Hopewell VA Reckless Driving Lawyer

a hopewell va reckless driving speeding ticket is usually issued on interstate 295 Virginia is one of the strictest states in the Country for Reckless Driving and the Hopewell Sheriff has received more than his fair share of media attention for his department’s speed enforcement on Interstate 295. Riley & Wells Attorneys-At-Law is a local law firm that regularly defends reckless driving cases before the Hopewell Courts. If you have been ticketed for Reckless Driving in Hopewell VA, then it may be in your best interests to have a Hopewell VA Reckless Driving Lawyer represent your best defense. The Hopewell Sheriff’s Office is dedicated to enforcing the speed limit on Interstate 295, which can quickly escalate into a misdemeanor reckless driving allegation. A reckless driving conviction can negatively affect you in many ways.

CAUTION: A reckless driving conviction will on average increase the automobile insurance premium by 73% or $1,046 EACH YEAR, according to a study conducted by Insurance.com

Reckless Driving in the Commonwealth of Virginia is classified as a Class One Misdemeanor criminal offense and is punishable as follows:

  • Maximum 12 months in jail
  • Maximum $2,500 fine
  • Loss of driving privileges
  • Community Service
  • Driver Improvement Programs
  • Potential Employment Problems
  • Increased Automobile Insurance Rates

Reckless Driving Lawyers Hopewell VA

hopewell va reckless driving cases are presented to the judge in the hopewell courtOur law firm is rated “AV Preeminent” by Martindale-Hubbell and has the necessary experience and local knowledge on how to best defend reckless driving cases in Hopewell VA.  We possess over 45 years of combined reckless driving traffic law experience and are routinely recognized by various other legal organizations for our superior legal ability and the highest of ethical standards. Motorists who are serious about their future and driving privileges seek our representation. We use every resource the law allows to secure our client’s the best outcome possible under the law. Contact an experienced Hopewell VA Reckless Driving Attorney with a proven track record of success defending reckless driving speeding cases in the Hopewell Courts.

Hopewell VA Reckless Driving Attorney Client Reviews

Mastermind Defense Attorney 5.0 stars Posted by a client December 17, 2015 Hired attorney Mr. Wells represented me in Hopewell, Virginia for a Reckless Driving citation of 108 in a 70 mph zone. I got this citation on my way to process into the Air Force and I could not afford to have this on my record, so I hired Mr. Wells after consulting 15 different attorneys. Mr. Wells and his law firm did an exceptional job with my case. He was able to get the judge to take a disposition and drop the charge down to improper driving, which is not a misdemeanor. I could not have been more thankful for the job Mr. Wells did. If I was a football coach, Mr. Wells would be my defensive coordinator because that is how great of a defense attorney he is. Keep in mind though that Virginia is a commonwealth and every Judge is different. However, I do not think there is a judge Mr. Wells cannot face. If you received a citation for reckless driving, I recommend you consult with Mr. Wells and he will be willing to help you out as long as you do everything he instructs you to do. God bless you abundantly Mr. Wells!

Do not speed in Virginia 5.0 stars Posted by Patrick on Oct 31, 2015 Hired attorney 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

Hopewell VA Reckless Driving Speeding Attorneys

police stopping a driver for a reckless driving offense in hopewell Virginia will need a good reckless driving attoreny call riley & wellsThe Virginia Reckless Driving Speeding law pursuant to Va. Code 46.2-862 is perhaps the most enforced reckless driving provision in Hopewell. 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. Specifically, 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. Many of our clients that find themselves facing this allegation travel Interstate 295. The facts of each case can often vary, but we have the knowledge and expertise to select the best defenses and arguments for your particular circumstances.

The Code of Virginia is where the Reckless Driving statutes can be located. Reckless Driving in can be alleged as follows:

  • 46.2-852 Generally
  • 46.2-853 Fail to maintain proper control
  • 46.2-854 Passing on a grade or on a curve
  • 46.2-855 Driving with View obstructed/control impaired
  • 46.2-856 Passing two vehicles abreast
  • 46.2-857 Driving two abreast in a single lane
  • 46.2-858 Passing at a railroad grade crossing
  • 46.2-858 Passing a school bus
  • 46.2-860 Failing to give proper signals
  • 46.2-861 Driving too fast conditions
  • 46.2-861.1 Failure to “Move Over” or Yield to Stationary Emergency Vehicle
  • 46.2-863 Failure to yield right-of-way
  • 46.2-864 Recklessness on parking lots, etc
  • 46.2-865 Racing
  • 46.2-865.1 Injuring or causing death of another while racing; penalties
  • 46.2-866 Racing; aiders or abettors
  • 46.2-867 Racing; seizure of motor vehicle
  • 46.2-868.1 Aggressive Driving

Hopewell VA Reckless Driving 98/70 REDUCED

Hopewell VA Reckless Driving 98/70 mph REDUCED

Our Hopewell Reckless Driving Attorneys represented a client who was pulled over on Interstate 295 by a Hopewell Deputy Sheriff for reckless driving in violation of Va. Code 46.2-862 due to speed evidence that our client was traveling 98 miles per hour. Our client feared being convicted of a misdemeanor offense, which would have significantly affected his security clearance. Our attorneys prepared a defense strategy and arguments that we believed would convince the Court to reduce our client’s allegations.  We were right. We persuaded the Judge to significantly reduce the misdemeanor reckless driving at a speed of 98 miles per hour to the lesser offense of improper driving. Improper driving is not a misdemeanor, but a mere traffic infraction.

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11/10/2015 | Updated 7/10/2019