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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 are established top rated local Chesterfield County VA lawyers that specialize in criminal law, firearms law & defending motorists charged with DUI / DWI, reckless driving, speeding and traffic violations. We are recognized as a “Best Law Firm” by U.S. News & World Report for superior legal ability and ethical standards. Many of the cases filed in the Chesterfield Courts are criminal & traffic law cases. We represent clients before the Chesterfield Courts every week. Our firm has been positively reviewed more times than any other law firm that represents clients charged with Chesterfield County VA criminal offenses & traffic violations. Put our attorneys in Chesterfield County Virginia to work for you. We can help! Let us review your case.

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Chesterfield County VA Attorneys • Circuit & District Court Representation

Chesterfield County VA Reckless Driving Speeding Traffic Ticket AttorneyChesterfield County is located just south of Richmond and is the fourth most populous county in the Commonwealth. Chesterfield sits along the Interstate 95 corridor. Route 288 connects I-95 to I-64 on the southwest side of the Metro Richmond Area. Route 1 enters the county after Swift Creek. The road is known locally as Jefferson Davis Highway. Route 150 also known as Chippenham Parkway connects I-95 with Route 76, which is also known as the Powhite Parkway. Route 76 connects Route 288 to Richmond City. Pocahontas Parkway/Route 895 connects with I-95 and Route 150 in Chesterfield. Route 360, Route 60, and Interstate 295 are some of the other major highways in Chesterfield County.

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Chesterfield County VA Criminal Defense Attorney DUI DWI Reckless Driving Traffic Ticket Speeding Lawyer Free ConsultationSome folks think they do not need a Chesterfield County VA attorney to defend their criminal case or traffic violation. For criminal cases, a lack of experience and legal knowledge are primary considerations. Those concerns along with being able to make it to the courthouse for the trial date are issues for traffic violation cases. The average person does not understand the best course of action to defend a particular case. Experienced Chesterfield VA lawyers know the best tactics for obtaining the best results. Our lawyers spend hours in the Chesterfield VA Courts every week and are familiar with the habits of the different judges and the law enforcement officers who make the arrests and issue the traffic tickets.

Experienced Attorneys That Defend Chesterfield County VA Criminal Cases

Chesterfield County VA Top Rated Lawyers for Criminal DUI DWI Reckless Driving Speeding CasesOur Chesterfield VA Criminal Defense Firm has dedicated their careers to the practice of criminal law. Our Chesterfield County VA lawyers handle a wide range of criminal cases. Every criminal case is a mix of procedure and substantive law. Title 19.2 of the Va. Code, the Virginia Supreme Court rules, and the Constitutions of the United States and Virginia govern criminal procedure. The substantive criminal law is primarily located in Title 18.2 of the Va. Code. Consult with an experienced Chesterfield County VA lawyer who can properly assess your case, provide necessary guidance and best represent your interests. Our lawyers are members of prestigious legal organizations. We believe that membership and leadership in criminal law organizations make us better advocates.

Chesterfield County VA Attorneys Recognized by Virginia Super Lawyers

Super Lawyers for Virginia Criminal Law and Traffic Defense Super Lawyers is a legal rating service comprised of outstanding attorneys from over 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. This organization recognizes the top rated lawyers nationwide across a variety of practice areas and firm sizes using a patented process of independent research and peer input. Our Chesterfield County VA law firm has been recognized by this publication since 2009. No more than five percent of the Virginia 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 Chesterfield County VA specialist who has been recognized with this elite award.

Dedicated Reckless Driving Defense Attorneys in Chesterfield County

Reckless Driving Speeding Chesterfield County VAReckless driving in Chesterfield County is taken very seriously by law enforcement and the Courts. These reckless driving laws are some of the most severe in the Country, according to WalletHub. Va. Code 46.2-862 makes driving 20 mph over the posted speed limit or faster than 85 mph a criminal misdemeanor reckless driving offense. The maximum speed limit in some parts of Chesterfield County is 70 miles an hour. The law enforcement agencies that patrol Chesterfield VA issue thousands of reckless driving tickets every year for various reckless driving violations. NOTE: The issuance of a ticket is NOT a conviction. Contact an experienced Chesterfield VA attorney before you plead guilty. You can benefit from our experience. Convictions cannot be expunged.

Retain The Best Lawyer to Defend Your Chesterfield County VA I-95 Case

I-95 Chesterfield County VA Traffic Lawyer Reckless Driving Speeding Ticket AttorneyI-95 is one the longest, busiest and most well known interstate highways in the country. From Miami to Maine, millions of travelers use the 1,923 mile stretch of Interstate 95 daily. There are approximately 12 miles of Interstate 95 in Chesterfield County VA from just north of Swift Creek to Richmond. I-95 travels through the Chesterfield County communities of Chester and Bensley. A significant amount of enforcement occurs along the I-95 corridor in Chesterfield County. In many instances, we can successfully defend our client’s case- who is often licensed to drive in another state – without them having to travel back for their trial date.

Virginia Uniform Summons Issued by Chesterfield Police for District Court

Chesterfield County VA Reckless Driving Speeding Traffic Ticket LawyerA common scenario that brings people to the Chesterfield County VA Courthouse is the issuance of a Virginia Uniform Summons. This is the legal document issued by the Chesterfield Police Department and State Police during a traffic stop. This document is referred to as a ticket. A law enforcement officer can issue a summons for a criminal misdemeanor offense or a traffic infraction. The summons serves as legal notice for the alleged violation. Signing the summons is not an admission of guilt. The summons advises you that a hearing has been set before the Chesterfield County General District Court.  Let our Chesterfield VA attorneys review your summons. We can develop a defense strategy even if you think you are guilty.

Chesterfield County Virginia DUI / DWI Defense Specialist

Best Chesterfield County VA DUI DWI LawyersDrunk driving is taken very seriously by the Chesterfield County Courts. The DUI / DWI law can be extremely complex and the consequences can be serious and life changing. Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) & Driving Under the Influence (DUI) are sometimes used interchangeably because they are both charged under the Va. Code 18.2-266. The Chesterfield County prosecutor can prosecute the offense regardless of whether alcohol or drugs or both are the intoxicant. Our Chesterfield VA attorneys have successfully defended hundreds of DUI / DWI cases. Exercise caution before you engage a lawyer for representation that lacks the proper training or experience. Engage a top Chesterfield County DUI / DWI Law Firm who has the experience to best defend your DUI / DWI case.

“AV Preeminent” Chesterfield County VA Lawyer • Martindale’s Top Rating

AV Preeminent Chesterfield County VA Traffic Lawyers Reckless Driving Speeding Ticket Attorneys Criminal Defense LawyerFor over a century, Martindale-Hubbell has been the authority for evaluating the legal ability and ethical standards of lawyers through a Peer Review Rating system established by judges and lawyers. Riley & Wells Attorneys-At-Law is an AV Preeminent® rated Chesterfield County VA law firm. The top Martindale-Hubbell rating standard. This is awarded to top rated attorneys who are ranked at the highest level of professional excellence for legal expertise, communication skills, and ethical standards. Retain a Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent rated Chesterfield County VA criminal law & traffic defense firm for your case. Review the law firm’s legal rating and exercise caution before you retain a Chesterfield County VA attorney with an inferior rating for legal ability and ethical standards.

Chesterfield County VA Traffic Lawyers Presenting the Best Defense

Best Chesterfield VA Reckless Driving Lawyer Traffic Lawyer Speeding TicketThe Virginia traffic code classifies numerous offenses as traffic law violations. Some violations are more serious than others. Traffic violations can be classified as a traffic infraction or a criminal offense. Criminal traffic offenses can be classified as either a felony or a misdemeanor. Traffic infractions can either be a demerit point offense or a non-moving offense. The violation classification depends on the severity of the conduct. If you have been accused of violating any traffic law, then it would be wise to consult an experienced Chesterfield County VA lawyer. A traffic violation conviction may negatively affect your freedom and your future. CAUTION: A traffic violation will significantly increase the automobile insurance premium according to Insurance.com

Legal Elite Recognizes Top Chesterfield Attorney by Virginia Business

Legal Elite Recognizes Top Chesterfield Attorney by Virginia BusinessVirginia Business is dedicated to covering activity in the Chesterfield County legal community as well as across the Commonwealth. In cooperation with the Virginia Bar Association, they have been recognizing Top Virginia Lawyers with its Legal Elite Award since 2000. 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 attorneys who have been recognized for excellence. Only outstanding and experienced professionals are recognized for being Legal Elite. A lawyer cannot purchase his or her way in to being recognized as a member of the Virginia Business Legal Elite community. Allow a Chesterfield County VA Legal Elite Attorney to review your case.

Chesterfield County Criminal & Traffic Lawyers Defending Route 150 Cases

Chesterfield County VA Route 150 Chippenham Parkway Reckless Driving Speeding Ticket Traffic LawyerRoute 150 also known as Chippenham Parkway runs for over 15 miles from I-95 in Bensley north to Parham Road & River Road near Tuckahoe in Henrico County. This highway also has junctions with Route 1, Route 301, Route 360, Route 60 and Route 76. Chesterfield Police and State Troopers heavily enforce this highway. These law enforcement officers can often be spotted in the median hiding in the trees. The stretch of Chippenham between Parham Road and Huguenot and over the Willey Bridge are common speed traps as the highway is like an expressway but has a lower speed limit of 45 mph. Contact a top rated Chesterfield County VA lawyer today for help with your case.

Chesterfield County Trial Courts Are Adversarial By Design

Chesterfield County VA Criminal Law Reckless Driving Traffic Violation Defense AttorneyIf you have been accused of violating a Chesterfield County VA criminal or traffic law, then your case will eventually be set for trial before the Chesterfield County Courts. Criminal and traffic violation trials are adversarial in nature. This involves a structured and formalized dispute between the Chesterfield County Commonwealth Attorney’s Office and the defense. The adversarial system is designed to ensure a fair trial according to the rules of law and evidence by allowing each party to present their case and to be able to challenge the other’s evidence and arguments. The judge evaluates the evidence and arguments to reach a verdict. This system ensures that the prosecution meets its high standard of proof.

Extensive Experience & Specialized Training Make Better Advocates

Chesterfield County VA Trial LawyersOur Chesterfield County VA law firm includes members of some of the most prestigious legal organizations, such as the the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association (VTLA). The VTLA’s mission is dedicated to enhancing the skills, knowledge, and professionalism of trial attorneys. We believe membership and leadership with prominent trial lawyer organizations make us better Chesterfield County trial lawyers and advocates for our clients. Criminal law and traffic defense attorneys are trial lawyers. Not all lawyers are trial lawyers. It is in your best interests to consult a Chesterfield VA lawyer with specialized training if you need representation before the Chesterfield Courts for either a criminal law allegation or a summons for a traffic violation. We will present your best defense!

Sustaining Member National College for DUI / DWI Defense

Chesterfield County VA DUI DWI Attorney Defense LawyerThe National College for DUI Defense (NCDD) is a professional organization dedicated to improving the trial skills of DUI / DWI attorneys. NCDD members are the most experienced DUI  / DWI defense attorneys. Chesterfield County DUI / DWI cases can be complex because they require an understanding of scientific and legal processes. The legal issues of a Chesterfield DUI / DWI case can range from search and seizure to complex evidentiary issues. These legal issues intersect in a DUI / DWI case with scientific areas of expertise, such as toxicology and the pseudo-scientific areas of field sobriety testing. Our Chesterfield County VA attorneys understand the operations of breath testing equipment and other instruments utilized by forensic laboratories in the process of testing for intoxicants.

Superb Avvo Rated Chesterfield County VA Lawyers

Superb Avvo Rated Chesterfield County VA LawyersThe Avvo Attorney Rating can help you find the right Chesterfield County VA lawyer. Avvo was derived from “avvocato”, the Italian word for lawyer. Avvo is a legal directory that rates legal professionals using a mathematical model on a scale of 1 (Extreme  Caution) to 10 (Superb). Members of our Chesterfield County VA law firm maintain a 10.0 Superb Avvo rating. Avvo collects relevant information from state bar associations, other organizations that license legal professionals and thousands of consumers to calculate its rating. The same set of standards are used for every lawyer that is evaluated. The Avvo rating is merit based. You cannot pay a fee to improve your Avvo rating.

Out of State Residents Retain Top Rated Chesterfield County VA Lawyers

Out of State Residents Retain Top Rated Chesterfield County VA LawyersOut-of-state residents will need a top rated Chesterfield VA lawyer for their Chesterfield County criminal or traffic case. Many of the Chesterfield County traffic violation cases before the Courts involve drivers who are not from the area. These cases can range from a minor speeding ticket to something more serious that triggered an arrest. Just because you are not from the area does not mean you can ignore an incident that occurred in Chesterfield County VA. If convicted, the incident will follow you and be reported back to the home state. We represent residents from Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Maryland, District of Columbia, Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire & Maine.

Chesterfield VA 18.2-272 Driving While Suspended DISMISSED

driving on a suspended driver's license is a serious offense particularly if the suspension is due to a DUI conviction

Chesterfield County Suspended License DISMISSED

A DUI conviction will result in a temporary suspension of full driving privileges. Our 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. An 18.2-272 violation – as it is commonly known – is a serious driver’s license offense. This type of violation will automatically trigger a loss of driving privileges for an additional 12 months with no option for restricted driving privileges if convicted. Judges will also frequently impose an active jail sentence 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.

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11/10/2015 | Updated 3/23/2024