Emporia VA Traffic Lawyer

Emporia VA Traffic Lawyers Riley & Wells can represent most clients without the client having to appear in court. The police in Emporia Virginia are dedicated to enforcing the traffic laws. The Code of Virginia has classified countless offenses as traffic violations, but some of the more serious offenses that are frequently enforced include reckless driving, driving on a suspended or revoked driver’s license, DUI and eluding the police to name a few. Traffic violations can be considered a felony, a misdemeanor, or a traffic infraction depending on the severity of the offense. If you have been accused of a violating any traffic law in Emporia VA, then it would be wise to consult an experienced Emporia VA Traffic Lawyer.  A conviction for any traffic violation may severely jeopardize your freedom and your future.

Many Emporia VA traffic violations can be punishable as follows:

  • Maximum fine of $2,500
  • Suspension or Revocation of driving privileges
  • Assessment of DMV demerit points
  • Increased automobile insurance premiums
  • Incarceration

Traffic Violations | Demerit Points | Driving Record | Insurance

When you are convicted of a traffic violation, the court notifies the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). DMV does the following: Posts the conviction to your driving record; Assigns you demerit points according to the severity of the offense; Issues an order of suspension, if applicable; Issues an order requiring the successful completion of a driver improvement clinic, if applicable; and Notifies your insurance company upon request. Traffic Violations And Demerit Points The following lists present the traffic violations that have demerit points. These violations are grouped according to the number of DMV demerit points assigned to each violation. The number of years that the conviction stays on your DMV record is in parentheses beside each violation. An asterisk (*) indicates that the conviction remains on your record permanently. Six Point Violations Four Point Violations Three Point Violations DMV is not liable for damages that may result from errors on these lists. For a full description of violations and penalties, contact us. This information may change without prior notice. Demerit points will also be assigned to your record for traffic convictions incurred in other states. DMV also posts to your record traffic violations that do not carry demerit points. Length Of Time On Your Record The length of time that a conviction stays on your record depends on the severity of the violation. If you receive an order or notice of revocation, suspension, disqualification or cancellation, your convictions could remain on your record for even longer than specified in one of these lists. DMV demerit points remain on your record for two years from the date that you commit the offense. The dates that demerit points are removed from your driving record are not related to the dates that convictions are removed from your record. Insurance Company Points Your insurance company may also assign points on your insurance record. Insurance company points are developed by individual companies and are not related to DMV demerit points.

Emporia VA Traffic Court Client Reviews

Robert Mcnamara
Robert Mcnamara
01:31 12 Feb 19
I live in Florida after the Christmas and new year holiday I was traveling back to Florida from Pennsylvania and of course got stopped in emporia Virginia and got a traffic violation with reckless driving and points after all the lawyers I interviewed I went with Riley & wells put all my trust in this firm and yes of course they put there best work forth and got the violation reduced to a infraction with no points and nothing on my driving record what a great law firm from the secretary to the paralegal to the lawyers fantastic people very prompted and they get the job thank you so much me and my family appreciate you will highly recommend this firm to everyone thanks Robert McNamara

When I hired Mr. Wells I was charged with wreckless driving for doing 93/70. To keep it brief he successfully settled my case with a lesser charge of improper driving. I'm exceptionally grateful for his expertise and professionalism. His dedicated staff helped keep me informed and were very responsive. I highly recommend Mr. Wells and will return if I ever have any legal trouble in the future.

Experienced Traffic Attorneys Emporia VA

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Emporia Virginia Traffic Ticket

Riley & Wells Attorneys-At-Law is an established local law firm that has accumulated over 45 years of collective traffic law experience. Our firm has been recognized as a “Best Law Firm” by U.S. News and World Reports for our excellence in legal ability and ethical standards. We examine each case in great detail and use every resource the law allows to protect our client. Our goal is to secure each and every client the best possible outcome. We represent clients every week before the Emporia Courts and possess the necessary skills and knowledge you need to defend allegations as follows:

  • Habitual Offender
  • Eluding the Police
  • Hit & Run-Leaving the Scene of an Accident
  • Driving Without a Valid License
  • Driving on a Suspended or Revoked License
  • Commercial Driver’s License Violations
  • License Restoration
  • Aggressive Driving
  • Failure to “Move Over” or Yield to Stationary Emergency Vehicle
  • Out Of State Drivers
  • Accidents
  • Moving Violations
  • Driving Without Automobile Insurance

Emporia Reckless Driving 97 mph REDUCED

emporia police officer stops a motorist in emporia va for a traffic violation and issues a traffic ticket Our Emporia VA traffic attorneys represented a client from Vienna VA for reckless driving speeding 97 mph on Interstate 95 in Emporia VA. Our client was a 59 year old DC professional driving a shiny brand new Ford Mustang around daybreak on his way to a long overdue vacation to Florida. At about the worst time possible, our client decided to “open up” the Mustang and “punched it” for a few seconds. Unfortunately, a Police Officer was operating stationary RADAR at the exact same location and exact same time as our client and gathered evidence of speeds of 97 miles per hour. At trial, the Police Officer was present in court and his evidence was sufficient, but Riley & Wells Attorneys had arguments prepared in advance that were going to ideally convince the Judge not to find our client guilty of a misdemeanor criminal offense for a momentary lapse of bad judgment. The Court agreed with our arguments and found our client not guilty of reckless driving and reduced the case to the traffic infraction of speeding only imposing a minor fine.

Emporia Reckless Speeding REDUCED to Defective Speedometer

Our Emporia VA traffic lawyers represented a client from Ashburn VA who was pulled over on Interstate 95 in Emporia VA. The Emporia Police alleged that our client was traveling in excess of 80 mph in violation of Va. Code 46.2-862. Our client was concerned and did not want to be convicted of this reckless driving speeding allegation. We appeared before the Court on the clients behalf and successfully argued to have the allegation significantly dropped down to what the law categorizes as Defective Speedometer pursuant to Va. Code 46.2-1080. This disposition is a no points non-moving traffic infraction that protected the clients driving record and automobile insurance policy, in addition to avoiding a misdemeanor reckless driving conviction for nothing more than speeding.

Driving in Violation of DUI Restricted Driver’s License

Our Emporia VA traffic attorneys represented a client who was alleged to have been driving in violation of a DUI related restricted driver’s license pursuant to Va. Code 18.2-272. The courts and the DMV take allegations like this very seriously. A conviction will typically lead to a jail sentence and loss of driving privileges for 12 months. In this case, Riley & Wells attorneys were able to find a weakness in the prosecution’s case and were also able to present favorable mitigating evidence on behalf of the client to convince the Judge to significantly reduce the allegation without a jail sentence, without loss of driving privileges and with only a minor fine being imposed. The client was relieved to avoid a jail sentence, to avoid any further loss of driving privileges, and to have the allegation drastically reduced.

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11/10/2015 | Updated 8/15/2019