Newport News Reckless Driving Defense

Newport News General District CourtIf you were charged with reckless driving in Newport News, you will be summoned to appear at the General District Court in Newport News. The court house is located at 2500 Washington Avenue, 2nd Fl., Newport News, VA 23607-4307. There are several judges for the General District Court. The current judges are: Hon. Michael S. Stein, Hon. Tyneka L. Duncan-Flythe, and Hon. Matthew W. Hoffman. Judges rotate on the bench so it is hard to predict which judge you will get.

Typically, traffic cases and reckless driving cases are heard in the morning, although there is also a 1:00 p.m. docket. You should check your summons for the exact date, time, and court room your appearance is required at.
The Newport News Commonwealth Attorney’s office typically doesn’t get involved with prosecuting a reckless driving charge at the General District Court level. However, the Commonwealth Attorney’s office can get involved if it wanted to.  Howard E. Gwynn is the current Commonwealth Attorney.  He has many Assistant Commonwealth Attorneys working under him.

If you are still wondering, “Do I really need an Attorney?”, please read this article.  I would be glad to go over the specifics of your case with you.  In cases where there is enough evidence to find you guilty, I can make an argument to have your charges reduced based on mitigating factors.

Call 757-932-0464 for a free consultation on your reckless driving charge.