Experienced Botetourt County VA Fincastle Attorneys • 1400+ Reviews
Riley & Wells Attorneys-At-Law is a recognized “Best Law Firm” according to U.S. News & World Report. We concentrate our Botetourt County VA Fincastle law practice defending motorists charged with reckless driving, speeding & traffic law violations. Law enforcement in Botetourt County is serious about enforcing the traffic laws in the County. The majority of cases filed in the General District Court are traffic law cases. Many of our clients are not from the area or are Out-of-State drivers. Let us review your case. We can help!
Botetourt County VA General District Court Fincastle Trial Lawyers
Botetourt County is located in the mountainous portion of Virginia, bordered by the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Appalachian Mountains. The Town of Fincastle is the county seat. Interstate 81 runs through the middle of Botetourt County. The Botetourt County Sheriff’s Office & State Police aggressively enforce I-81 as well as the rest of the County, which includes Troutville & Buchanan. All traffic violation cases are set for trial before the Judge. Do not plead guilty to your case without consulting a Botetourt County VA lawyer that specializes in defending traffic cases. In Virginia, a conviction is permanent and cannot be expunged. Contact an experienced lawyer who will present your best defense.
Top Rated Botetourt County VA Lawyers That Will Present Your Best Defense
Successful Reckless Driving & Traffic Ticket Defense Attorneys
Virginia has strict reckless driving laws. Some of the most severe in the Country, according to WalletHub. Va. Code 46.2-862 states in part that a motorist can be convicted of misdemeanor reckless driving for driving 86 mph in a 70 mph speed zone. The maximum speed limit on I-81 in Botetourt County is 70 mph. Law enforcement agencies that patrol Botetourt County issue thousands of traffic tickets every year for various traffic violations. NOTE: The issuance of a summons is NOT a conviction.
Botetourt County VA Lawyers Defending I-81 Cases in Fincastle
Interstate 81 enters Botetourt County around mile marker 148. I-81 runs through the county for approximately 22 miles before it enters Rockbridge County. The Interstate is the main artery for motor vehicle travel in Botetourt County and connects to various primary and secondary highways. We routinely defend I-81 traffic cases. This practice allows us to present the best defense. We believe that our clients benefit from this experience.
Specialized Training & Extensive Experience Make The Best Advocates
Our trial lawyers have been recognized for superior legal ability and possess the highest ethical standards. We are members of some of the most prestigious legal organizations, such as the National College for DUI Defense and the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association. We believe membership and leadership with prominent trial lawyer organizations make us better advocates for our clients. It is in your best interests to consult a professional with specialized training if you need representation.
Failure to Move Over for a Stationary Vehicle is a Traffic Violation
Virginia code 46.2-861.1 requires the driver of a motor vehicle to “move over” when passing a stationary vehicle under most traffic conditions. A violation can be considered reckless driving, which is a criminal misdemeanor in some cases. The most common violation is passing an emergency vehicle that is stopped on the shoulder of the interstate with its emergency lights activated. If you have been accused of breaking this law then you need to consult an attorney before appearing in Court.
Law Enforcement in Botetourt Strictly Enforce the Speed Limit
Virginia is well known for its speed enforcement. According to a study by Governing magazine, there are many small Virginia counties, cities and towns that rely on traffic fines to fund its local government budget. Botetourt County has a population of approximately 33,000 residents. However, its the Town of Eastville in Northampton County that relies more on traffic fines for revenue with an astounding 72% of its budget coming from traffic fines and forfeitures.
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8/26/2021 | Updated 4/24/2023