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Driving Offense Defense Attorneys Fairfax, Northern VA

Under Virginia law, there are several criminal offenses related to driving. Here is an overview of some of the most common driving criminal offenses in Virginia:

  1. Driving Under the Influence (DUI): It is illegal in Virginia to operate a motor vehicle while under the influence of drugs or alcohol, or any combination of the two. A first-offense DUI can result in a fine, license suspension, and possible jail time. Virginia Code Section 18.2-266
  2. Reckless Driving: Reckless driving is defined as driving a vehicle in a manner that endangers the life, limb, or property of any person. Examples of reckless driving include excessive speeding, drag racing, and passing a stopped school bus. Reckless driving is a misdemeanor offense in Virginia. Virginia Code Section 46.2-852 through 869
  3. Hit and Run: Leaving the scene of an accident without stopping and providing assistance or exchanging information is considered a hit and run in Virginia. Hit and run can be charged as a misdemeanor or felony offense, depending on the circumstances of the accident. Virginia Code Sections 46.2-894 through 902.1
  4. Driving on a Suspended License: Driving on a suspended license is a criminal offense in Virginia, which can result in fines, additional license suspension time, and possible jail time. Virginia Code Section 46.2-301
  5. Driving Without a License: Driving without a license for the first time is a Class 2 misdemeanor, and a Class misdemeanor thereafter. As such, it is a criminal offense in Virginia and can result in fines and possible jail time. Virginia Code 46.2-300
  6. Vehicular Manslaughter: If a person causes the death of another person while operating a vehicle recklessly or negligently, they can be charged with vehicular manslaughter. This offense is a felony and if charged, you can face substantial fines, and potential prison time. Virginia Code 18.2-36.1

General Counsel, P.C. criminal defense attorneys have experience representing clients in criminal matters related to driving.  If you have been charged with criminal activity in Virginia involving driving a motor vehicle, contact the criminal defense attorneys at General Counsel, P.C.