Reckless Driving

A Strong For Reckless Driving

If you are facing a Reckless Driving charge in southwest Virginia, including Roanoke, Botetourt, Franklin, or Montgomery County, call attorney Kevin Gick at the law firm of Frankl Miller Webb & Moyers. A former state prosecutor with law enforcement contacts, he has represented Virginia residents, out-of-state-drivers, tractor trailer and professional drivers, college students, and everyone in-between. The initial consultation is free, confidential, and Mr. Gick himself will call you back.

Si usted o un ser querido enfrenta un cargo de conducción temeraria en el suroeste de Virginia, incluyendo la ciudad o condado de Roanoke o los condados de Botetourt, Franklin, o Montgomery, no deje de llamar a abogado Kevin Gick en el bufete de ley de Frankl Miller Webb & Moyers. Un ex fiscal del estado, ha representado a residentes de Virginia, conductores fuera del estado, conductores de remolques de tractores y conductors profesionales, estudiantes universitarios y todos los que están en el medio. Él estudiaba y vivía en España y habla español. La consulta es gratis y abogado Kevin Gick si mismo le llamá a usted. No importa de dónde es usted.

If You Drove Too Fast, We Can Help

The most common type of Reckless Driving in Virginia is a “Reckless Driving by speed” charge under Virginia Code 46.2-862. Police often write Reckless Driving tickets for speeding 81+ mph or 20+ mph over the speed limit.

Mr. Gick has been successful at reducing such criminal charges down to non-criminal moving violations. His clients have avoided permanent criminal records, jail time, and losing their license (or for out-of-state-residents the ability to drive through Virginia). In addition, such a break drastically lowered the fine his clients have had to pay and can lower the demerit points put on their driving record.

Mr. Gick can usually handle the Reckless Driving by speed charges himself. Despite signing a promise to appear in court, many clients do not actually have to come if they are represented by counsel. This was very important for clients living far from the courthouse, especially those living in another state, or those who not want to miss work or school. Depending on the speed and the client’s mitigation efforts, Mr. Gick has been able to get Reckless Driving by speed charges dismissed completely.

If You Had An Accident, We Can Help

Police officers can charge you with Reckless Driving generally if the officer believes you are operating your vehicle on a public road in a way that could put another’s life or property in danger. You can also be charged with Reckless Driving for driving recklessly in a parking lot, “racing” another vehicle, passing a stopped school bus letting off children, or having defective brakes.

When the police respond to an accident — even a single vehicle accident where nobody was hurt — many police officers’ first reaction is to charge Reckless Driving under Virginia Code 46.2-852 (or a similar code section. Beware that what you tell the responding police officer about the accident can be used against you. However, keep in mind that the government has to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you drove “recklessly… or in a manner as to endanger the life, limb, or property of any person.”

Mr. Gick has had success having Reckless Driving charges reduced to Improper Driving, a non-criminal moving violation, or completely dismissed, due to weak evidence of recklessness. Also, if you reacted to a sudden emergency, like a deer crossing the highway or a blown tire, that too can justify a reduction or dismissal of the charge.

Just as with Reckless Driving by speed charges, Mr. Gick can often resolve Reckless Driving charges arising from an accident without you ever having to come to court.

The Serious Criminal And Financial Consequences Of Reckless Driving

Most people are shocked to learn that in Virginia, Reckless Driving is a crime. It is not merely a traffic infraction. Being convicted of Reckless Driving will mean that you will have a permanent criminal record. Your automobile insurance premium will likely increase. A conviction could seriously hurt your applications to college, grad school or employment. And it could prevent you from being promoted or even get your fired from your job.

The maximum penalties for a Reckless Driving conviction are:

  • A 12-month jail sentence. In many jurisdictions, an active jail sentence is likely for driving 90+ mph. It is practically guaranteed for driving 100+ mph.
  • A six-moth license suspension
  • A $2500 fine
  • 6 demerit points in Virginia on your driving history
  • Following a Reckless Driving conviction, your auto insurance premium will likely become even more expensive.

Call An Experienced Defense Lawyer

Mr. Gick will do everything in his power to protect your rights and guide you through the criminal process.

Call us now at 540-627-5131 or send us an email to schedule your free consultation.

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Hear From Harriet


Traffic Ticket Dismissed. I contacted Kevin Gick after my son got a speeding ticket. I had already contacted a few other attorneys’ offices and could not get any attorney to call me back. When I called Kevin he actually answered the phone. He spoke to me and explained the process. He is a very understanding and compassionate man. It was on short notice too, he was able to get the court to grant a continuance. His staff was also very helpful and polite and that meant a lot to me. My son did not live in area and Mr. Gick was able to handle his case effectively without him needing to be there. He was very successful in getting my son’s ticket dismissed!

Hear From Ryan


Amazing Experience. I contacted Mr. Gick for a reckless diving charge I received traveling through VA on my way home from NC. Mr. Gick was great from the very beginning. I left him a voicemail and he messaged me back within minutes and I was able to get a free consultation that same night. He was helpful and responsive through the entire process and made it incredibly stress free.

Hear From Becky


Knowledgeable, experienced, great customer service. I contacted the office of Frankl, Miller, Webb & Moyers because I got my first and only speeding ticket in over twenty years of driving history. Obviously I was a mess… that is after I spoke with Mr. Gick who assured me that if I followed his instructions, everything will be ok. Did I mentioned I was driving from VA to NJ where I live? Yes. I followed every instruction and he took care of everything, getting the ticket dismissed… I thank God because this matter was resolved.


I highly recommend Kevin Gick as a lawyer. I read one of the reviews before I picked him which said that he called back the same day. He did for me as well. I explained everything to him about my wife’s case and he explained everything to me exactly what to expect. He gave me the best scenario and worst scenario. He spent a lot of time gathering evidence. He kept me informed every step of the way. He always told me good news but kept me aware that the worst case scenario may still happen. He got the case dismissed. I am very pleased and he will always be my lawyer.


Kevin was great. He handled my case very professionally and was able to get my case dismissed. He was always very responsive and answered any doubts I had very promptly. I highly recommend him!