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Best Law Firm 2024 Riley Wells Attorneys at Law - Traffic Ticket, Reckless Driving, Speeding, and Virginia Criminal Defense LawyerVirginia is strict on speeding. The speed limit is aggressively enforced in Emporia VA. Interstate 95 & Route 58 both run through the heart of Emporia and are heavily patrolled by the Virginia State Troopers, Emporia Police & Greensville County Deputy Sheriffs. An Emporia VA Speeding Ticket is the most common type of traffic violation in Emporia Virginia. Emporia VA police officers do not give much leeway when it comes to issuing speeding tickets. Do not expect to “talk” your way out of a speeding ticket. CAUTION: An Emporia VA reckless driving speeding conviction will on average increase the automobile insurance premium by 73% or $1,046 EACH YEAR according to

Interstate 95 Speeding Ticket Defense Attorneys Emporia VA

Interstate 95 Speeding Ticket Defense Attorneys Emporia VARiley & Wells Attorneys-At-Law is a prestigious local Emporia VA law firm located 2 blocks from the courthouse. We are a recognized “Best Law Firm” according to U.S. News & World Report. Our lawyers have amassed over 60 collective years of experience defending speeding ticket cases. Our attorneys are routinely recognized by various legal entities for our superior legal ability and high ethical standards. Motorists who are serious about protecting their driving records and driving privileges require a professional Emporia VA Speeding Ticket Lawyer. You can benefit from our experience. Call us for a free evaluation of your case!

Emporia VA Speeding Ticket Client Review

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Excellent legal advice and professional representation. Highly recommended!!

Virginia Speeding Conviction Penalties

  • Excessive fines and court costs
  • Assessment of moving violation demerit points
  • Possible loss of driving privileges depending on speed and prior convictions
  • Possible incarceration if excessive speed violated the reckless driving law

Emporia VA Speeding Ticket Lawyer Reckless Driving Defense Attorney

Emporia VA Reckless Driving Speeding Ticket AttorneysVirginia law criminalizes driving a motor vehicle faster than 85 miles per hour pursuant to Va. Code 46.2-862. The speed limit on I95 in Emporia is 70 miles per hour. It can be hard to believe, especially for Out-Of-State drivers, but you can be convicted of criminal misdemeanor reckless driving for driving 16 mph over the speed limit on Interstate 95. We defend these type of cases in the Emporia VA courts every week.

Emporia VA Traffic Court Defense Attorneys

Emporia VA Traffic Court Defense AttorneysThe Emporia VA traffic court or General District Court handles a large case load of cases ranging from speeding tickets, reckless driving, DUI / DWI, running red lights, and other traffic-related offenses. The jurisdiction of this court is limited. The Court is presided over by a Judge. There is no jury option for this Court. The Judge reviews the evidence, listens to the arguments of both the prosecution (often represented by the Emporia law enforcement officer) and the defense, and makes decisions regarding the case. If you receive an Emporia VA speeding ticket and are summoned to appear in the traffic court, then you should consider seeking legal advice before you act. The consequences may be more significant than you think.

Riley & Wells Attorneys-At-Law Defend Emporia VA Speeding Tickets

  • 46.2-862 Reckless Driving Speeding
  • 46.2-870 Speeding
  • 46.2-871 School Buses
  • 46.2-872 Vehicles Under Special Permits
  • 46.2-873 School Zone
  • 46.2-873.1 Nonsurface Treated Highways
  • 46.2-873.2 Rural Rustic Roads

  • 46.2-874 Business or Residential District
  • 46.2-875 Certain Other Highways
  • 46.2-877 Impeding the Flow of Traffic
  • 46.2-878 Change Speed Limits
  • 46.2-878.1 Highway Work Zone
  • 46.2-881 Bridges, Tunnels and Interstates
  • 46.2-947 Highway Safety Corridor

Traffic Court Representation for Speeding Tickets I-95 Route 58

Traffic Court Representation for Speeding Tickets I-95 Route 58Our law firm will examine and analyze your case. We use proven strategies to best defend your particular situation. Our lawyers can insure that your rights are protected, that you are not intimidated in the courtroom and that you increase your chances of securing a better result than you would be able to obtain for yourself. Many clients are not from the area. In most cases, we can successfully represent you without you having to return to Court for the trial date. Contact us today about your case. Put our experience to work for you!

Free Emporia VA Speeding Ticket Consultation

Free Emporia VA Speeding Ticket ConsultationSome drivers think they do not need a lawyer for their Emporia VA speeding ticket. The biggest issue with representing yourself is often returning for the trial date. We can typically successfully represent our clients without them having to appear in court. Other considerations include a lack of experience and legal knowledge. Keep in mind that there may be a lot riding on the case depending on your particular circumstances. An experienced Emporia VA speeding ticket lawyer will know the best tactics and options for obtaining the best result. Our lawyers spend a significant amount of time in Emporia courts and are familiar with the habits of the different judges and the law enforcement officers who issue the speeding tickets.

Law Enforcement Use RADAR to Enforce the Speed Limit

Law Enforcement Use RADAR to Enforce the Speed LimitVirginia State Troopers and Emporia Police Officers who issue speeding tickets in Emporia VA use RADAR and other speed detection devices to calculate speed evidence accurately. We have a clear understanding of these police RADAR operation requirements in addition to other procedural and technical defenses. Our lawyers spend a significant amount of time in traffic court and are familiar with the habits of the different judges and the law enforcement officers who issue the speeding tickets. This local knowledge can prove to be invaluable in deciding how to defend a case. Our lawyers know how to achieve the best case outcome.

Speeding Ticket Attorney Client Reviews

Used Riley & Wells for a family member and they took care of business from the first initial call in to there firm when we spoke with Erin. I would recommend them for anyone needing assistance in there local area.

Mitchell and the staff at Riley and Wells Law Firm are exceptional. They made beneficial recommendations for me prior to my hearing and made me feel a sense of ease during this turbulent time. I trusted Mitchell from the very beginning and it led me to the best case scenario I could have hoped for. I am so grateful for his success and my decision to hire this firm.

Emporia VA is a Well Known Speed Trap

Emporia VA Speed Trap Defense LawyersEmporia is best known for 2 things: race cars and speed traps. A speed trap is an area of the road where police officers hide in order to detect vehicles exceeding a speed limit. According to a study by Governing magazine, there is a group of small Virginia counties, cities and towns – which includes Emporia – that rely on traffic fines to fund its local government budget. Needless to say Emporia VA police officers aggressively enforce the speed limit. However, the Town of Eastville over on the Eastern Shore in Northampton County relies more on traffic fines for revenue than Emporia with an astounding 72% of its budget coming from traffic fines and forfeitures.

Virginia Uniform Summons Speeding Ticket Issued by Emporia Police

Emporia VA police issue reckless driving speeding tickets with the Virginia Uniform SummonsA Virginia Uniform Summons is the legal document issued by Emporia VA law enforcement officers during a traffic stop for speeding. Most people refer to this document as either a speeding ticket or traffic citation. The summons serves as legal notice for the alleged speeding violation. Signing the summons is not an admission of guilt. The summons advises you that a trial date has been set in Emporia VA General District Court. A law enforcement officer can also issue a summons for criminal offenses such as reckless driving and other misdemeanor offenses. Allow us to review your speeding ticket. We can develop a defense strategy for your Emporia VA speeding ticket case even if you think you are guilty.

Speedometer Calibration Evidence For Emporia Speeding Ticket Cases

Emporia VA Speedometer Calibration Defense for Speeding Ticket CasesThere are instances in speeding ticket cases where the defendant is operating a motor vehicle with a defective speedometer. A speedometer calibration may assist the defense. A speedometer calibration is a specialized test performed by certain mechanics that measures the accuracy of a vehicle’s speedometer. Not just any mechanic can perform this type of diagnostic test. The test comes with a report showing whether the speedometer was off and if so, by how many miles per hour. An experienced Emporia VA speeding ticket lawyer will introduce evidence of the calibration results pursuant to Va. Code 46.2-942. Such evidence shall be considered by the court in both determining guilt or innocence and in fixing punishment.

Driver Improvement Clinic for Emporia VA Speeding Ticket Cases

Driver Improvement Clinic for Emporia VA Speeding Ticket CasesThere are instances where completing a Virginia DMV approved driver improvement clinic can assist with an Emporia VA speeding ticket defense. Allow us to review your case. There are some instances where completing such a course is not necessary and some instances where completing a course will not benefit your case. An Emporia VA speeding ticket lawyer that specializes in this area will be able to properly advise you. The Virginia DMV approved course is an eight-hour session. These clinics can be completed on-line without our client having to return to Emporia. The driver improvement class educated students about the current traffic laws and teaches defensive driving techniques that can help you avoid and prevent crashes.

Emporia VA Speeding Ticket REDUCED to Defective Equipment is a WIN

Emporia VA Speeding Ticket REDUCED to Defective Equipment is a WINIn some cases, the Emporia Judge is unwilling to completely dismiss a speeding ticket case completely on a NOT GUILTY verdict. This is where a top rated Emporia VA speeding ticket lawyer can use the defective equipment law or the defective speedometer law to the client’s advantage. The defective equipment law pursuant to Va. Code 46.2-1003 makes it illegal for any person to use defective equipment on a vehicle that is operated on a highway. Va. Code 46.2-1080 is a similar law. Both laws are traffic violations but are non-moving violation no demerit point offenses. So, convincing the Emporia Judge to find our client guilty of defective speedometer or equipment in speeding cases is a win.

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11/10/2015 | Updated 10/21/2023

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