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Best Law Firm 2024 Riley Wells Attorneys at Law - Traffic Ticket, Reckless Driving, Speeding, and Virginia Criminal Defense LawyerRiley & Wells Attorneys-At-Law are established top rated lawyers in Alleghany County VA Covington that specialize in criminal law, firearms law & defending motorists charged with DUI / DWI, reckless driving, speeding and traffic violations. We are recognized as a “Best Law Firm” by U.S. News & World Report for superior legal ability and ethical standards. Many cases filed in the Covington Alleghany Courts are criminal & traffic law cases. We represent clients before the Covington Alleghany Courts every week. Our firm has been positively reviewed more times than any other law firm that represents clients charged with Covington Alleghany County VA criminal offenses & traffic violations. We are the lawyers in Covington Alleghany County VA that you want working for you.

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Alleghany County is located on the far western edge of Virginia, bordered by the Alleghany Mountains. The City of Covington is the county seat. Clifton Forge is the largest town. Interstate 64 runs through the middle of Alleghany County. The Alleghany County Sheriff’s Office & State Police aggressively enforce I-64 as well the rest of the County which includes Iron Gate & Callaghan. All traffic violation cases are set for trial before the Judge. Do not plead guilty to your case without consulting a lawyer who specializes in defending Alleghany County traffic cases. Convictions are permanent.

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Covington Alleghany County VA Criminal DUI DWI Reckless Driving Attorney Traffic Ticket Speeding Lawyer Free ConsultationSome think they do not need a Covington Alleghany County VA attorney to defend their criminal or traffic case. For criminal cases, a lack of experience and legal knowledge are primary considerations. Those concerns along with being able to make it to the courthouse for the trial date are issues for traffic violation cases. The average person does not understand the best course of action to defend a particular case. Experienced Covington Alleghany VA lawyers know the best tactics for obtaining the best results. Our lawyers spend hours in the Covington Alleghany VA Courts every week and are familiar with the habits of the different judges and the law enforcement officers who make the arrests and issue traffic tickets.

Experienced Attorneys That Defend Alleghany County VA Criminal Cases

Experienced Covington Alleghany Attorneys That Defend Alleghany County VA Criminal CasesOur Alleghany County VA Criminal Defense Firm has dedicated their careers to the practice of criminal law. Our Covington Alleghany VA lawyers handle a wide range of criminal cases. Every criminal case is a mix of procedure and substantive law. Title 19.2 of the Va. Code, the Virginia Supreme Court rules, and the Constitutions of the United States and Virginia govern criminal procedure. The substantive criminal law is primarily located in Title 18.2 of the Va. Code. Consult with our experienced Covington Alleghany County criminal defense attorneys who can properly assess your case, provide necessary guidance and best represent your interests. We are members and leaders of prestigious legal organizations. We believe this engagement makes us better advocates.

Alleghany County Attorneys Recognized by Virginia Super Lawyers

Super Lawyers for Virginia Criminal Law and Traffic DefenseSuper Lawyers is a legal rating service comprised of outstanding attorneys from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. This organization recognizes the top rated lawyers nationwide across a variety of practice areas and firm sizes using a patented process of independent research and peer input. Our Alleghany County law firm has been recognized by this publication since 2009. No more than five percent of the Virginia lawyers are named to this list and no more than 2.5 percent are named to the Rising Stars list. This recognition is merit based. Retain a Alleghany County specialist who has been recognized with this elite award.

Virginia Uniform Summons Issued by Alleghany Police for District Court

Covington Alleghany County VA Reckless Driving Speeding Traffic Ticket LawyerA common scenario that brings people to the Alleghany Courthouse is the issuance of a Virginia Uniform Summons. This is the legal document issued by the Alleghany Sheriff’s Department and State Police during a traffic stop. This document is referred to as a ticket. A law enforcement officer can issue a summons for a criminal misdemeanor offense or a traffic infraction. The summons serves as legal notice for the alleged violation. Signing the summons is not an admission of guilt. The summons advises you that a hearing has been set before the General District Court. Let our Alleghany VA attorneys review your summons. We can develop a defense strategy even if you think you are guilty.

Dedicated Reckless Driving Defense Attorneys in Alleghany County

Covington Alleghany County VA Reckless Driving Speeding Ticket LawyersReckless driving in Alleghany County is taken very seriously by law enforcement and the Courts. These reckless driving laws are some of the most severe in the Country, according to WalletHubVa. Code 46.2-862 makes driving 20 mph over the posted speed limit or faster than 85 mph a criminal misdemeanor reckless driving offense. The maximum speed limit in Alleghany County on I-64 is 70 miles an hour. The law enforcement agencies that patrol Alleghany VA issue thousands of reckless driving tickets every year for various reckless driving violations. NOTE: A ticket is NOT a conviction. Contact an experienced Alleghany VA attorney before you plead guilty. You can benefit from the experience of our attorneys in Alleghany County Virginia.

Alleghany County Covington Lawyers Defending I-64 Cases

Interstate 64 Covington Alleghany County VA Lawyer Reckless Driving Speeding Ticket AttorneyInterstate 64 enters Alleghany County at the West Virginia state line. I-64 runs through the county for approximately 38 miles before it enters Rockbridge County. The Interstate is the main artery for motor vehicle travel in Alleghany County and connects to various primary and secondary highways. The Alleghany County I-64 stretch runs by the following local communities: Callaghan, Mallow, Covington, Selma, Cliftondale Park, Clifton Forge & Longdale Furnance. There are nine I-64 interchanges in Alleghany County. We routinely defend I-64 Alleghany County traffic cases. This practice allows us to know and present the best defenses. We believe that our clients benefit from this experience.

Alleghany County Virginia DUI / DWI Defense Specialist

Best Alleghany County VA DUI / DWI LawyersDrunk driving is taken very seriously by the Alleghany County Courts. The DUI / DWI law can be complex and the consequences can be serious and life changing. Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) & Driving Under the Influence (DUI) are sometimes used interchangeably because they are both charged under the Va. Code 18.2-266. The Alleghany County prosecutor can prosecute the offense regardless of whether alcohol or drugs or both are the intoxicant. Our Alleghany VA attorneys have successfully defended hundreds of DUI / DWI cases. Exercise caution before you engage a lawyer for representation that lacks the proper training or experience. Engage a top Alleghany County DUI / DWI Law Firm who can best defend your DUI / DWI case.

“AV Preeminent” Alleghany County Lawyer • Martindale-Hubbell Top Rating

AV Preeminent Covington Alleghany County VA Criminal DUI DWI Traffic Lawyers Reckless Driving Speeding Ticket AttorneysFor over 135 years, Martindale-Hubbell has been the authority for evaluating the legal ability and ethical standards of lawyers through a Review Rating system established by judges and attorneys. Riley & Wells Attorneys-At-Law is an AV Preeminent® rated Covington Alleghany County law firm. The top Martindale rating standard. This is awarded to top rated lawyers who are ranked at the highest level of professional excellence for legal expertise, communication skills, and ethical standards. Retain a Martindale AV Preeminent rated Covington Alleghany County VA criminal law & traffic defense firm for your case. Review the law firm’s legal rating and exercise caution before you retain a Covington Alleghany County VA attorney with an inferior rating for legal ability and ethical standards.

Traffic Lawyer Alleghany VA Presenting the Best Defense

Covington Alleghany County VA Speeding Ticket Traffic TicketThe Alleghany County traffic law classifies numerous offenses as traffic law violations. Some violations are more serious than others. Traffic violations can be classified as a traffic infraction or a criminal offense. Criminal traffic violations can be classified as either a felony or a misdemeanor. Traffic infractions can either be a demerit point offense or a non-moving offense. The classification of violations depend on the severity of the conduct. If you have been accused of violating any traffic law, then it would be wise to consult an experienced Covington Alleghany County VA lawyer. A traffic violation conviction may negatively affect your freedom and your future. CAUTION: A traffic violation will significantly increase the automobile insurance premium according to Insurance.com

Legal Elite Recognizes Top Alleghany Attorney by Virginia Business

Legal Elite Recognizes Top Alleghany Attorney by Virginia BusinessVirginia Business is dedicated to covering activity in the Alleghany County legal community. In cooperation with the Virginia Bar Association, they have been recognizing Top Virginia Attorneys with its Legal Elite Award since 2000. There are over 23,000 legal practitioners in the Commonwealth. Legal Elite recognitions are awarded to approximately 1400 attorneys each year. This is an exclusive list of top rated attorneys who have been recognized for legal excellence. Only outstanding and experienced professionals are recognized for being Legal Elite. A lawyer cannot purchase his or her way in to being recognized as a member of the Virginia Business Legal Elite community. Allow an Alleghany County Legal Elite Attorney to review your case.

Alleghany County Trial Courts Are Adversarial By Design

Covington Alleghany County VA Criminal Law Reckless Driving Traffic Violation Defense AttorneyIf you have been accused of violating an Alleghany County VA criminal or traffic law, then your case will eventually be set for trial before the Alleghany County Courts. Criminal and traffic violation trials are adversarial in nature. This involves a structured and formalized dispute between the Alleghany County Commonwealth Attorney’s Office and the defense. The adversarial system is designed to ensure a fair trial according to the rules of law and evidence by allowing each party to present their case and to be able to challenge the other’s evidence and arguments. The judge evaluates the evidence and arguments to reach a verdict. This system ensures that the prosecution meets its high standard of proof.

Extensive Specialized Training Make Better Alleghany Advocates

Covington Alleghany County VA Trial LawyersOur Alleghany County lawyers are members of some of prestigious legal organizations, such as the the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association (VTLA). The VTLA’s mission is dedicated to enhancing the skills, knowledge, and professionalism of trial lawyers. We believe membership and leadership with prominent trial lawyer organizations make us better Alleghany County trial lawyers and advocates for our clients. Criminal law and traffic defense attorneys are trial lawyers. Not all lawyers are trial lawyers. It is in your best interests to consult an Alleghany VA lawyer with specialized training if you need representation before the Alleghany Courts for either a criminal law allegation or a summons for a traffic violation. We will present your best defense!

Sustaining Member National College for Covington Alleghany DUI / DWI

Covington Alleghany County VA DUI DWI Attorney Defense LawyerThe National College for DUI Defense (NCDD) is a organization dedicated to improving the trial skills of DUI / DWI lawyers. NCDD members are the most experienced DUI  / DWI defense attorneys. Covington Alleghany County DUI / DWI cases are complex because they require an understanding of scientific and legal processes. The legal issues of a Covington Alleghany County DUI / DWI case ranges from search and seizure to complex evidentiary issues. These legal issues intersect in a DUI / DWI case with scientific areas of expertise, such as toxicology and the pseudo-scientific areas of field sobriety testing. Our Covington Alleghany County VA lawyers understand the operations of breath test equipment and other instruments utilized by forensic laboratories in the process of testing for intoxicants.

Superb Avvo Rated Covington Alleghany County VA Lawyers

Superb Avvo Rated Alleghany VA LawyersThe Avvo Lawyer Rating can help you find the right Alleghany County attorney. Avvo was derived from “avvocato”, the Italian word for lawyer. Avvo is a legal directory that rates legal professionals using a mathematical model on a scale of 1 (Extreme  Caution) to 10 (Superb). Members of our Alleghany County VA law firm maintain a 10.0 Superb Avvo rating. Avvo collects relevant information from state bar associations, other organizations that license legal professionals and thousands of consumers to calculate its rating. The same set of standards are used for every lawyer that is evaluated. The Avvo rating is merit based. You cannot pay a fee to improve your Avvo rating.

Out of State Residents Retain Top Rated Alleghany County Lawyers

Out of State Residents Retain Top Rated Alleghany County LawyersOut-of-state residents will need a top rated Alleghany VA lawyer for their criminal or traffic case. Many of the Alleghany County traffic violation cases before the Courts involve drivers who are not from the area. These cases can range from a minor speeding ticket to something more serious that triggered an arrest. Just because you are not from the area does not mean you can ignore an incident that occurred in Alleghany County. If convicted, the incident will follow you and be reported back to the home state. We represent residents from West Virginia, Tennessee, Kentucky, Ohio, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Maryland, District of Columbia, Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, and others.

Alleghany County Virginia is Big Enforcing Interstate 64

Alleghany County VA is Big Enforcing Interstate 64Alleghany County has a small population but is serious about enforcing the Interstate 64 speed limit. Speed traps are an area of the road that police officers heavily monitor to catch people speeding. Technically defined as an area of road where police officers hide in order to detect vehicles exceeding a speed limit. According to a study by Governing magazine, there is a group of small Virginia counties, cities and towns that rely on traffic fines to fund its local government budget. However, its the Town of Eastville in Northampton County that relies more on traffic fines for revenue than any other jurisdiction in Virginia with an astounding 72% of its budget coming from traffic fines and forfeitures.

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8/31/2021 | Updated 4/17/2024

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