Best Brunswick VA Reckless Driving Lawyer • 1400+ Client Reviews

A Best Law Firm for Virginia Criminal Law and Traffic Defense Riley & Wells Attorneys-At-Law is an experienced local Brunswick, VA law firm. We specialize in defending reckless driving cases and have over 60 years of collective reckless driving law experience. Various organizations have recognized our lawyers’ professional excellence and high ethical standards. We can help you with your reckless driving case. Do NOT plead guilty without first consulting an attorney. The consequences can be devastating. Do not miss an opportunity to defend yourself!

CAUTION: A reckless driving conviction will on average, increase the automobile insurance premium by 73% or $1,046 EACH YEAR, according to a study conducted by

Reckless Driving is a Criminal Offense in Virginia

If you have been accused of reckless driving in Brunswick County, then you will be summoned to appear in the Brunswick County courthouse Reckless Driving is a criminal class one misdemeanor violation in Virginia. Many of our clients are good people who made a mistake. Our clients are serious about protecting their driving privileges. They are concerned about their jobs, families, driving records and automobile insurance policies. Virginians and citizens from out of state need a dedicated professional advocate. We represent drivers from New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Connecticut, New Jersey, North Carolina, Florida and other states.

Brunswick VA Reckless Driving Lawyer Client Review

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Excellent legal advice and professional representation. Highly recommended!!

Reckless Driving on Interstate 85 in Brunswick County VA

Brunswick deputy sheriffs and Virginia state troopers are aggressive with their enforcement of interstate 85 in Brunswick VAInterstate 85 runs through Brunswick County VA. Several motorists get pulled over for excessive speeding on this stretch of highway. Our reckless driving lawyers will examine your specific case and deploy proven strategies to defend your case successfully. We use every resource the law allows to protect our clients. We zealously advocate for every client. We diligently fight for our clients to achieve the best possible outcome under the law. Let us review your case. You can benefit from our experience.

What is The Virginia Reckless Driving Speeding Law?

Brunswick VA Reckless Driving Speeding Lawyers are needed if you get pulled over for speeding in excess of 80 miles per hourThe Reckless Driving Excessive Speed law pursuant to Va. Code 46.2-862 is the most enforced reckless driving provision by State Troopers & Brunswick County Deputy Sheriffs.  In Brunswick County, most of the enforcement occurs on Interstate 85 and Route 58. Virginia law states that a driver is guilty of reckless driving for driving a motor vehicle at a speed of 20 miles per hour or more above the speed limit OR driving over 85 miles per hour regardless of the speed limit. Violations of this law carry strict penalties.

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
  • Suspension of driving privileges

A Reckless Driving Ticket is NOT a Conviction

you may be pulled over for reckless driving if speeding in excess of 80 miles an hour in brunswick county

Brunswick VA Reckless Driving Ticket

A reckless driving 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 Brunswick General District Court every week and 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. You must contact an experienced attorney. One with an established working relationship with all the Brunswick County Judges.

Riley & Wells Attorneys-At-Law Can Defend Any Brunswick VA Reckless Driving Case

  • 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

Reckless Driving Defense REDUCES Case to Defective Equipment

a good brunswick va reckless driving lawyer can protect his client at court by convincing the judge to enter a not guilty order

Brunswick County Reckless Driving REDUCED to Defective Equipment

The Virginia Defective Equipment law is a minor non-moving infraction. Defective equipment does not add moving violation demerit points. A common example of defective equipment is operating a motor vehicle with a broken headlight. A violation might trigger a nominal fine. A defective equipment violation is analogous to a parking ticket. Both trigger a small fine. But afterward, there is no other negative long-standing impact. In many instances, we can convince the Judge to find our client NOT GUILTY of criminal misdemeanor reckless driving. If the Judge is unwilling to dismiss the case completely, then a defective equipment disposition is the next best result. Our reckless driving lawyers could do that very thing in this case. [Click on the image to the left to see case disposition]

Brunswick VA is Serious About I-85 Reckless Driving Enforcement

Brunswick VA is Serious About I-85 Reckless Driving EnforcementBrunswick County VA is famous for its enforcement of the reckless driving law. According to a study by Governing magazine, there is a group of small Virginia counties, cities and towns – which includes Brunswick – that rely on traffic fines to fund its local government budget. Needless to say the Brunswick Sheriff’s Office aggressively enforces the reckless driving law. However, the Town of Eastville over on the Eastern Shore in Northampton County relies more on traffic fines for revenue than Brunswick County with an astounding 72% of its budget coming from traffic fines and forfeitures.

Brunswick VA Reckless Driving Lawyer Client Reviews

82/70 FL driver 5.0 stars Posted by Barry August 21, 2015 Hired attorney Mrs Wells was excellent. I was unaware that anything over 80mph in the state of Virginia was considered reckless driving. I have heard other states laws are over 90 up to 100. Mr Wells was able to get my ticket reduced from reckless driving to defective equipment. No points, and is considered to be a non moving violation similar to a brake light out. Very happy with the outcome.

Great help for an out of state driver fighting a ticket 5.0 stars Posted by a Speeding Ticket client March 3, 2014 I was shocked to find out the problems my 'reckless driving' speeding ticket of 85 in a 65 were going to cause me in the state of Virginia. Turns out this is a misdemeanor in VA, quite laughable if you ask me (I live in Florida where they have real crime). I received about 100 letters in the mail from lawyers all across the state but decided to do my own research. I picked Mr. Wells because they had good reviews with similar issues as mine and I am happy to add another. I had nothing to help me get the ticket thrown out but he got it drastically reduced and my fine was barely over $100 and I just had to take a VA drivers course. The amount of savings in fines and increased insurance premiums is worth every penny and then some. Not to mention not having that scam of a misdemeanor on your record. VA should be ashamed of making decent people out to be criminals. Hell, you wouldn't get pulled over for 75 but now at 85 you get the same criminal charge as theft, drug possession, prostitution, assault and disorderly conduct. Hardly seems right. The firm charges you a flat fee and simply just knock it out for you. Frankly, these guys are such pros you don't really feel like a lot is going on but they know what they are doing. I only hired them 2 weeks before my date and it still came out great. Highly recommended!

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11/10/2015 | Updated 6/22/2023
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