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Especially in Virginia, it can be tough to understand what constitutes reckless driving.

For example, reckless driving isn’t just about speeding and breaking basic traffic laws. You could also be charged for following another car too closely, or passing another car incorrectly when you thought you were in the right.

If you’ve been charged with Virginia reckless driving in Fairfax, you need the right legal help on your side.

But what should you look for in a Fairfax reckless driving lawyer? Keep on reading this post to find out.

Look for the Right Experience and Credentials

The first thing to look for in a Fairfax reckless driving attorney?

Make sure that they have the experience and the court record that you need to improve your chances of winning your case.

You’ll also need to ask about their educational and professional background, as well as ensure that they specialize in Virginia reckless driving laws.

You should always make sure that they are licensed to practice law in the state of Virginia. Look them up on the Virginia State Bar website to be certain.

Ask for References

When you’re looking for a Fairfax reckless driving lawyer, you need to get a feel for how you can expect to be treated by your attorney.

The best way to do this is by reaching out to their past clients. Ask how well the attorney kept in touch with them throughout the process and were they happy with the outcome.

Also, talk to those references about billing.

Were there any hidden fees that the client wasn’t informed of? Was the client charged unfairly, or did the attorney outsource a good bit of work to other legal professionals?

Set Up an Initial Consultation

The best way to truly determine whether or not you’ve found the right reckless driving attorney in Virginia?

Meet with them for a face-to-face consultation.

Watch how they explain legal concepts to you and whether or not their communication style matches well with your own. Do you feel as though you’re a priority, or is the attorney rushing you through to meet with another client?

You’ll know fairly quickly if you’re working with someone you can trust.

Ready to Meet with a Fairfax Reckless Driving Lawyer?

We hope that this post has helped you to better understand what to look for when you’re in the market for a Fairfax reckless driving lawyer.

Don’t fight your battle alone.

Instead, set up a free consultation with an attorney, and learn more about how Mark Nicewicz can help you to win or improve the outcome of your Virginia reckless driving case.

Areas of Practice

  • Criminal Law
  • Traffic Violations
  • Reckless Driving
  • Felonies and Misdemeanors

Bar Admissions

  • Virginia, 1985
  • District of Columbia, 1987
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Virginia, 1985
  • U.S. District Court of the District of Columbia, 1987
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 1985
  • U.S. Court of Appeals District of Columbia Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims


  • University of Virginia School of Law, Charlottesville, Virginia
    • J.D. - 1985
  • Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
    • B.A. magna cum laude - 1982
    • Honors: Phi Beta Kappa
    • Major: Economics & Philosophy
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