Reckless Driving Speed Charge reduced to Fail to Obey a Highway Sign in Fairfax County
Client was stopped for speeding in Fairfax County. Unfortunately since she was traveling at 62mph in a 40mph zone she was charged with reckless driving. Virginia Law states that anyone driving at 20mph or more above the speed limit can be charged with reckless driving which is a misdemeanor charge.
In this case the client had a perfect driving record and took an online defensive driving course. She was polite with the police officer during the traffic stop. Based on these facts we negotiated a resolution with the prosecutor to have the charged lowered to failure to obey a highway sign. This avoids a misdemeanor conviction and results in a low-level infraction that will fall off her driving record after 3 years. This was a good result.
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