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Marion Virginia Reckless Driving Charge – Virginia Lawyers

There are many different penalties for a Marion Virginia Reckless Driving Charge.

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Marion Virginia Reckless Driving Charge

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Williams v. Commonwealth

Facts:

Williams was driving on a highway in Marion, in excess of eighty miles per hour. As a result, Williams was issued a summons for reckless driving by speed. A jury in the Circuit Court of Richmond (Virginia) convicted defendant of reckless driving by speed, in violation of Va. Code Ann. § 46.2-862. Defendant appealed.

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Holdings:

The Virginia Court made the following holding:
  • For a defendant to be found guilty of reckless driving by speed under Va. Code Ann. § 46.2-862, the Commonwealth must prove that the defendant was driving on a highway in the Commonwealth, and was driving (i) at a speed of twenty miles per hour or more in excess of the applicable maximum speed limit or (ii) in excess of eighty miles per hour regardless of the applicable maximum speed limit.
  • Improper driving, Va. Code Ann. § 46.2-869, is not a lesser-included offense of reckless driving by speed, Va. Code Ann. § 46.2-862. Every commission of reckless driving by speed does not also constitute a commission of improper driving. In addition, improper driving is not composed entirely of the elements of reckless driving by speed. Improper driving requires an additional finding of slight culpability, an element excluded from the reckless driving by speed statute.

Marion Virginia Reckless Driving Charge

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Article written by A Sris
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