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Reckless Driving Speeding Misdemeanor – Virginia Lawyers

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Roanoke Lawyers Violation Code 18.2-266

Dillon v. Commonwealth

Facts:

Defendant was convicted in the Circuit Court of Roanoke (Virginia) of DUI in violation of Va. Code Ann. § 18.2-266. Defendant contended that the lower court was required to dismiss the DUI charge because he had already pled guilty and been convicted of an offense that was by statute deemed reckless driving. The court disagreed and held that reckless driving and speeding were separate and distinct offenses.

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Holdings:

The Virginia Court made the following holding:

  • Reckless driving is chargeable and punishable under the provisions of Article 7 in the Motor Vehicle Code chapter on the regulation of traffic. Reckless driving is a Class 1 misdemeanor, Va. Code Ann. § 46.2-868, carrying with it the potential for a twelve month jail sentence and a fine of not more than $ 2,500 under Va. Code Ann. § 18.2-1(a).
  • Under the express provisions of Va. Code Ann. § 19.2-294.1, only a conviction for reckless driving bars a prosecution for DUI. A conviction for speeding, even if premised on an underlying act that may have warranted a conviction for reckless driving, does not implicate the bar of the statute.
Reckless Driving Speeding Misdemeanor defense in Virginia

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Article written by A Sris
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