What are chances jail time will be minimal and license retained?
2 attorney answers
The defendant is facing a felony for which, in VA, there are Sentencing Guidelines, if found guilty. Traffic violations, if misdemeanors (like reckless driving, drive suspended etc.) do impact those Guidelines (increasing ultimate sentence.). Judges can exceed the Sentencing Guidelines, since these are discretionary, not mandatory. The prosecutor's victim services agent assigned to this case can discuss this further with you, since he or she will have a better idea of the facts of the case and the background of the defendant.