Protecting Your Rights
How are Fairfax City Reckless Driving Cases Different?
If you get a reckless driving ticket in Fairfax City it will be treated slightly different than a reckless driving ticket in Fairfax County. The judges in Fairfax City are the same as in Fairfax County but the prosecutors are different. The two prosecutors in Fairfax City are defense attorney who work as prosecutors only in Fairfax City. Don’t let their day jobs fool you, these prosecutors take reckless driving very seriously.
Fairfax City reckless driving cases are only heard on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9:30. Like Fairfax County, the prosecutors and officers will not talk to defendants. You must hire an attorney if you want to negotiate your reckless driving case in Fairfax City. Additionally, you cannot get your reckless driving ticket dismissed through any sort of driver improvement probationary program in Fairfax City.
There is the Fairfax County courthouse and the city of Fairfax Courthouse. Both are located in Fairfax and in within walking distance of each other. There is plenty of free parking at the city hall building where the court is located. The Fairfax City Courthouse is located at:
Fairfax City Hall, Room 101
10455 Armstrong Street
Fairfax, VA 22030-3600
Penalties for Reckless Driving in Fairfax City
If you are convicted of reckless driving in Fairfax City you are convicted of a class 1 misdemeanor. This means that a reckless driving conviction is a criminal conviction and stays on your permanent criminal record. A reckless driving conviction in Fairfax City will never be removed from your adult criminal record.
If you are charged with reckless driving in Fairfax city you face a maximum penalty of up to 12 months in jail, 6 month loss of driving privileges, $2,500 in fines plus court costs and 6 points off your Va. driving record.
However, just because these are the maximum penalties does not mean that you will or will not get these punishment. If you would like to know the likely outcome of your case, talk to one of our Fairfax City attorney about your reckless driving case by calling (703) 215-1114.