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I just got a ticket, no not yet, i got a ticket 462-862, the

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Customer: i just got a ticket
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Customer: i got a ticket 462-862
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Customer: the cop said its reckless driving
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Customer: by speed
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Criminal Law
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
hi , i got a speeding ticket of reckless driving by speed 462-862 , what are the consequences of this?
Expert:  Colleen Grady replied 1 year ago.

Hello. I will help you with your questions. I have been an attorney for 26 years. I need to know if you have any prior convictions.

Also, what county in Virginia is this? Can you take a picture of the ticket and attach it here?

Expert:  Colleen Grady replied 1 year ago.

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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