Highest Rated Henrico County VA Lawyers • 1500+ Reviews
Riley & Wells Attorneys-At-Law are established local Henrico County VA lawyers that specialize in criminal law, firearms law & defending motorists charged with DUI / DWI, reckless driving, speeding and traffic violations. Our office is located a few miles from the Courthouse. We are recognized as a “Best Law Firm” by U.S. News & World Report. Many of the cases filed in the Henrico Courts are criminal & traffic law cases. Our firm has been positively reviewed more times than any other law firm that represents clients charged with criminal offenses & traffic violations in the Henrico VA Courts. Put our attorneys in Henrico County Virginia to work for you. We can help! Let us review your case.
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Henrico County VA Attorneys • Circuit & District Court Representation
Henrico County is the fifth-most populous county in the Commonwealth and is located in the Greater Richmond Region. The county seat is Laurel. Henrico has the 3rd largest road network system in the Commonwealth. Interstates 95, 295 and 64 cris-cross the county. The Virginia Department of Transportation maintains over 700 miles of interstates and major roadways in Henrico. Henrico Police & State Police patrol these highways and are aggressive with enforcement. The rest of the county is also patrolled which includes Short Pump, Glen Allen, Lakeside, Tuckahoe, Highland Springs, Sandston and Varina. Do not plead guilty to your case without first consulting a local Henrico VA attorney. In Virginia, a conviction is permanent and cannot be expunged.
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Some folks think they do not need a Henrico County VA attorney for their case. The biggest issue for many is being able to make it to the courthouse for the trial date. A lack of experience and legal knowledge are other considerations. The average person does not understand the best course of action to defend a particular case. Experienced Henrico VA lawyers know the best tactics for obtaining the best results. Our lawyers spend hours in the Henrico 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. This local knowledge is invaluable in order to best defend your case.
Experienced Attorneys That Defend Henrico County VA Criminal Cases
Our Henrico VA Criminal Defense Firm has dedicated their careers to the practice of criminal law. Our Henrico VA lawyers handle a wide range of criminal cases. Every criminal case is a mix of criminal procedure and substantive criminal 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 Henrico 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.
Henrico VA Attorneys Recognized by Virginia Super Lawyers Since 2009
Super Lawyers is a legal rating service of outstanding attorneys from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. This organization recognizes the top lawyers nationwide across a variety of practice areas and firm sizes using a patented process of independent research and peer input. Our Henrico 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 Henrico County VA specialist who has been recognized with this elite award.
Dedicated Reckless Driving Defense Attorneys in Henrico County
Reckless driving in Henrico 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 Henrico County is 70 miles an hour. The law enforcement agencies that patrol Henrico 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 Henrico VA attorney before you plead guilty. You can benefit from our experience. Convictions cannot be expunged.
Henrico VA Attorneys for Criminal Defense & Traffic Violations
U.S. Route 250 runs from Ohio to Richmond and is 166 miles long. Route 250 in Henrico County is better known as West Broad Street and is approximately 11 miles long. W. Broad St. is arguably the heart of Henrico County as commercial buildings, businesses, shopping, restaurants line both sides of this busy road. Many criminal and traffic cases take place on or near W. Broad St.. W. Broad St. is an extension of Broad St., which received its name because of its unusual width at the time it was built. The metro-Richmond area was the site of the first streetcar system in the United States and travelers needed a broad street to keep their horses away from the streetcars.
Virginia Uniform Summons Issued by Henrico Police for District Court
The most common scenario that brings people before the Henrico County VA Courthouse is the issuance of a Virginia Uniform Summons. This is the legal document issued by Henrico Police during a police encounter or traffic stop. This document is often referred to as a ticket. A law enforcement officer 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 Henrico County VA General District Court. Let our Henrico VA attorneys review your summons. We can develop a defense strategy even if you think you are guilty.
Henrico Virginia DUI / DWI Defense Specialist
Drunk driving is taken seriously by the Henrico County Courts. The DUI / DWI law can be very complex and the consequences can be extremely serious and life changing. Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) & Driving Under the Influence (DUI) are often used interchangeably because they are both charged under the Va. Code 18.2-266. The Henrico County prosecutor can prosecute the offense regardless of whether alcohol or drugs or both are the intoxicant. Our Henrico 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 Henrico DUI / DWI Law Firm who has the experience to best defend your DUI / DWI case.
Henrico VA “AV Preeminent” Lawyer • Martindale-Hubbell Top Rating
For over 135 years, Martindale-Hubbell has been the authority for evaluating professionals for legal ability and ethical standards through a Peer Review Rating system established by judges and lawyers. Riley & Wells Attorneys-At-Law is a Henrico County AV Preeminent® rated law firm. The top Martindale-Hubbell rating standard. This is awarded to lawyers 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 Henrico County VA criminal law & traffic defense firm for your case. Review the law firm’s legal rating and exercise caution before you retain a Henrico VA attorney with an inferior rating for legal ability and ethical standards.
Henrico County VA Traffic Lawyers Presenting the Best Defense
The motor vehicle code of VA classifies numerous offenses as traffic violations. Some offenses are more serious than others. Traffic violations can be a traffic infraction or a criminal offense. Criminal traffic offenses can either be a felony or a misdemeanor. Traffic infractions can either be a demerit point offense or a non-moving offense. The classification of offense 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 Henrico County VA lawyer. A traffic violation conviction may negatively affect your freedom and your future. CAUTION: A traffic violation may increase the automobile insurance premium by as much as 79% according to Insurance.com
Legal Elite Recognizes Top Henrico Attorney by Virginia Business
Virginia Business is dedicated to covering economic activity in every sector and every region of the Commonwealth. In cooperation with the Virginia Bar Association, they have been recognizing Top Virginia Attorneys 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 individuals 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 Henrico County VA Legal Elite Attorney to review your case.
Henrico County Trial Courts Are Adversarial By Design
If you have been accused of violating a Henrico County VA criminal or traffic law, then your case will eventually be set for trial before the Henrico County Courts. Criminal and traffic violation trials are adversarial in nature. This involves a structured and formalized dispute between the Henrico 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, arguments, and the credibility of witnesses to reach a verdict. This system ensures that the prosecution meets its high standard of proof.
Henrico VA Interstate 64 Traffic Violation Defense Lawyers
Interstate 64 runs west–east through the middle of the state from West Virginia to Hampton Roads for a total of 299 miles. Approximately 20 of these I-64 miles are located in Henrico County. I-64 enters the county from Goochland County near Short Pump. I-64 runs parallel to Route 250/Broad St until the Glenside Dr. interchange. I-64 eventually interchanges and overlaps with I-95 and I-195 shortly after it enters the City of Richmond I-64 then passes near Downtown Richmond before it again re-enters the county near the Route 360/Mechanicsville Turnpike interchange. I-64 then runs through the eastern part of the county, passing the Richmond Airport, before eventually exiting near the Bottoms Bridge area of New Kent County.
Extensive Experience & Specialized Training Make Better Advocates
Our Henrico 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 lawyers. We believe membership and leadership with prominent trial lawyer organizations make us better 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 Henrico VA lawyer with specialized training if you need representation before the Henrico 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
The National College for DUI Defense (NCDD) is a professional organization dedicated to improving the trial skills of DUI / DWI lawyers. NCDD members are the most experienced DUI / DWI defense attorneys. Henrico DUI / DWI cases can be complex because they require an understanding of scientific and legal processes. The legal issues 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 Henrico VA lawyers understand the operations of breath test equipment and other instruments utilized by forensic laboratories in the process of testing for intoxicants.
Superb Avvo Rated Henrico County VA Lawyers
The Avvo Rating can help you find the right Henrico VA attorney. 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 Henrico 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 is used on all who are evaluated. The Avvo rating is merit based. You cannot pay a fee to improve your Avvo rating.
Henrico VA Interstate 295 Traffic Ticket Attorneys
Interstate 295 is best known for being a bypass around Richmond and Petersburg. Motorists who travel up and down the east coast drive on I-295. This interstate is 52 miles long with approximately 20 of those miles being in Henrico County. I-295 links many of Richmond’s suburbs such as Short Pump, Innsbrook, Glen Allen, Atlee, Mechanicsville, Highland Springs, Sandston, Varina, and Hopewell. I-295 enters the county as it crosses the James River on the Varina-Enon Bridge. I-295 also intersects Route 5 , Route 895, I-64/Route 250 and Airport Dr./Route 156 in the east end of the county. In the west end, I-295 intersects with I-95, Route 1, Woodman Rd., Route 33/Staples Mill Rd., Nuckols Rd., and I-64/Route 250 (Broad Street).
Out of State Residents Retain Top Rated Henrico VA Lawyers
Out-of-state residents will need a top rated Henrico VA lawyer for their Henrico County criminal or traffic case. Many of the Henrico 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 Henrico 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.
Henrico County Defense Attorneys Defend Criminal & Traffic Charges
Henrico is a heavily populated county and operates a busy Courthouse complex. There are three separate trial courts staffed by fifteen judges. Many of the cases before the Henrico Courts are criminal and/or traffic law related. The Henrico law enforcement community aggressively enforces the criminal and traffic laws throughout the county. The Henrico Division of Police is the primary agency that investigates violations of law and takes enforcement action. There are other law enforcement agencies that enforce the laws in Henrico such as the Virginia State Police and the Richmond International Airport Police Department. Our Henrico VA lawyers represent clients before the Henrico Courts regardless of which police agency case makes the arrest or charge.
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11/10/2015 | Updated 11/20/2023