You can expect a lifetime criminal record that will screw up employment options for decades to come.
Get a lawyer ASAP.
SLOW DOWN. Hire a lawyer NOW. Get your car speedometer calibrated NOW. Reckless Driving is a Class One Misdemeanor with punishment available of up to 12 months in jail, $2,500 fine and suspension of your driving privileges up to six months. At 100 in other Northern Va, jurisdictions, expect to go to jail.
I was in Warren County today with someone who was clocked at 90 and happy to keep her out of jail. SLOW DOWN.
None of my comments on AVVO's website constitute legal advice. It is only food for thought for possible matters to address with a qualified lawyer in your jurisdiction.
It's going to depend on your driving record, but there are things you can do to get ahead of this. Take a driving improvement class and maybe even do some community service in advance. Definitely lawyer up quick and get your speedometer calibrated. If the police did what they needed to do to properly charge you, and you don't have a defense to the charge, there are often still ways to mitigate your punishment. If they didn't do something right, well, that's why you get a lawyer. Good luck!
Reckless Driving is a criminal offense for which you can be jailed, fined and subjected to a license suspension. On interstates, jail becomes a very real part of the discussion at speeds above 90 mph, and is almost guaranteed at speeds over 100 mph.
Of course, the outcome of every case depends on a variety of factors, including the skill and expertise of Defense Counsel. It is an absolute truth that the lawyer you choose can be the difference in the outcome of your case. It is important that you don't make a bad thing even worse by hiring the wrong lawyer for the job. Do your homework and be sure to hire the lawyer who you believes puts you in the best position to get the best result.
Best of luck.
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