Riley & Wells Attorneys-At-Law concentrates its local Chesterfield County law practice in the area of criminal law, which includes the more specialized areas of DUI & traffic law. Our Chesterfield County Virginia Trial Lawyers have accumulated over 45 years of collective criminal law experience and routinely represent clients before the Chesterfield County Courts. Our attorneys are also active members of legal organizations such as the Virginia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the National College for DUI Defense and the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, to name a few. We believe that focusing on criminal law in the Chesterfield Courts benefits our clients.
CAUTION: Criminal law is a specialized area of the law and criminal trials can become very complicated. Exercise due diligence before you place your trust in a law firm that either juggles many areas of law or simply does not possess the necessary experience. A Virginia criminal conviction is permanent and it could forever negatively affect your future. You can benefit from the experience of our Chesterfield VA Defense Lawyers.
Experienced Trial Attorneys
Chesterfield County is the fourth largest municipality in Virginia. The Chesterfield County Police Department of over 500 police officers patrols this 400+ square mile county so aggressively that the county has become known as “Arresterfield’ is some circles. Likewise, the Chesterfield Commonwealth Attorney’s Office is a well run office that knows how to properly prosecute cases. If the prosecution is well represented, shouldn’t you be well represented? We fight for our clients using every resource the law allows to achieve the best possible outcome and consider guilty pleas only when they are in the best interest of our clients. We have earned the respect of local judges, prosecutors and law enforcement officers in Chesterfield County Virginia as skilled trial attorneys who know how to both effectively defend criminal & traffic cases, and who are not afraid to challenge the evidence in tough cases.
Chesterfield County Virginia Trial Lawyer Case Review
Recognized Chesterfield County DUI & Reckless Driving Traffic Lawyers
Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs is taken very seriously by the authorities in Chesterfield County. In fact, Chesterfield was recognized for making more DUI arrests than both Richmond City & Henrico County COMBINED. The DUI law can be very complex, and the consequences of a conviction can be extremely serious and life-changing, such as mandatory minimum jail sentences, loss of driving privileges and rigorous treatment programs. We understand this and believe that now is the time for a trusted, respected advocate to take charge of your case and not the time to lecture you about your decision making. Our Chesterfield County Defense Lawyers have successfully defended hundreds of DUI cases – even in situations where a blood or breath test registered above the legal limit.
Chesterfield VA 18.2-272 Driving While Suspended DISMISSED
Chesterfield County Suspended License DISMISSED
Our Chesterfield County Traffic Lawyers represented a client who was accused of driving while having a suspended driver’s license due to a prior DUI conviction pursuant to Va. Code 18.2-272. The Chesterfield Judges and Commonwealth’s Attorney take such allegations very seriously. This law makes it illegal for any person who drives a motor vehicle during the time for which he was deprived of the right to do so after being convicted of an offense set forth in subsection E of § 18.2-270, or by § 18.2-271 or 46.2-391.2, or after his license has been revoked pursuant to § 46.2-389 or 46.2-391, or in violation of the terms of a restricted license. This type of allegation can often trigger an active jail sentence and will automatically trigger a loss of driving privileges for an additional 12 months with no option for restricted driving privileges if convicted. In this case, we prepared various pieces of mitigating evidence and were successful with various motions that eventually led to the case being dismissed.