Reckless Driving / Traffic

Aggressive Legal Defense Against Reckless Driving Charges

If you are charged with reckless driving or another serious driving violation, you should seek legal help as soon as possible. The Law Office of Faraji A. Rosenthall will vigorously defend you against this serious charge that can greatly impact your everyday life.

We represent clients facing charges in the Northern Virginia area. We regularly defend our clients against all kinds of driving and serious traffic violations. In most cases, it’s possible to reach a plea agreement with the prosecutor. However, if it is in your best interest to proceed to a trial, we won’t hesitate to do so.

Virginia Courts Have No Tolerance for Reckless Driving

In Virginia, officers make most reckless driving arrests because people are speeding. If you are traveling 20 miles per hour over the speed limit or over 80 miles per hour, an officer can issue a ticket for reckless driving. Here’s how we can help:

Plea Negotiation

Depending on your specific situation we will try to negotiate a plea agreement that is best for you. We are experienced and aggressive when negotiating with the prosecuting attorney. Our extensive court experience and familiarity with the laws and the process help us work toward a practical agreement that will hopefully allow you to keep your driver’s license and minimize any points on your driving record.


If we can’t reach a fair plea agreement, we won’t hesitate to go to trial to defend you. At a bench or jury trial, we present the evidence in support of your case to prove that you are innocent or that the police acted improperly or illegally. We have tried cases in almost every courtroom and have worked with most local prosecutors and judges. Our extensive trial experience helps us to vigorously represent you and pursue a favorable judgment.

We are with you every step of the way and will do our best to ensure that you receive the best defense possible.

Favorable Results Can Depend on One or Two Factors

We investigate every aspect of your case, including the circumstances surrounding your arrest and the evidence the police must have to support the charges. However, there are several factors that can minimize the effect of a reckless driving charge and help us provide a successful defense:

  • If your already have a good driving record
  • If the speedometer is not reading correctly
  • If the radar the officer used is not calibrated properly
  • If you had a legitimate emergency and underlying reason for speeding

Fortunately, judges hearing cases in traffic court have a good amount of discretion when determining fines and sentences because of reckless driving convictions. Even if you are convicted on a lesser charge, having legal representation can minimize the effects of your sentence and fine. A judge may even reduce a reckless driving charge to “improper driving” which is not a criminal charge, has a lower fine and does not stay on your record longer than three years.

Schedule a ConsultationWith Our Driving Defense Attorneys

The Law Office of Faraji A. Rosenthall is committed to helping you fight reckless driving charges that can stay on your record and affect your way of life. During your consultation, an attorney will review your case and explain more about your defense options, how the legal process works and how we will help you.

Email or call 703-934-0101 to schedule your initial consultation today.