Henrico County Police and State Troopers aggressively enforce the traffic laws in Henrico VA. The State Troopers patrol the Interstates and the local police patrol the county. The Virginia Motor Vehicle Code classifies the traffic offenses. A traffic offense can either be a felony, a misdemeanor, or a traffic infraction. Most traffic tickets are for infractions, but some are actually criminal misdemeanors. The most serious offenses are felonies. Reckless driving, DUI, and driving on a suspended or revoked driver’s license are misdemeanors. The most shocking criminal misdemeanor for most is the reckless driving speeding law. This law states that speeding 81 mph in a 70 mile per hour speed zone is reckless driving. The speed limit in Henrico County on Interstate 295 is 70 mph. A conviction for any traffic violation can jeopardize your freedom and your future.
It is always a good idea to consult a traffic attorney for any law violation. An accomplished Henrico VA Traffic Lawyer can help. We offer free no-obligation initial consultations. Contact us if the police have alleged that you are in violation of a Henrico County traffic law. We will explain the law to you and help you identify any defenses. Many of the misdemeanor criminal traffic offenses are punishable as follows:
12 months in jail
Suspension or Revocation of driving privileges of up to 6 months or more
Assessment of DMV demerit points
Increased automobile insurance premiums
Henrico County VA Traffic Lawyer Client Reviews
Experienced Henrico County VA Traffic Law Attorney
Riley & Wells is a prestigious local Henrico County law firm. Our lawyers have been representing clients before the Henrico Courts for decades. Our attorneys have accumulated over 45 years of collective traffic law experience. Our firm has been recognized by the legal community for our excellent legal ability. We are an “AV Preeminent” rated law firm by Martindale-Hubbell. This accolade values the importance of practicing law with the highest of ethical standards. We can help prevent bad things from happening to our clients. We examine every case in detail. Our goal is to secure each client the best possible outcome. Some popular traffic violations that we defend are as follows:
Henrico County DUI Related Drive Suspended Nolle Prosqui
In this case, our law firm represented a client who was facing a suspended license allegation. The offenses involved two different types of suspended driver violations under 18.2-272 and 46.2-301. Va. code 18.2-272 is one of the more serious suspended driver offenses. It involves driving when prohibited due to a prior DUI conviction. It can also stem from driving in violation of a restricted license. Either way, it is a serious offense with serious penalties. In some instances, a defense could be that the traffic stop was illegal. Sometimes the prosecution cannot prove the element of “notice” beyond a reasonable doubt. In other cases, different arguments could fail. Either way, only a professionally trained Henrico VA Traffic Attorney can protect your interests. Here, we were able to convince the Court to dismiss both charges.
Henrico DUI REDUCED Possession Marijuana Accident Nolle Prosqui
In this case, our client was charged with several traffic and criminal offenses. The client was towing his boat behind his pickup truck. During transit, the boat broke away from the trailer. Henrico police responded to the incident and began to investigate. Our client was charged with Possession of Marijuana, DUI, Refusal, & Fail to Secure Load. A missed court appearance then triggered a Failure to Appear in Court allegation. We analyzed the client’s case. It was our opinion that there were weaknesses in the prosecution’s intoxication evidence. Additionally, there were issues related to the search & seizure being illegal. We were able to successfully resolve our client’s case. The DUI was reduced to reckless driving and all the other cases were nolle prosqui or dismissed.
Henrico Reckless Driving REDUCED to No Points Infraction
In this case, our Henrico County traffic lawyers represented an out-of-state client. The allegation involved speeding over 80 mph. Our client was charged with reckless driving. We were able to represent and protect the client without her having to return for court. In many instances, we can prevail with a motion to waive our client’s appearance. Here, we convinced the Court to reduce the case to a non-moving no DMV demerit point infraction. This is a win. Va. Code 46.2-830.1 known as Fail to Obey a Highway Sign while Sleeping protects the client. This disposition is virtually impossible without legal representation. Cases involving high speeds, bad driving records, and aggravating factors make representation critical. A skilled traffic attorney can steer the client’s case into a protected category.
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