A reckless driving conviction can be financially devastating to a client. A conviction can include a fine up to $2500.00 and that is just the start. The Department of Motor Vehicles and your insurance company are notified of your conviction. It likely does not matter if you live out of state or a resident of Virginia. The Virginia DMV will let your state know of your Reckless Driving conviction and then your insurance will be notified.
Insurance.com reports, “Reckless driving is the most expensive violation among the 14 infractions we surveyed, with an average rate increase of 22 percent.” Even if your monthly rate is only increased by $20.00 to $30.00 a month, that is potentially thousands of dollars over the next few years. That is on top of what you pay in court costs. The next problem in Virginia is the length of time on your DMV record.