Virginia Traffic Lawyer

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The Motor Vehicle Code of Virginia classifies various offenses such as DUI, aggressive driving, reckless driving, driving on a suspended or revoked license, or habitual offender, to name a few, as serious misdemeanor criminal offenses and require skilled representation. If you have been arrested or charged with one of these allegations or any other criminal or traffic offense, then you need a skilled Virginia Traffic Lawyer.

Many of these criminal traffic offenses are punishable as follows:

  • Maximum fine of $2,500
  • 12 months in jail
  • Suspension or Revocation of driving privileges of up to 6 months or more
  • Assessment of DMV demerit points
  • Increased automobile insurance premiums

Experienced Traffic Defense Attorneys

The Virginia Traffic Lawyers of Riley & Wells Attorneys-At-Law possess over 40 years of combined traffic law experience and are routinely recognized by Virginia Super Lawyers for our legal ability and ethical standards. We will examine your case, deploy many strategies during our representation, and use every resource the law allows to secure our client the best possible outcome under the law. We are an “AV Preeminent” rated firm by Martindale-Hubbell that has the experience and knowledge you need to help prevent bad things from happening and represent clients as follows:

In addition to the various misdemeanor traffic offenses, there are many other minor traffic ticket offenses that are also moving violations that can trigger various negative consequences. These Virginia Traffic Tickets are often only punishable by a fine, court costs and DMV demerit points. In many cases, we can resolve our client’s Virginia Uniform Summons and/or speeding ticket in such a manner that protects both the driving record and the automobile insurance policy. The Virginia Traffic Lawyers of Riley & Wells Attorneys-At-Law will work hard to obtain the best possible result for you to protect your driving privileges and limit your risk.

Caroline Reckless Driving 125 mph REDUCED to Improper Driving

DISCLAIMER: CASE RESULTS DEPEND ON A VARIETY OF FACTORS UNIQUE TO EACH CASE AND DO NOT GUARANTEE OR PREDICT A SIMILAR RESULT IN ANY FUTURE CASE

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Reckless Driving Speeding 125 mph REDUCED to Improper Driving

Riley & Wells Attorneys-At-Law represented a client who was alleged to have been reckless driving speeding 125 mph in a 65 mph zone. The client was originally represented by another firm in District Court and the Judge imposed a significant term of incarceration. The client appealed the verdict to the Circuit Court and subsequently retained our firm for representation. We discovered a significant issue with the accuracy of the state trooper’s RADAR evidence; however, the Commonwealth’s Attorney disagreed. We proceeded with a trial by jury and convinced the jurors that there were significant errors with the trooper’s evidence and the Jury ruled for our client by finding him not guilty of reckless driving speeding. The jury found our client guilty of the minor traffic of improper driving and imposed a $250 fine. Needless to say, our client was ecstatic!

Dinwiddie County Reckless Driving 107/70 No Jail

DISCLAIMER: CASE RESULTS DEPEND ON A VARIETY OF FACTORS UNIQUE TO EACH CASE AND DO NOT GUARANTEE OR PREDICT A SIMILAR RESULT IN ANY FUTURE CASE

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Dinwiddie County Reckless Driving 107/70 DISMISSED

Riley & Wells Attorneys-At-Law represented a client from North Carolina who was excessively exceeding the speed limit on Interstate 85 in Dinwiddie County. The Virginia State Trooper’s evidence was that our client was traveling at a speeding of 107 mph in a 70 mph zone. Our client was extremely concerned about a jail sentence, loss of driving privileges and a $2500 fine. On the trial date, we were able to convince the Commonwealth and the Court that only a fine should be imposed given the facts and circumstances of this case. Our client avoided a jail sentence and loss of driving privileges.

Henrico Felony DUI 4th REDUCED-Related cases Nolle Prosequi

DISCLAIMER: CASE RESULTS DEPEND ON A VARIETY OF FACTORS UNIQUE TO EACH CASE AND DO NOT GUARANTEE OR PREDICT A SIMILAR RESULT IN ANY FUTURE CASE

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Henrico Felony DUI 4th REDUCED to DUI 1st Offense

Riley & Wells Attorneys-At-Law represented a client who was arrested for 4th offense DUI within 10 years, Felony Drive on a Revoked Driver’s License & Criminal Refusal third offense. The client was clearly facing serious allegations and was looking at probably more than a year in prison if convicted of the allegations. We thoroughly reviewed the cases and found a possible defense to the lawfulness of the traffic stop by the Henrico County policeman.

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Henrico Felony Drive After Revoked Nolle Prosqui

The U.S. Constitution Fourth amendment says, among other things, that a stop or seizure by a policeman must be based on what is called “reasonable articulable suspicion.” In other words, a police officer cannot infringe on your liberty and pull you over merely based on a hunch or suspicion. In this case, the police were responding to a loud noise call at a residence. Our client was driving in the area and the police suspected that our client was somehow related to the noise complaint.

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Henrico Criminal Refusal Third Offense Nolle Prosqui

We advised our client of the issues and defenses to the allegations. In addition to proving the lawfulness of the traffic stop, the prosecution would have to prove several other legal factors, including: intoxication, unreasonable refusal and prior convictions that elevated both the DUI and Driving While Revoked allegations to felonies. Riley & Wells attorneys approached the Commonwealth Attorney with what appeared to be strong defenses. The prosecutor agreed that she had problems with her case and was willing to significantly drop the case in exchange for a plea. Our client weighed his options and elected to accepted the plea we arranged whereby both felonies were dropped, 2 of the 3 allegations were dropped and our client pled guilty to misdemeanor DUI first offense. Our client was very satisfied to have his case resolved in a favorable manner.

Automobile Insurance & DMV Consequences

vadmvWe understand the importance of maintaining a clean driving record. If you think that a moving violation is no big deal, then think again. Many seemingly minor traffic citations and are only punishable by a fine only; however, they may still have a severe impact upon your driver’s license status due to a complicated Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) demerit point system. Furthermore, not all moving traffic violations are valued the same by DMV. Depending on the severity of the offense, a traffic violation can carry serious consequences from both the DMV and the courts to include:

  • License suspension or revocation
  • Community service
  • Excessive fines
  • Increased automobile insurance premiums
  • Jail Sentence

The biggest mistake any motorist who receives a Virginia Uniform Summons or traffic citation can make is to pay a fine by mail before consulting a skilled Virginia Traffic Attorney. We have helped hundreds of people reduce their fines and keep their driving records clean. You can rely on our experience to help you get the best possible outcome for your moving violation.

If convicted of a moving violation, the DMV will post the conviction to your driving record, assign you as many as 6 demerit points [including convictions from other states] according to the severity of the offense, and notify your automobile insurance company upon request. The number of years that the conviction stays on your DMV record depends on the severity of the violation. In some cases, the conviction remains on your record permanently.

Contact us today for a free evaluation of YOUR case!

Virginia Super Lawyers Riley & Wells Attorneys-At-Law are experienced Criminal, DUI, Reckless Driving Speeding Ticket Traffic Defense Attorneys who practice throughout the Commonwealth, including: Alberta, Ashland, Beaverdam, Bon Air, Bowling Green, Brunswick County, Caroline County, Chester, Chesterfield County, Colonial Heights, Dinwiddie County, Doswell, Emporia, Glen Allen, Goochland County, Greensville County, Hanover County, Henrico County, Highland Springs, Hopewell, King William County, Lawrenceville, Midlothian, Mechanicsville, Montpelier, New Kent County, Louisa County, Petersburg, Powhatan County, Prince George County, Richmond, Rockville, Sandston, Short Pump, Spotsylvania County, Studley, Sussex County, Varina & Waverly. We also represent out-of-state clients.

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