Chesterfield County, Virginia – Circuit Court Reckless Driving Defense Attorney Case Result

Appeal of a reckless driving misdemeanor conviction to the Circuit Court resulted in a better outcome for the driver than in General District Court.  Driver was charged with a reckless driving misdemeanor for speeding 97/60 (37-mph over the limit).  The General District Court sentenced the driver to serve ten (10) days in jail, suspended the driver’s license for six (6) months, and would not grant the driver’s request for a restricted license to drive during the suspension period.  The Circuit Court did not impose any active jail time (all suspended time) and granted the driver a restricted license to drive during the six (6) month suspension period.

For more information about active jail time and suspended jail time, please see the following article: What is the difference between active time and suspended time in a jail sentence? – Peters Law Firm (

For more information about asking a Court for a restricted license when a license suspension is imposed, see this article:  When does a Court impose a license suspension in reckless driving cases for speeding? – Peters Law Firm (