Prince Edward County, Virginia – General District Court Attorney Case Result

Misdemeanor no license charge was REDUCED to an infraction with a $10 fine (opposed to jail time) and 94/55 (39 mph over the limit) reckless driving case result was a small fine (opposed to jail time or a license suspension).

Original Charge:

Virginia Code § 46.2-300. Driving without license prohibited; penalties (
No person, except those expressly exempted in §§ 46.2-303 through 46.2-308, shall drive any motor vehicle on any highway in the Commonwealth until such person has applied for a driver’s license, as provided in this article, satisfactorily passed the examination required by § 46.2-325, and obtained a driver’s license, nor unless the license is valid.

A violation of this section is a Class 2 misdemeanor. A second or subsequent violation of this section is a Class 1 misdemeanor.

Upon conviction under this section, the court may suspend the person’s privilege to drive for a period not to exceed 90 days.

Virginia Code § 18.2-11. Punishment for conviction of misdemeanor (
The authorized punishments for conviction of a misdemeanor are:  (b) For Class 2 misdemeanors, confinement in jail for not more than six months and a fine of not more than $1,000, either or both.

Reduced Charge:

Virginia Code § 46.2-104. Possession of registration cards; exhibiting registration card and licenses; failure to carry license or registration card (
Every person licensed by the Department as a driver or issued a learner’s or temporary driver’s permit who fails to carry his license or permit, and the registration card for the vehicle which he operates, is guilty of a traffic infraction and upon conviction punished by a fine of $10.