Riley & 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 45 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
If 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
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Emporia VA Reckless Driving Speeding Attorneys
The 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 criminal misdeanor Reckless Driving for speedingas 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
46.2-856 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
Reckless Driving Speeding 20 plus over the speed limit DISMISSED
Our 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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