Sussex County, Virginia – Reckless Driving Attorney Case Result

Class 1 misdemeanor Reckless Driving charge for driving 88-mph in a 70-mph zone was REDUCED to Defective Equipment.  Unlike Reckless Driving, which is a misdemeanor that carries 6 points on a driver’s record for 11 years, Defective Equipment is a traffic infraction and a non-moving violation that carries no (0) demerit points on a driving record.

Read more about the Defective Equipment Statute under the Virginia Code here: § 46.2-1003. Illegal use of defective and unsafe equipment (

Read more about Reckless Driving by Speed under the Virginia Code here: § 46.2-862. Exceeding speed limit (

Read more about Virginia DMV Six Point Violations here: Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles.