcome is usually avoided if you have a lawyer. If you appear before a judge on a “reckless driving” charge, you will have to behave yourself and obey your lawyer and appear at the Fairfax County District Attorney’s Office.
A legal adviser can indeed help you avoid a conviction for “reckless driving. First, your lawyer must meet with the prosecutor; present the evidence, and present evidence. In effect, a Virginia lawyer can negotiate a guilty plea with your landlord and bring a much more favorable charge, and can bring you a plea deal. If you accept a pleas deal, it must be approved by the lawyer and the judge. This means that a judge should only choose your case if you are something of an exceptional case. It is important to understand that your legal adviser can then achieve excellent results on “reckless driving,” and then it can be done before anyone else. Keep in mind that if we go to court alone, there will be just you, the prosecutor and judge, so it is going to be important for you to include any school or work experience that you have.