Best Bristol VA Reckless Driving Lawyer • 1400+ Client Reviews
Riley & Wells Attorneys-At-Law is an established Bristol VA law firm. Our lawyers defend reckless driving allegations in the Bristol General District Court. Our attorneys have over 60 years of collective reckless driving law experience. We are a “Best Law Firm” according to U.S. News & World Report. Our attorneys are routinely recognized by various legal organizations for superior legal ability and high ethical standards. We believe that clients benefit from lawyers who specialize.
CAUTION: A Bristol VA reckless driving conviction will on average increase the automobile insurance premium by 73% or $1,046 EACH YEAR, according to Insurance.com
Experienced Reckless Driving Defense Attorneys Bristol VA
Virginia has strict reckless driving laws. Reckless driving is a criminal misdemeanor. The most enforced reckless driving provision in Bristol VA is the excessive speed provision pursuant to Va. Code 46.2-862. This law criminalizes speeding 20 mph over the posted limit or driving faster than 85 mph. The City of Bristol VA is in Southwest Virginia along the I-81 corridor and shares a border with Tennessee. Bristol Police and State Troopers aggressively patrol Interstates 81 & 381 and state highways in Bristol VA including Routes 58, 11 & 19. We can successfully defend your case.
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Our attorneys are dedicated reckless driving defense lawyers. We are leaders in this practice area with a deep bench of experience from lecturing other attorneys about the status of the law at Virginia Trial Lawyers Association conventions to being a former Virginia State Trooper. You can benefit from our experience. An experienced Bristol VA Reckless Driving Attorney can present your best defense before the Bristol General District Court. We know how to best protect our clients.
Penalties for Reckless Driving Convictions
- Maximum 12 months in jail
- Maximum $2,500 fine
- Loss of driving privileges
- Moving violation demerit points
- Increased automobile insurance rates
- Community service
- Driver improvement programs
- Possible employment problems
Reckless Driving Speeding DISMISSED
Our attorneys represented a client accused of reckless driving for driving too fast. In this case, we developed defenses to the particular RADAR device used to calculate our client’s speed. A not guilty plea was entered and the trial commenced. We were able to effectively cross examine the police officer who operated the RADAR in this case and made the reckless driving allegation. We exposed the fact that the RADAR used in this particular case was not tested for accuracy with properly calibrated tuning forks, which is required by Va. Code 46.2-882. The Judge granted our motion to dismiss the case.
Bristol Reckless Driving 90+ mph NOT GUILTY
Our Bristol lawyers defended a college student who was charged with Reckless Driving for driving 90 miles per hour on Interstate 81. We were able to present compelling evidence and arguments to persuade the Court and Commonwealth Attorney to take the case under advisement to eventually significantly reduce the allegation. We prevailed and our client was found not guilty of reckless driving. Our client avoided a life changing misdemeanor criminal conviction.
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7/25/2021 | Updated 4/30/2023