Emporia VA Reckless Driving Lawyer

Emporia VA police officers frequently issue reckless driving speeding tickets to those driving through Emporia VARiley & Wells Attorneys-At-Law is a prestigious local law firm that is dedicated to defending clients accused of reckless driving in Emporia Greensville County VA. Our law firm has accumulated over 40 years of combined reckless driving traffic law experience and are routinely recognized by various legal organizations for our superior legal ability and high ethical standards. Motorists who are serious about their driving privileges and freedom desire to have skilled Emporia VA Reckless Driving Lawyers representing them. We examine every case in detail and meticulously prepare every client file for trial. We believe a skilled local attorney is best equipped to defend your particular reckless driving allegation because our experience tells us what arguments work with the local Judges and which arguments do not work. Our goal is to secure each client the best possible outcome under the law.

Experienced Reckless Driving Defense Attorneys Emporia VA

emporia va reckless driving lawyersIf you have been accused of Reckless Driving in Emporia VA, then it would be in your best interests to seek an experienced Emporia VA Reckless Driving Lawyer. Some folks do not think they need an attorney to help them defend their reckless driving case. That may be true in some instances, but a Class 1 misdemeanor criminal offense is not a minor traffic ticket. NOTE: The Virginia Reckless Driving law is one of the strictest in the nation.

Reckless Driving in the Commonwealth of Virginia is punishable as follows:

  • Maximum 12 months in jail
  • Maximum $2,500 fine
  • Maximum 6 months loss of driving privileges [Except Racing Cases]
  • Increased automobile insurance premiums if convicted
  • Assessment of 6 DMV moving violation demerit points

Emporia VA Reckless Driving Client Reviews

Outstanding support 5.0 stars Posted by a client February 27, 2015 HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!! After our initial phone call, Mr. Wells eased my concerns and fears. I was charged with reckless driving (speeding) on I-95 at Emporia, VA by a county sheriff. He listened to my story and requested I send all the pertinent documents to him that day. His support staff is top-notched; they kept me abreast during the process. Mr. Wells told me that I did not need to go to court, that he would not need me. He pleaded down my reckless driving ticket to defective equipment ($75 fine, court cost and no points). I would highly recommend this attorney if you need representation, especially down along the Emporia/I95 speed trap corridor.

Being unfamiliar with how much lawyers usually cost for these types of cases I would say it was fair. Reckless Driving charge in Virginia bumped down to defective equipment is ok with me. The initial call to Cody was all I needed to tell me he was the guy for me, He laid out what he expected to happen for my case and laid to rest any misconceptions I had. Now I hear this outcome is a common one for courts in VA whether there is a lawyer involved or not but since I live and work out of town it would have been hard to make it to court for my case and who knows how long that day would have been in court. Cody and his office were quick to get me answers and prompt to inform me of the decision in my case

Emporia VA Reckless Driving Speeding Attorneys

reckless driving laws in emporia va are enforced within the emporia city limits mainly on I95 and route 58The Virginia Reckless Driving Speeding law pursuant to Va. Code 46.2-862 is perhaps the most enforced reckless driving provision in Emporia VA, and is frequently enforced by Virginia State Troopers and Emporia Police patrolling Interstates 95 and Route 58 in Emporia VA. In fact, a motorist can be convicted of Reckless Driving for speeding as little as 11 miles per hour over the limit if the speed evidence is 81 miles per hour in a 70 mile per hour speed zone. The law states that a person shall be guilty of reckless driving if driving a motor vehicle at a speed of 20 miles per hour or more above the speed limit OR in excess of 80 miles per hour regardless of the speed limit. We defend this type of allegation in the Emporia VA court every week and particularly defend cases from Interstate 95 and Route 58. The facts of each case can vary, but we have the knowledge and expertise to select the best defenses and arguments for your particular circumstances.

Virginia law also criminalizes various other forms of driving behaviors as reckless driving as follows:

  • 46.2-854 Reckless Driving – Passing on a grade or on a curve
  • 46.2-855 Reckless Driving – View obstructed/control impaired
  • 46.2-856 Reckless Driving – Passing two vehicles abreast
  • 46.2-857 Reckless Driving – Driving two abreast in a single lane
  • 46.2-858 Reckless Driving – Passing at a railroad grade crossing
  • 46.2-860 Reckless Driving – Failing to give proper signals
  • 46.2-861 Reckless Driving – Driving too fast conditions
  • 46.2-863 Reckless Driving – Failure to yield
  • 46.2-864 Reckless Driving on parking lots, etc
  • 46.2-865.1 Injuring or causing death of another while racing; penalties
  • 46.2-866 Reckless Driving – Racing; aiders or abettors
  • 46.2-867 Racing; seizure of motor vehicle
  • 46.2-868.1 Aggressive Driving

Emporia VA Reckless Driving Case Result

DISCLAIMER: CASE RESULTS DEPEND ON A VARIETY OF FACTORS UNIQUE TO EACH CASE AND DO NOT GUARANTEE OR PREDICT A SIMILAR RESULT IN ANY FUTURE CASE

Reckless Driving Speeding 20 plus over the speed limit DISMISSED

emporia va trial argument inside a court room virginia jury judge and lawyersOur Emporia VA reckless driving attorneys represented a client who was alleged to have been in violation of the reckless driving speeding law. The prosecution was neither interested in reducing, dismissing nor disposing of the case thru an alternative disposition, which is possible in many cases. Therefore, in situations like these, it takes a skilled reckless driving attorney with both an extensive knowledge of how RADAR works and how to effectively cross examine a RADAR operator. A not guilty plea was entered and the trial commenced. We were able to effectively cross examine the police officer who operated the RADAR in this case and issued the reckless driving ticket in Emporia VA. We exposed the fact that the RADAR used in this particular case was not tested for accuracy with properly calibrated tuning forks, which is required by Va. Code 46.2-882. The Judge granted our defense motion to strike the Commonwealth’s case as insufficient without the defense needing to introduce evidence. The case was dismissed on the merits with no probation requirement, no driver improvement program and no community service.

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Virginia Super Lawyers Riley & Wells Attorneys-At-Law regularly represent clients from Emporia, Adams Grove, Brunswick County, Broadnax, Courtland, Caroline County, Chesterfield County, Dinwiddie County, Fort Lee, Garysville, Greensville County, Hopewell, Henrico County, Jarratt, Jordan Point, New Bohemia, Northampton County, Petersburg, Prince George, Richmond, Sussex  County, Skippers, Stony Creek, Southampton County, Waverly, as well as clients from across Virginia and other states.

By Mitch Wells 11/10/2015 | Updated 6/28/2017