The Truth About Reckless Driving In Virginia

It is not uncommon to be pulled over on Richmond-area interstates and highways for reckless driving, speeding and other violations. Interstates 95, 295 and 64 are all perilous places to drive.

Reckless driving is more than a ticket; in fact, it's a serious misdemeanor, with serious penalties. The offense is defined so that you can be charged two ways: for driving 20 mph above the posted limit, or for exceeding 80 mph. By these definitions, anyone can be charged: college students, commuters, vacationers, people from out of town and out of state.

Experienced Attorneys You Can Count On

When this happens, it's a good feeling to have a lawyer who understands the system and can guide you toward the best resolution possible in your case. Coates & Davenport, P.C., of Richmond, has been serving the people of our region, and those just passing through, for more than 40 years. We would be pleased to assist you with whatever offense you have been charged with:

  • Reckless driving
  • DUI/DWI
  • DUI/DWI drugs
  • Speeding
  • Driving on a suspended or revoked license
  • Following too closely
  • Impeding traffic
  • Improper passing
  • Improper U-turn
  • Running a red light

If you or your son or daughter has been pulled over for any of these offenses, you need experienced, knowledgeable legal assistance. We urge you to call Coates & Davenport, P.C., and put your problem in capable hands.


Our team of criminal and traffic law attorneys is a diverse group of experienced professionals:

Ericka Battle
T. Michael Blanks, Jr.
Thomas F. Coates III
Harrison Hubard, Jr.
Todd A. Knode
Tammy L. Sossei


Ticketed on Richmond highways? Call the respected Richmond-area traffic violations lawyers at Coates & Davenport, P.C., at 804-729-5537 or write to us using this online form.