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Appeal Reckless Driving Conviction – Virginia Lawyers

There are many different penalties for a Reckless Driving Charge In Virginia.

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Appeal Reckless Driving Conviction In Virginia

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Pollard v. Commonwealth

Facts:

Defendant appealed a judgment by the Circuit Court of Arlington (Virginia) that convicted him of reckless driving, in violation of Va. Code Ann. § 46.2-852; defendant claimed that a United States Park police officer had no authority to stop him for speeding on an interstate. On appeal the court found that, even if the officer had no authority to stop defendant for speeding on the interstate, defendant’s reckless driving was a separate and distinct offense occurring after the original traffic stop had concluded. Therefore, the trial court did not err in defendant’s conviction of reckless driving under § 46.2-852

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Holdings:

The Virginia Court made the following holding:

  • An appellate court decides cases ‘on the best and narrowest ground available.'” Luginbyhl v. Commonwealth, 48 Va. App. 58, 64, 628 S.E.2d 74, 77 (2006) (en banc) (quoting Air Courier Conference v. Am. Postal Workers Union, 498 U.S. 517, 531, 111 S. Ct. 913, 112 L. Ed. 2d 1125 (1991) (Stevens, J., concurring)). Assuming without deciding that Shannon had no authority to stop appellant for speeding on Interstate 395, we need not address this issue because appellant’s reckless driving was a separate and distinct offense occurring after the original traffic stop had concluded.
Appeal Reckless Driving Conviction In Virginia

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