Highest Rated Caroline County VA Lawyers • 1500+ Reviews

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 Caroline 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 Caroline Courts are criminal & traffic law cases. We represent clients before the Caroline Courts every week. Our firm has been positively reviewed more times than any other law firm that represents clients charged with Caroline County VA criminal offenses & traffic violations. Put our attorneys in Caroline County Virginia to work for you. We can help! Let us review your case.

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Caroline County VA Attorneys • Circuit & District Court Representation

Caroline County VA Attorneys • Circuit & District Court RepresentationCaroline County is located 30 miles north of Richmond and 32 miles south of Fredericksburg along the Interstate 95 corridor. The county seat is Bowling Green. Route 1 enters the county after the North Anna River Bridge. The road is known locally as Jefferson Davis Highway and George Washington Boulevard. Route 301 enters the county shortly after crossing the Pamunkey River. The road is known locally as Richmond Turnpike, A.P. Hill Boulevard and Main Street. Route 207 runs over 11 miles from Ruther Glen to Bowling Green and connects I-95 and Route 1 to Route 301. The road is known locally as Rogers Clark Boulevard and the Bowling Green Bypass.

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Caroline County VA Reckless Driving Attorney Traffic Ticket Speeding Lawyer Criminal Defense Attorney DUI DWI Free ConsultationSome folks think they do not need a Caroline 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 Caroline VA lawyers know the best tactics for obtaining the best results. Our lawyers spend hours in the Caroline 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 Caroline County VA Criminal Cases

Experienced Attorneys That Defend Caroline County VA Criminal CasesOur Caroline VA Criminal Defense Firm has dedicated their careers to the practice of criminal law. Our Caroline 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 Caroline 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.

Caroline 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 more than 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 Caroline 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 Caroline County VA specialist who has been recognized with this elite award.

Dedicated Reckless Driving Defense Attorneys in Caroline County

Dedicated Reckless Driving Defense Attorneys in Caroline CountyReckless driving in Caroline 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 Caroline County is 70 miles an hour. The law enforcement agencies that patrol Caroline 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 Caroline VA attorney before you plead guilty. You can benefit from our experience. Convictions cannot be expunged.

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

Retain The Best Lawyer to Defend Your Caroline County VA I-95 CaseFrom Miami to Maine, I-95 is one the longest, busiest and most well known interstate highways in the country. Millions of travelers use the 1,923 mile stretch of Interstate 95 daily. There are approximately 15 miles of Interstate 95 in Caroline County VA from just north of Kings Dominion to south of Thornburg. The county seat of Bowling is located off of exit 104 up Route 207 and is best known as the “cradle of American horse racing”. A significant amount of enforcement occurs along the I-95 corridor in Caroline 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 Caroline Police for District Court

Virginia Uniform Summons Issued by Caroline Police for District CourtA common scenario that brings people to the Caroline County VA Courthouse is the issuance of a Virginia Uniform Summons. This is the legal document issued by the Caroline Sheriff’s 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 Caroline County General District Court.  Let our Caroline VA attorneys review your summons. We can develop a defense strategy even if you think you are guilty.

Caroline County Virginia DUI / DWI Defense Specialist

Caroline County Virginia DUI / DWI Defense SpecialistDrunk driving is taken very seriously by the Caroline 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 Caroline County prosecutor can prosecute the offense regardless of whether alcohol or drugs or both are the intoxicant. Our Caroline 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 Caroline County DUI / DWI Law Firm who has the experience to best defend your DUI / DWI case.

“AV Preeminent” Caroline County VA Lawyer • Martindale-Hubbell Top Rating

For over 135 years, Martindale-Hubbell has been the authority for evaluating the legal ability and ethical standards of attorneys through a Peer Review Rating system established by judges and lawyers. Riley & Wells Attorneys-At-Law is an AV Preeminent® rated Caroline County VA law firm. The top Martindale-Hubbell rating standard. This is awarded to top rated 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 Caroline County VA criminal law & traffic defense firm for your case. Review the law firm’s legal rating and exercise caution before you retain a Caroline County VA attorney with an inferior rating for legal ability and ethical standards.

Caroline County VA Traffic Lawyers Presenting the Best Defense

Best Caroline County VA Reckless Driving Lawyer Traffic Lawyer Speeding TicketThe motor vehicle code of VA classifies numerous offenses as traffic law violations. Some offenses 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 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 Caroline 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 Caroline Attorney by Virginia Business

Legal Elite Recognizes Top Caroline County VA Attorney by Virginia BusinessVirginia Business is dedicated to covering activity in the Caroline County legal community as well as across 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 lawyers 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 Caroline County VA Legal Elite Attorney to review your case.

Caroline County Criminal & Traffic Lawyers Defending Route 207 Cases

Caroline County VA Reckless Driving Speeding Traffic Ticket Lawyer Route 207Route 207 also known as Rogers Clark Boulevard runs 11.93 miles from Route 1 in the Ruther Glen/Carmel Church area east to Routes 301 and 2 in Bowling Green. Route 207 has a partial cloverleaf interchange with I-95. This divided highway passes through the village of Milford and connects Interstate 95 north of Richmond to Route 301, which heads toward Fort A.P. Hill, the Northern Neck, and the Potomac River Bridge to Southern Maryland. Caroline County Deputy Sheriff’s and State Troopers heavily enforce this highway. These law enforcement officers can often be spotted in the median hiding in the trees. Contact a top rated Caroline County VA lawyer today for help with your case.

Caroline County Trial Courts Are Adversarial By Design

Caroline County VA Criminal Defense Attorney Reckless Driving Speeding LawyerIf you have been accused of violating a Caroline County VA criminal or traffic law, then your case will eventually be set for trial before the Caroline County Courts. Criminal and traffic violation trials are adversarial in nature. This involves a structured and formalized dispute between the Caroline 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

Caroline County VA Trial LawyersOur Caroline 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 Caroline 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 Caroline VA lawyer with specialized training if you need representation before the Caroline 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

Caroline 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 lawyers. NCDD members are the most experienced DUI  / DWI defense attorneys. Caroline County DUI / DWI cases can be complex because they require an understanding of scientific and legal processes. The legal issues of a Caroline 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 Caroline County 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 Caroline County VA Lawyers

Superb Avvo Rated Caroline County VA LawyersThe Avvo Lawyer Rating can help you find the right Caroline County 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 Caroline 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 Caroline County VA Lawyers

Out of State Residents Retain Top Rated Caroline County VA LawyersOut-of-state residents will need a top rated Caroline VA lawyer for their Caroline County criminal or traffic case. Many of the Caroline 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 Caroline 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.

Caroline County VA Route 301 Defense Attorneys

Caroline County VA Route 301 Defense AttorneysU.S. Route 301 is a part of the U.S. Highway System that runs from Florida to Delaware. Route 301 is 142 miles long in the Commonwealth. Approximately 30 of those miles are located in Caroline County. Caroline County Deputy Sheriff’s and State Troopers aggressively patrol this stretch of highway. Route 301 enters the County shortly after crossing the Pamunkey River and exits the County into King George County after crossing the Rappahannock River. Route 301 intersects with Route 30 in the community of Dawn, Route 721/Sparta Road just south of Antioch Fork, Routes 207 & 2/Richmond Turnpike in Bowling Green and finally with Route 17/Tidewater Trail just south of Port Royal.

Caroline County VA Reckless Driving 125 mph REDUCED by the Jury

Caroline County VA Reckless Driving 125 mph REDUCED by the Jury

Caroline Reckless Driving Jury Trial Not Guilty

Most traffic law cases are tried with a bench or Judge trial. This case was resolved with a jury trial. This reckless driving case alleged speed evidence of 125 mph in a 65 mph zone. We discovered a significant issue with the accuracy of the state trooper’s RADAR evidence. This issue involved calibration documents for the state trooper’s RADAR equipment. We convinced the jurors that there were significant errors with the trooper’s evidence and the Jury ruled for our client by finding him not guilty of misdemeanor reckless driving. The jury reduced our client’s case to the minor traffic of improper driving and imposed a $250 fine.

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11/10/2015 | Updated 6/25/2023