What kind of witnesses can help me in a reckless driving case?

Expert Witness Stamp With Scales of JusticeBoth eyewitnesses and expert witnesses may be helpful in your reckless driving defense case. Each case is different, and our experienced Fairfax reckless driving defense attorneys will carefully consider which witnesses may help the court understand what really happened when you were charged with reckless driving.

Reckless Driving Expert Witnesses

Expert witnesses are not required in every reckless driving case. However, the following types of qualified expert witnesses may be an important part of your defense in some circumstances:

  • Experts in police speed detecting equipment. The police may charge you with reckless driving based on radar or LIDAR technology. An expert witness may establish whether the equipment was working properly and was correctly calibrated. Additionally, an expert witness may consider whether the police officer was trained on how to use the technology and whether the radar or LIDAR was used according to police department policies and procedures.
     
  • Accident reconstructionists. If you were charged with reckless driving after a crash, an accident reconstructionist may help establish the cause(s) of the crash. One of the things the expert witness may consider is whether you were driving 20 mph or more over the speed limit or otherwise engaging in reckless driving.

An experienced reckless driving lawyer may thoroughly explain the potential benefits of hiring an expert witness for your reckless driving defense.

Reckless Driving Eyewitnesses

People who witnessed your driving immediately before the police stopped you may provide critical information for your reckless driving defense. Eyewitnesses may include other drivers and their passengers, passengers in your own car, pedestrians, and other people who happen to see what happened.

Take Action to Fight Your Reckless Driving Charge

Reckless driving charges carry significant potential penalties. You could face jail time, penalties, loss of driving privileges, high insurance rates, and a permanent criminal record that impacts your employment. For these reasons, we encourage you to take the charges against you seriously.

Our experienced Northern Virginia reckless driving defense lawyers are here to help you defend yourself. We will make sure all of your legal rights are protected and we will work hard to have the reckless charges dismissed or reduced. Our work includes considering all possible expert witnesses and eyewitnesses who could help your defense and carefully examining prosecution witness testimony for inconsistencies that may harm the Commonwealth’s case against you. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation.