Before your first court date your attorney should review reckless driving defenses with you and help you prepare to raise them. There are several other steps your attorney should also ask you to take before court.
Over time the speedometer on a vehicle can stop accurately displaying the vehicle’s speed. This problem can be exacerbated by changes in tire size and pressure or previous repairs. A speedometer calibration may reveal that your faulty speedometer made you believe you were driving slower than you actually were. While this is not a legal defense to the charge, your attorney can use this information to negotiate with the Commonwealth before your trial.
Driver Improvement Classes
Your attorney may also recommend that you complete a driver improvement course. There are now several programs conveniently available online. However, if your case is more serious due to very high speed, dangerous driving behavior, or a bad driving record, your attorney should encourage you to complete a special program through Fairfax County or your local jurisdiction for reckless and aggressive driver improvement.
Taking these steps and others that your defense attorney recommends will put your attorney in a strong position to negotiate for the result you want without going to trial. Your attorney should fully review possible defenses with you so that you can develop a strategy for negotiations and make an informed decision about whether to take your case to trial.Google+