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Best Law Firm 2024 Riley Wells Attorneys at Law - Traffic Ticket, Reckless Driving, Speeding, and Virginia Criminal Defense Lawyer Riley & Wells Attorneys-At-Law is an experienced law firm. We specialize in defending reckless driving cases and have over 60 years of collective reckless driving law experience. Our trial lawyers have been recognized superior legal ability and the highest ethical standards. We can help you with your Augusta County VA reckless driving case. Do NOT plead guilty without first consulting an attorney. The consequences can be devastating. We have been positively more than any other law firm that defends Augusta County reckless driving cases. Do not miss an opportunity to defend yourself! CAUTION: An Augusta County reckless driving conviction will on average increase the automobile insurance premium by 73% or $1,046 EACH YEAR, according to a study conducted by

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Reckless Driving is a Criminal Offense in Virginia

Reckless Driving is a Criminal Offense in VirginiaReckless Driving in Virginia is a criminal misdemeanor offense. Most of our clients are good people who simply made a mistake. Our clients are serious about protecting their freedom & driving privileges. Other concerns include employment, professional licensing and automobile insurance policies. Virginians and residents from out of state need a dedicated professional advocate. We represent Virginia drivers and out-of-state clients before the Augusta County General District Court.

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Reckless Driving on Interstate 81 in Augusta County VA

Reckless Driving on Interstate 81 in Augusta County VAInterstate 81 runs through Augusta County VA. Several motorists get pulled over for driving too fast on this stretch of highway. Our reckless driving lawyers will examine your case and use proven strategies to successfully defend you. We use every resource the law allows to best protect our client. We zealously advocate for every client. We are diligent and fight for our clients to achieve the best possible outcome under the law. Let us review your case. You can benefit from our experience.

VA Reckless Driving Speeding Law is Enforced in Augusta County

VA Reckless Driving Speeding Law is Enforced in Augusta CountyAugusta County enforces the reckless driving excessive speed law. Va. Code 46.2-862 is the most enforced reckless driving provision by State Troopers & Augusta County Deputy Sheriffs.  In Augusta County, most of the enforcement occurs on Interstate 81. Virginia law states that a driver is guilty of reckless driving for driving faster than 85 mph or 20 miles per hour or more above the speed limit. Violations of this law carry strict penalties if convicted.

Penalties For Virginia Reckless Driving Convictions

  • Incarceration
  • Maximum fine of $2,500
  • Permanent Virginia criminal misdemeanor conviction
  • Increased automobile insurance premiums
  • Potential loss of employment or employment opportunities
  • Suspension of driving privileges

An Augusta Reckless Driving Ticket is NOT an Automatic Conviction

An Augusta Reckless Driving Ticket is NOT an Automatic ConvictionA reckless driving criminal conviction can negatively affect you in many ways. However, a Virginia Uniform Summons or ticket is NOT a conviction. Our reckless driving defense lawyers defend this type of allegation in the Augusta County General District Court. We know how to best protect our clients. The facts of each case can vary. Our knowledge, expertise, and experience helps us to select the best defense for your case. We diligently prepare arguments for your particular circumstances.

Virginia Summons Reckless Driving Ticket Issued by Augusta Police

Augusta County VA Reckless Driving Speeding Traffic Ticket LawyerA Virginia Uniform Summons is the legal document issued by Augusta Police or State Troopers during a reckless driving traffic stop. Motorists often refer to this document as a ticket. The summons serves as legal notice for the alleged reckless driving violation. Signing the summons is not an admission of guilt. The summons advises you that a hearing will be at the Augusta General District Court on a particular date and time. The hearing will either be an arraignment or a trial depending on the case. Allow our top rated Augusta VA reckless driving lawyers to review your summons. We can develop a defense strategy even if you think you are guilty.

Reckless Driving Lawyer Augusta VA Free Consultation

Reckless Driving Lawyer Augusta VA Free ConsultationSome drivers think they do not need a lawyer for their Augusta VA reckless driving case. The biggest issue is usually experience. Keep in mind that there can be a lot riding on the case because reckless driving is a criminal misdemeanor that carries harsh penalties. Our top rated Augusta County VA reckless driving lawyers know the best tactics for obtaining good results. Our attorneys spend a significant amount of time in the Augusta General District Court every day and are familiar with the habits of the of the different judges and the law enforcement officers who issue reckless driving tickets. This local knowledge is invaluable when determining how to best defend a reckless driving case.

Augusta Reckless Driving Trials are Adversarial By Design

Augusta Reckless Driving Trials are Adversarial By DesignIf you have been accused of reckless driving in Augusta County, then your case will eventually be set for trial before the General District Court. Reckless driving trials are adversarial in nature. This involves a structured and formalized dispute between the Augusta Commonwealth Attorney’s Office and the defense. The adversarial system is designed to ensure a fair trial process subject to the rules of law and evidence by allowing each side to present their case and to be able to challenge the other’s arguments and evidence. The Augusta District Court Judge ultimately evaluates the evidence and arguments to reach a verdict. This system ensures that the prosecution meets its high standard of proof.

Elite Augusta VA Reckless Driving Attorneys by Virginia Super Lawyers

Super Lawyers for Virginia Criminal Law and Traffic DefenseSuper Lawyers is a lawyer rating service of outstanding attorneys from 70 plus practice areas including reckless driving law who have attained the highest degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. This legal organization recognizes the top lawyers nationwide across a variety of practice areas and firm sizes using a patented process of independent research and peer input. Our Augusta County VA reckless driving lawyers have been recognized by this publication since 2009. No more than five percent of the 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 top rated Augusta VA reckless driving attorney who has been recognized with this award.

Riley & Wells Attorneys-At-Law Defend Augusta County VA Reckless Driving Cases

  • 46.2-852 – General rule
  • 46.2-853 – Fail to maintain control; brakes
  • 46.2-854 – Passing on grade or curve
  • 46.2-855 – View obstructed/control impaired
  • 46.2-856 – Passing two vehicles abreast
  • 46.2-857 – Driving two abreast
  • 46.2-863 – Failure to yield
  • 46.2-864 – Parking lots
  • 46.2-865 – Racing
  • 46.2-865.1 – Injury or death while racing
  • 46.2-858 – Passing at a railroad crossing
  • 46.2-859 – Passing a stopped school bus
  • 46.2-860 – Failing to give proper signals
  • 46.2-861 – Driving too fast conditions
  • 46.2-861.1 – Failure to “Move Over” or Yield to Stationary Emergency Vehicle
  • 46.2-862 – Excessive speeding
  • 46.2-866 – Racing; aiders or abettors
  • 46.2-867 – Racing
  • 46.2-868.1 – Aggressive driving
  • 46.2-869 – Improper driving

Speedometer Calibration For Augusta Reckless Speeding Cases

Speedometer Calibration For Augusta Reckless Speeding CasesSometimes a motorist is driving too fast in Augusta County but the vehicle has a defective speedometer. A speedometer calibration may assist our top rated Augusta reckless driving lawyers. A speedometer calibration is a specialized test performed by certain mechanics that measures the accuracy of a vehicle’s speedometer. Not just any mechanic can perform this type of diagnostic test. The test comes with a report showing whether the speedometer was off and if so, by how many miles per hour. An experienced Augusta VA reckless driving attorney will introduce evidence of the calibration results pursuant to Va. Code 46.2-942. Such evidence shall be considered by the court in both determining guilt or innocence and in fixing punishment.

Reckless Driving Fail Move Over Augusta Stationary Emergency Vehicle

Reckless Driving Fail Move Over Augusta Stationary Emergency VehicleVa. Code 46.2-861.1 requires drivers to “move over” to an adjacent lane when passing an emergency stationary vehicle stopped on the shoulder of the Augusta County highway with emergency lights activated under certain traffic conditions. A violation can be considered reckless driving if a stationary emergency vehicle is in involved, which is a criminal misdemeanor. If you have been accused of violating this reckless driving law then it would be in your best interests to consult an accomplished top rated local Augusta VA reckless driving attorney before appearing in the Augusta General District Court. We know how to successfully defend these types of cases. You may have a valid defense and not realize it.

Augusta Legal Elite Reckless Driving Lawyer by Virginia Business

Augusta Legal Elite Reckless Driving Lawyer by Virginia BusinessThe Virginia Business publication is dedicated to covering the legal community in Augusta County. Since 2000, in cooperation with the Bar Association, the Top Attorneys are recognized with the Legal Elite award. 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 lawyers who have been recognized by their peers for excellence. Only outstanding and experienced professionals are recognized for being Legal Elite. A practitioner cannot purchase their way in to being recognized as a member of the Legal Elite community. Let an Augusta County VA Legal Elite reckless driving attorney review your case.

Out of State Reckless Driver Retains Top Rated Augusta Defense Lawyer

Out of State Reckless Driver Retains Top Rated Augusta Defense LawyerOut-of-state drivers must defend their Augusta County reckless driving ticket because a conviction will be reported back to the home state. The home state and automobile insurance company will likely then take action against the driver. Augusta County sits along the Interstate 81 & Interstate 64 corridors. Many of our clients are not from the area or are drivers from other states such Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont & Maine because large numbers of motorists drive through Augusta County. In many instances, we can make a motion to waive our client’s appearance so that our client does not have to return to Augusta VA for the trial.

Traffic Lawyer Augusta VA Reckless Driving Dismissed

Interstate 64 Augusta County VA Reckless Driving Speeding TicketI-64 is a heavily enforced highway in Augusta County, VA. In this case, our Augusta County VA reckless driving lawyer represented an out-of-state client. We represent clients from other states every week. The allegation involved reckless wrong-way driving on an off ramp. Our client was unfamiliar with the area. The Deputy Sheriff charged our client with reckless driving. We pointed out important evidence. No other vehicles were in the area. No evidence of impairment. No endangerment. The Court dismissed the case.

Augusta County VA Traffic Lawyer Client Review

Being unfamiliar with how much lawyers usually cost for these types of cases I would say it was fair. Reckless Driving charge in Augusta Virginia bumped down to defective equipment is ok with me. The initial call to Cody was all I needed to tell me he was the guy for me, He laid out what he expected to happen for my case and laid to rest any misconceptions I had. Now I hear this outcome is a common one for courts in VA whether there is a lawyer involved or not but since I live and work out of town it would have been hard to make it to court for my case and who knows how long that day would have been in court. Cody and his office were quick to get me answers and prompt to inform me of the decision in my case

Reckless Driving Defense REDUCES Case to Defective Equipment

Reckless Driving Defense REDUCES Case to Defective EquipmentDefective or faulty equipment is a no points minor traffic infraction. A common example is driving a motor vehicle with a cracked windshield. A conviction only triggers a minor fine. There are no other negative consequences. There are instances where we can convince the Court to find our client NOT GUILTY of criminal misdemeanor reckless driving. If the Judge will not completely dismiss the case, then a defective equipment disposition is the next best result.

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9/9/2021 | Updated 7/21/2024

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