Penalty For Reckless Driving 46.2-852 Virginia Lawyer Highway Evidence

Penalty For Reckless Driving 46.2-852 Virginia

Have you been charged with Reckless Driving in violation of 46.2-852 in Virginia and are concerned about the penlaty?

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McDonald v. Commonwealth

Facts:

Defendant appealed from the judgment of the Circuit Court of Fairfax (Virginia), which, after a bench trial, convicted her of reckless driving. The sole issue presented by the appeal was whether the evidence was sufficient to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that defendant drove a vehicle recklessly on a highway in violation of Va. Code Ann. § 46.2-852 and received a penalty for the acts of recklessness. The court found that the evidence was insufficient and reversed the conviction. The court held that under the facts shown by the record, the Commonwealth failed to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that defendant, who had fallen asleep at the wheel after drinking alcoholic beverages, was guilty of reckless driving in violation of § 46.2-852. The conviction of defendant was reversed and remanded.

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Penalty For Reckless Driving 46.2-852 Virginia Lawyer Highway Evidence

Penalty For Reckless Driving 46.2-852 Virginia Lawyer Highway Evidence

Holdings:

The Virginia Court made the following holding:
  • Va. Code Ann. § 46.2-852 provides that, 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 shall be guilty of reckless driving. While evidence of intoxication is a factor that might bear upon proof of dangerous or reckless driving in a given case, it does not, of itself, prove reckless driving. One may be both drunk and reckless. He may be reckless though not drunk; he may even be a total abstainer, and he may be under the influence of intoxicants and yet drive carefully. The word “recklessly” as used in Va. Code Ann. § 46.2-852 imparts a disregard by the driver of a motor vehicle for the consequences of his act and an indifference to the safety of life, limb or property.  The essence of the offense of reckless driving lies not in the act of operating a vehicle, but in the manner and circumstances of its operation.

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Contact our law firm today to speak with a lawyer today about your Reckless Driving Case.  An attorney from our firm will do his best to help you.

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These summaries are provided by the SRIS Law Group. They represent the firm’s unofficial views of the Justices’ opinions. The original opinions should be consulted for their authoritative content.