The solution is to hire a qualified attorney. They should be able to continue the January 11th court date so that you can travel on the 6th. I would definitely recommend that you consult with a lawyer on your case because Reckless Driving is a Class 1 misdemeanor -- a criminal charge with a maximum penalty of 12 months in jail, a large fine and loss of privilege to drive. I would be happy to offer a free consultation.
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As long as you did not enter a plea of guilty, no contest, or otherwise stipulate that the evidence was sufficient to find you guilty, you should be able to get the charge expunged. I would be happy to review the paperwork from the charge that you are interested in having expunged. Gretchen Taylor
The Commonwealth has to charge misdemeanor DUI within one year of the offense. See Va. Code 19.2-8. However, the 2009 summons has to be fully investigated to see if it was ever served on your friend or not. If you have your friend contact me, I would be happy to offer a free consultation to see if we can figure out what happened and if the Commonwealth has any legitimate basis in pursuing this charge at this time. Gretchen Taylor Taylor Law Company 10605 Judicial Drive, A-5, Fairfax, VA...