Loudoun County Reckless Driving Reduced to Defective Equipment
Client was driving a rental car he was unfamiliar with and was stopped by a Virginia State Trooper for driving 80mph in a 55mph zone in Loudoun County. Due to the speed being 25mph over the speed limit the client was charged with reckless driving under Virginia Code § 46.2-862. The client resided in West Virginia and had a good driving record from his home state. The client took our recommended reckless driving course and we used it in conjunction with his good driving record to negotiate a reduction of his charge to Defective Equipment under Virginia Code § 46.2-1003. This amended charge is a no-point non-moving traffic infraction. Given that our client was driving an unfamiliar vehicle, had a good driving record, was young, and took the reckless driving course, this was an appropriate result and avoids a misdemeanor conviction.
Practice area(s): Speeding / Traffic Ticket
Court: Loudoun County General District Court
Jeremy S. Letnick
Jeremy Letnick is in the courtroom daily. Raised by both an attorney and a Fairfax County Police Officer, Mr. Letnick has been exposed to the intricate workings of both sides of the legal system his entire life. His focus is criminal law and traffic law. As result, he has the distinction of regularly appearing in the courts of Northern Virginia and consistently appears in front of the Judges and routinely works with the Prosecutors and Police Officers. He has handled thousands of cases ranging from simple speeding tickets to robbery and manslaughter charges. Mr. Letnick's ultimate goal is to make the client's court experience as stress-free as possible while pursuing the client's objectives. Mr. Letnick is a second-degree black belt and takes the respectful position that everyone should stand up for themselves in Court and in life.
George Mason University, B.A. 2004Thomas M. Cooley School of Law, J.D. 2008Certificate of Merit “Book Award”:Trial SkillsAlternative Dispute ResolutionForensic ScienceFairfax Bar AssociationPrince William Bar Association