Going 20 over the limit is not reckless driving unless you were cited and convicted of it. If you were not convicted of reckless driving, then you have nothing to worry about. If you were convicted of reckless driving, then you need to be honest on your job applications and explain. If you lie, you will be found out and could be fired for cause.
[This communication is intended as general information and not specific legal advice, and this communication does not create an attorney-client relationship.]
You need to check whether you were convicted of speed (a traffic ticket) or reckless driving (a misdemeanor criminal offense). You can do this by going to the Virginia State Supreme Court's website at
After entering the database, enter the county where you were tried and your name. You can then click on your case and see the disposition of the case and the final charges.
If you have more questions feel free to contact me.
Luke J. Nichols
Spectrum Legal Defense