Awards and Recognition are in regard to Attorney Naumovski: AVVO's client choice award for the years 2013 and 2012; 40 under 40 in Virginia, Criminal Defense, for 2014 by American Society of Legal Advocates.
John Naumovski, Esq.
Traffic & Criminal Defense
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If found guilty of reckless driving in General District Court (this is the court where all reckless driving cases are heard in addition to other civil, traffic and criminal matters), a defendant has 10 days to appeal the decision. If appealed, a de novo trial (i.e. a brand new trial) will be heard in the higher court, Circuit Court. The trial at the Circuit Court can be in front of a judge or a jury. Either the Defendant or the Commonwealth Attorney (Prosecutor) can opt for a jury to decide the case. At the trial, the Commonwealth would have to again establish beyond a reasonable doubt the elements of whatever reckless driving offense a defendant has been charged with.
Whether to appeal a reckless driving conviction to Circuit Court is something that can be discussed with Law Offices of John Naumovski as there are risks and benefits to appealing a conviction.