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 its Reckless Driving laws. The Hopewell Sheriff’s Office is dedicated to enforcing the reckless driving laws on Interstate 295. Excessive speed can quickly escalate into a criminal reckless driving offense. A reckless driving conviction can negatively affect you in many ways. Riley & Wells Attorneys-At-Law is a local Hopewell VA law firm that defends these cases before the Hopewell General District Court every week. Our lawyers have over 60 years of collective reckless driving law experience. Let us review your case.

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

Reckless Driving Lawyers Hopewell VA

hopewell va reckless driving cases are presented to the judge in the hopewell courtMotorists who are serious about their future and driving privileges seek professional  representation. Riley & Wells Attorneys-At-Law has been recognized as a “Best Law Firm” for criminal & traffic law defense by U.S. News & World Report. Our law firm is also rated “AV Preeminent” by Martindale-Hubbell for superior legal ability and high ethical standards. Our lawyers have the necessary experience and local knowledge to best defend your Hopewell VA reckless driving case.

Hopewell Virginia Reckless Driving Attorney Client Review

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I would highly recommend this firm!!! They literally saved my career!! I had a reckless driving charge in my regular car but I have a commercial drivers license! So being convicted wouldve really held me back, my lawyer Vinson appeared on my behalf in court and had my charged DROPPED!! (Henrico county) how he did it? I couldn’t tell you because the officer alleged I was going 80/35!!!! So my only guess is magic!!!! I couldn’t be more thankful and grateful for this firm!!! Again thank you 10/10 I WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND

Virginia Reckless Driving Penalties – City of Hopewell

  • 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
  • Permanent criminal record

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 the most enforced reckless driving provision in Hopewell. Driving 20 mph or more above the speed limit OR in excess of 85 mph is reckless driving. The speed limit on I295 in Hopewell VA is 70 mph. A motorist can be convicted of Reckless Driving for driving 16 mph over the limit on Interstate 295. Many of our clients find themselves in this predicament. Our lawyers have the expertise to select the best defenses and arguments for your case.

Riley & Wells Attorneys-At-Law Can Defend Any Hopewell VA Reckless Driving Case

  • 46.2-852 General rule
  • 46.2-853 Fail to maintain proper control
  • 46.2-854 Passing on a grade or on a curve
  • 46.2-855 View obstructed/control impaired
  • 46.2-856 Passing two vehicles abreast
  • 46.2-857 Driving two abreast
  • 46.2-858 Passing at a railroad 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 Injury or death while racing
  • 46.2-866 Racing; aiders or abettors
  • 46.2-867 Racing; seizure of motor vehicle
  • 46.2-868.1 Aggressive driving
  • 46.2-869 Improper driving

Hopewell VA is Famous for I-295 Traffic Enforcement

Hopewell VA is Famous for I-295 Traffic EnforcementThe Hopewell Sheriff’s Office is famous for its enforcement of the one mile stretch of Interstate 295 through the City of Hopewell – also know as the Million Dollar Mile. According to a study by Governing magazine, there are several small Virginia jurisdictions that rely on traffic fines to fund its local government budget. However, its the Town of Eastville over on the Eastern Shore in Northampton County that relies more on traffic fines for revenue than any other Virginia locality with an astounding 72% of its budget coming from traffic fines and forfeitures.

Hopewell VA Reckless Driving 98/70 REDUCED

Hopewell VA Reckless Driving 98/70 mph REDUCED

Our Hopewell VA Reckless Driving Lawyers 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.

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

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11/10/2015 | Updated 4/28/2023