If you received a reckless driving ticket in Fairfax County, Virginia, the first thing you should know is that out-of-state attorneys (unless members of the Virginia State Bar) are not allowed to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Your most logical step should be to hire a reckless driving lawyer in Fairfax County. You need an attorney who is experienced and familiar with local prosecutors and judges.
A Simple Matter to Hire a Local Lawyer
Say you live in New York, or even California, you don’t even have to find a local attorney there and pay them to find you an attorney in Virginia. You can simply and easily do an Internet search for a reckless driving lawyer in Fairfax County. Once you narrow it down to two or three names, you can search his or her experience, credentials and reviews online. You can also give each of them a call and then determine which attorney you feel comfortable with.
Ways a Reckless Driving Conviction Can Affect Your License
There is an agreement in place with the most states called the Interstate Driver License Compact under with the states have agreed to share information about driver’s traffic violations. The state in which you were convicted of a traffic ticket, including reckless driving, sends all that information to your home state. Your home state has agreed to act as if it happened there and you could face penalties in your home state. Call A. Mark Nicewicz, Esq., and discuss your options with him. The better deal he can get for you in Virginia, the lesser penalties you may face in your home state regarding your driver’s license and assessed points.