HB75: Reckless driving; right to appeal.


Offered January 13, 2016
Prefiled December 7, 2015
A BILL to amend and reenact § 16.1-132 of the Code of Virginia, relating to reckless driving; right to appeal.
Patron-- Campbell

Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. That § 16.1-132 of the Code of Virginia is amended and reenacted as follows:

§ 16.1-132. Right of appeal.

Any person convicted in a district court of an offense not felonious shall have the right, at any time within ten 10 days from such conviction, and whether or not such conviction was upon a plea of guilty, to appeal to the circuit court; however, any person convicted of a misdemeanor offense of reckless driving who was tried in his absence shall have the right to appeal such conviction at any time within one year from such conviction. There shall also be an appeal of right from any order or judgment of a district court forfeiting any recognizance or revoking any suspension of sentence.