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Fairfax County, VA Reckless Driving Lawyers

In Virginia, Reckless Driving is a Class-1 misdemeanor CRIME. Yes – you can go to jail for it.  The maximum penalties for a conviction of this offense is up to 12 months in jail, $2,500 fine, and suspension of your right to drive in Virginia for six months. Additionally, Reckless Driving is a six-point offense on your driving record. A Reckless Driving conviction stays on your driving record for 11 years and remains on criminal record for the rest of your life and cannot be expunged.

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Fairfax County, Virginia Reckless Driving FAQs

What is Reckless Driving?

In the Commonwealth of Virginia, Reckless Driving is defined under the VA Code § 46.2-852 as irrespective of the maximum speeds permitted by law, any person who drives a vehicle on any highway recklessly or at a speed or in a manner so as to endanger the life, limb, or property of any person. A Virginia reckless driving ticket may be issued for any of the numerous behaviors specified as reckless in the following Virginia traffic code:

§ 46.2-853 Driving vehicle which is not under control; faulty brakes

§ 46.2-854 Passing on or at the crest of a grade or on a curve

§ 46.2-855 Driving with driver's view obstructed or control impaired

§ 46.2-856 Passing two vehicles abreast

§ 46.2-857 Driving two abreast in a single lane

§ 46.2-858 Passing at a railroad grade crossing

§ 46.2-859 Passing a stopped school bus; prima facie evidence

§ 46.2-860 Failing to give proper signals

§ 46.2-861 Driving too fast for highway and traffic conditions

§ 46.2-861.1 Drivers to yield right-of-way or reduce speed when approaching stationary vehicles displaying certain warning lights on highways; penalties

§ 46.2-862 Exceeding speed limit - Driving 20 mph or more above the posted limit or in excess of 85 mph

§ 46.2-863 Failure to yield right-of-way

§ 46.2-864 Reckless driving on parking lots, etc.

§ 46.2-865 Racing; penalty

§ 46.2-865.1 Injuring another or causing the death of another while engaging in a race; penalties

§ 46.2-866 Racing; aiders or abettors

§ 46.2-867 Racing; seizure of motor vehicle

About Fairfax County General District Court

Courthouse Address

Fairfax County GDC (for non-Herdon, Vienna, Fairfax City cases)

4110 Chain Bridge Road

Suite 210
Fairfax, VA 22030-0458

Automated Phone Service For Payments
& Case Information (IVR): 703-246-3764

Traffic Division: 703-246-2815

Criminal Division: 703-246-3305

Civil Division: 703-246-3012

Courts Information Line: 703-691-7320


Email: [email protected]

Herndon Division (Court Only, Please No Mail): 765 Lynn Street, Herndon, VA 22070

Vienna Division (Court Only, Please No Mail): 127 Center Street, South; Vienna, VA; 22180

Fairfax City: City Hall, Room 101; 10455 Armstrong Street, Fairfax, VA 22030-3600


Clerk & Office Hours:

Ms Susan Damara Madsen

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Continuance Policy:

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Hon. Lisa A. Mayne, Presiding Judge, Chief Judge

Hon. Susan Friedlander Earman, Presiding Judge

Hon. Michael Joseph Holleran, Presiding Judge

Hon. Vanessa R. Jordan, Presiding Judge

Hon. Michael Joshua Lindner, Presiding Judge

Hon. William J. Minor Jr., Presiding Judge

Hon. Gary H. Moliken, Presiding Judge

Ms. Dipti Pidikiti-Smith, Presiding Judge

Hon. Mark C. Simmons, Presiding Judge

Hon. Tina L. Snee, Presiding Judge

Hon. Susan J. Stoney, Presiding Judge

Hon. Todd M. Zinicola, Presiding Judge

Fairfax County Police Department

12099 Government Center Parkway

Fairfax, VA 22035

703-691-2131 | TTY 711 (Non-Emergency)

[email protected]

Kevin Davis, Chief of Police

Fairfax County, VA Sheriff's Office

4110 Chain Bridge Road

Fairfax, VA 22030

703-246-3227 | TTY 711

[email protected]

Stacey A. Kincaid, Sheriff



804-621-5133 (tel)
804-621-5133 (sms)

Fairfax County, Virginia






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