Updated on July 15th, 2024 at 05:51 pm

Attorney Bob Keefer

Fighting for Your Rights as a Motorist

Reckless Driving Lawyer in Harrisonburg

Providing Effective & Experienced Representation

If you have been charged with reckless driving in Virginia, you need strong representation right away to fight these accusations. By Virginia law, reckless driving is described as any type of driving that endangers limb, life, or property, or is deemed to be carelessly fast.

Driving recklessly by way of speeding is usually charged when an individual drives 20 miles or more over the speed limit or over 85 miles per hour, regardless of the speed limit.

Drivers may also be charged with reckless driving if they:

  • Pass an emergency vehicle that has its lights or siren on
  • Drive a vehicle without adequately adjusted brakes
  • Drive too fast for the road or weather conditions

For more information about reckless driving in Virginia and how we can help you, please contact us today at (540) 433-6906 to set up a free case evaluation with our reckless driving lawyer in Harrisonburg.

Penalties for Driving Recklessly

A conviction for reckless driving in the state of Virginia will result in a Class 1 misdemeanor on your record. This conviction classification is the same given to those convicted of DUI, simple assault, and marijuana possession. The consequences of a conviction are extremely steep and far-reaching.

If convicted, you could face:

  • Fines of up to $2,500
  • Up to one year in jail
  • Six demerit points added to your driving record
  • Suspended driving privileges for up to six months
  • An inability to apply for loans, find housing, and get a job

If you were driving while your license was suspended or revoked from a previous offense or if your driving resulted in the death of another individual and you are convicted of reckless driving, you could face a Class 6 felony conviction as opposed to a misdemeanor.

The consequences of this type of conviction are much more severe, and you could face extensive probation, exorbitant fines, 1 to 3 years of a suspended license, and even 1 to 20 years in prison.

You may also face reckless driving charges for any of the following:

  • Driving an overloaded vehicle that interferes with visibility and/or driving control
  • Passing a school bus that is stopped to pick up or drop off children
  • Racing with another vehicle
  • Vehicle not under control
  • General reckless driving

Contact Keefer Law Firm

Our reckless driving and DUI lawyer in Harrisonburg has more than 40 years of experience with fighting these types of charges successfully, as can be seen in our case results. As a result, we have a firm grasp of Virginia’s traffic laws as well as the related procedures and paperwork.

Our attorney can efficiently guide you throughout the legal process while ensuring your rights are protected and fighting for your best interests. You can count on us to help you resolve your traffic charges in a timely and professional manner.

To schedule a completely free case evaluation with our reckless driving lawyer in Harrisonburg, you can either call us today at (540) 433-6906 or contact us online.

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Parent of a college student

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“Bob is a man of integrity and will honestly guide you through the process of pros and cons of your case.”



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“His expertise and experience in navigating the legal shoals and mastering scientific evidence in DUI cases resulted in a reduction of charges!”


“Unlike others who just promise you, Bob actually gets the job done.”

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“He portrayed a realistic picture of outcomes for my case and was as honest with me as I would expect any professional to be.”


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When You Need a Traffic Lawyer,

Keefer Law Firm Can Help.

  1. Attorney Keefer is one of the few people in Virginia to call himself a NHTSA Certified Field Sobriety Instructor.
  2. He has completed the DOT Certified Breath Technician course on the EC/IR II, Virginia’s breath tester for evidence.
  3. He was a founding member of the DUI Defense Lawyers Association and is a member of the National College for DUI Defense.
  4. Attorney Keefer has more than 40 years of experience providing legal representation throughout Virginia.
  5. Our office contains the Alco-Sensor III, which is also used by law enforcement for preliminary breath testing.
  6. We offer free consultations for traffic offense and DUI cases.