In your reckless driving case, as in all criminal and traffic cases, it is important to choose an attorney who cares about what matters to you, is knowledgeable about your type of case, and will be honest with you about what you can expect. Your attorney should work hard for you and keep you informed and engaged in your case at all stages. You should work together to determine your goals for negotiations and what steps you can take before court to help your attorney negotiate for the result you want. If your case goes to trial, your attorney should be experienced in the courtroom and prepared to zealously argue your defenses.
While reckless driving is a misdemeanor which carries the possibility of jail time, only a small percentage of reckless driving cases are likely to result in jail. The likelihood of jail depends on many factors, including your driving record, the driving behavior in your case, and the jurisdiction’s local customs. In your initial consultation an attorney should tell you honestly if you are likely facing any chance of jail time and whether or not you are likely to have strong defenses to your charge. Even if you do not have strong legal defenses, your attorney should explain what steps you can take before court to help your attorney negotiate and get you the results you want in your Fairfax County reckless drivingcase.Google+