Best Henrico County 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 established local Henrico VA law firm. Our lawyers defend reckless driving cases every week in the Henrico Courts. We dedicate our practice to this area of the law. We believe clients benefit from a local law firm specializing in reckless driving defense. Representing clients before the same Henrico Judges weekly gives us an advantage over lawyers unfamiliar with local rules. An experienced Henrico County VA Reckless Driving Lawyer will present your best defense. Let us review your case. You can benefit from our experience. 

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Reckless Driving is a Criminal Misdemeanor Violation

reckless driving in henrico is enforced throughout the county

Henrico County VA

In Virginia, reckless driving is a criminal misdemeanor offense, just like a DUI. A reckless driving conviction can jeopardize your freedom, career, driving record, and automobile insurance. In Virginia, reckless driving convictions are permanent, cannot be expunged, and remain on the DMV driving record for 11 years. Henrico Police and Virginia State Troopers patrol the County and the area’s interstate highways. Both police departments have reputations for aggressive enforcement. Do not expect a warning if accused of reckless driving. Contact us today for a no-obligation free initial consultation.

Henrico VA Reckless Driving Lawyer Client Review

Thomas Eichler
Thomas Eichler
Excellent legal advice and professional representation. Highly recommended!!

Virginia Reckless Driving Penalties

  • Maximum 12 months in jail
  • Maximum $2,500 fine
  • Loss of driving privileges
  • Moving violation demerit points

  • Community service
  • Driver improvement programs
  • Possible employment problems
  • Increased automobile insurance rates

Experienced Henrico VA Reckless Driving Defense Attorney

henrico county reckless driving attorneys represent their clients before the henrico courtsOur reckless driving attorneys have over 60 years of combined legal experience. We are routinely recognized for our superior legal ability and high ethical standards. Our lawyers examine every case in detail so that we can present the best defense. Our lawyers understand how reckless driving evidence is obtained and presented to the Court. This is important for a successful defense. We know what defenses work with Henrico Judges and those that do not work. Put our experience to work for you. Allow us to review your case. We can help!

Henrico County VA Reckless Driving Lawyer Free Consultation

Henrico County VA Reckless Driving Lawyer Free ConsultationSome drivers think they do not need a lawyer for their Henrico County VA reckless driving case. The biggest issues with representing yourself are the lack of experience and legal knowledge. Keep in mind that there can be a lot riding on the case because reckless driving is a criminal misdemeanor with the potential for harsh penalties. Our top rated reckless driving lawyers know the best tactics and options for obtaining good results. Our attorneys spend a significant amount of time in traffic court every day and are familiar with the habits of the of the different judges and the law enforcement officers who issue the tickets. This local knowledge is invaluable in deciding how to best defend a reckless driving case.

Henrico County Reckless Driving Speeding Attorneys

Henrico VA Reckless Driving Speeding Lawyers can help you if you have been accused of speeding in excess of 80 mphThe Virginia reckless driving speeding law [Code 46.2-862] criminalizes speeding 20 mph or more over the posted speed limit or driving faster than 85 mph regardless of speed zone. This is the most enforced reckless driving law in Henrico County VA. The speed limit on some Henrico VA interstate highways is 70 mph. This means that a motorist can be charged and convicted of criminal misdemeanor for driving 86 mph in a 70 mph speed zone. A very harsh punishment for exceeding the speed limit by 16 mph. This is no regular speeding ticket. This is a criminal misdemeanor case. Retain a professional to present the best defense.

Reckless Driving Fail to Move Over for Stationary Emergency Vehicle

Reckless Driving Fail to Move Over for Stationary Emergency VehicleVirginia law requires the driver of any motor vehicle to “move over” to an adjacent lane if passing a stationary vehicle stopped on the shoulder of the highway under certain traffic conditions. This offense can be considered reckless driving if an emergency vehicle is in involved, which is a criminal misdemeanor in some cases. If you have been accused of violating this law then it would be in your best interests to consult an accomplished Henrico Reckless Driving Attorney before appearing in the Henrico County VA General District Court. You may have a valid defense and not realize it.

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

  • 46.2-852 General recklessness
  • 46.2-853 Fail to maintain proper control
  • 46.2-854 Passing on a grade or curve
  • 46.2-855 View obstructed/control impaired
  • 46.2-856 Passing two vehicles abreast
  • 46.2-857 Driving two abreast
  • 46.2-858 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 Speeding
  • 46.2-863 Failure to yield
  • 46.2-864 Parking lots
  • 46.2-865 Racing
  • 46.2-865.1 Injury or death while racing
  • 46.2-866 Racing; aiders or abettors
  • 46.2-867 Racing; seizure of motor vehicle
  • 46.2-868.1 Aggressive Driving

Henrico VA Reckless Driving Client Reviews

Everyone I worked with at Riley & Wells from the staff to the Attorney's were very professional, communicated well, and exceeded my expectations. I would highly recommend them for any traffic or non-traffic violations.

Great Results 5.0 stars Posted by Tom August 26, 2011 After being issued a citation for speeding going 75 MPH in a 55 MPH zone in July 2011 on I-95 North outside of Richmond I contemplated my options. I could either pay the fine or appear in traffic court and plead not guilty and take my chances with the outcome. Since the citation was issued in a highway safety corridor the fine would have been doubled. I had decided that I would appear in court and state my case and hope for my citation to be dismissed or at the very least reduced in severity. After doing some research on the traffic laws in Virginia I decided that if I appeared in court and represented myself I would indeed have a fool for a client. After doing some extensive research on traffic lawyers in the Richmond area I decided to contact Riley and Wells and discuss my citation. I had also received mail from numerous lawyers in that area wanting to represent me. I was impressed with the professionalism Riley and Wells displayed on their website as well as some of the testimonials from other people. After talking with Mr. Wells I felt that their firm was top notch. I cannot say enough just how pleased I am with the outcome they achieved for my case. Upon completion of a safe driving course and a small court cost my case will be dismissed. I could not recommend them more highly.

Jonathan Kibbey 2 months ago- My experience at Riley and Wells was excellent. My free consultation took place over the phone which was convenient but also very thorough. Mr. Riley took the time to listen to the details of my case, gave me an idea of what to expect in court, and advised me on what to do before going to ensure a better result. When my court date arrived Mr. Wells spoke with me briefly about the details and what he anticipated the result would be before meeting with the prosecutor. I ended up with all three charges, one of which was reckless driving dismissed! Thank you for a great experience.

Henrico VA Reckless Driving Passing a School Bus DISMISSED

Henrico County School Bus Case DISMISSED

Our Henrico reckless driving lawyers represented a client accused of passing a school bus. The school bus was travelling on a four lane highway when it stopped at a day care to pick up and drop off children. A police officer was in front of the day care with his police lights on and observed the entire event. Virginia code 46.2-859 legislates that this type of driving activity as reckless driving. Our lawyers had various arguments prepared to present to the Court that were successful. We convinced the Judge to enter an order that dismissed the case. Our client was happy to avoid a reckless driving conviction.

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11/10/2015 | Updated 6/15/2023