Call For A Free Initial Consultation (703) 273-4100

Case Results

Reckless Driving by Speed in Fairfax County Reduced to Speeding

September 2023

Client was driving home after a long day at work around midnight.  They work very long hours and were tired and simply trying to get home.  Unfortunately they got stopped by a State Trooper for driving 96mph in a 55mph zone on I-95 and received a ticket for reckless driving.  Client said the trooper was very nice but that a speed of 96mph is too excessive.  This case posed a problem for the client because they had a Commercial Driver's License and 96mph is considered very fast.  At this speed people face a potential jail sentence, loss of license, and a misdemeanor conviction.

Our client was a resident of Washington, DC and had a clean driving record.  We recommended our client take both a defensive driving course and reckless driving course.  Many Fairfax County Judges will not allow a reduction from reckless driving when speeds are over 92mph so we recommended our client get their speedometer calibrated.  Sure enough their speedometer was off about 5mph in their favor.

After discussing the case with the Prosecutor and going over the ramifications this charge would have for our client the Prosecutor agreed to lower the speed to 91mph and to amend the charge from reckless driving to speeding.  We still needed a Judge to accept this reduction so we brought the state trooper with us before the Judge and they told the Judge they had no problem with a reduction given everything they had done for court.  Our client was also polite to the trooper at the scene.  After thinking about it the Judge agreed to allow the charge to be reduced to speeding.  This reduction avoids a conviction for a misdemeanor and will, instead, be a speeding infraction.  This reduction should save the client's job and is a reminder why it's important to have a traffic attorney with you in court.

Practice area(s): Speeding / Traffic Ticket

Court: Fairfax 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

The truth about your case

We will not “sugar coat.” We will tell you exactly what you are facing and will give you the best and worst case scenarios. We are not here to scare you or to pull the wool over your eyes. We find many people calling us for a simple case where they have spoken to other lawyers and are now afraid. However, after speaking with those people and getting the facts, many times there is nothing to fear. We will tell you how things look and we will tell you the truth because we want happy clients. That’s you!

Letnick Law Office
(703) 273-4266 (fax)
Mon: 08:30am - 05:00pm
Tue: 08:30am - 05:00pm
Wed: 08:30am - 05:00pm
Thu: 08:30am - 05:00pm
Fri: 08:30am - 05:00pm