While you are answering these questions, here is what this law says:
§ 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.
§ 46.2-868. Reckless driving; penalties.
A. Every person convicted of reckless driving under the provisions of this article shall be guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor.
Class 1 misdemeanor, this is NOT a prepayable offense and you MUST APPEAR in court for this violation.
A Class 1 misdemeanor, reckless driving is considered a criminal offense and carries the same misdemeanor classification as many other criminal offenses such as DUI, Assault and Battery, and Petty Larceny. The penalties for a reckless driving conviction can include any or all of the following:
- Up to a $2,500 fine
- Up to 12 months in jail
- Up to 6 months loss of driving privilege
You may also face points on your license charged by the DMV. This will impact your insurance.
Your prior convictions may impact the amount of fine and the possible jail time.
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