New Kent County VA Reckless Driving Lawyer
Riley & Wells Attorneys-At-Law is an established local New Kent VA law firm. Our lawyers defend reckless driving allegations in the New Kent County VA courts every week. Our attorneys have over 45 years of collective reckless driving law experience. We are a “Best Law Firm” according to U.S. News & World Report. Our lawyers are routinely recognized by various legal organizations for superior legal ability and high ethical standards. We believe that clients benefit from local attorneys who specialize.
CAUTION: A New Kent VA reckless driving conviction will on average increase the automobile insurance premium by 73% or $1,046 EACH YEAR, according to Insurance.com
Experienced Reckless Driving Defense Attorneys New Kent VA
Virginia has strict reckless driving laws. Reckless driving is a criminal misdemeanor. The most enforced reckless driving provision in New Kent County VA is the excessive speed provision pursuant to Va. Code 46.2-862. This law criminalizes speeding 20 mph over the posted limit or driving faster than 85 mph. State Troopers aggressively patrol Interstate 64 and Routes 60 & 249 in New Kent VA. Deputy Sheriffs patrol the county to include Quinton, Providence Forge & Lanexa. We defend these cases every week.
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Experience Matters – Retain a Recognized Professional
Our attorneys have dedicated their careers to defending reckless driving cases. Our lawyers are leaders in this practice area with a deep bench of experience from lecturing other attorneys about the status of the law at Virginia Trial Lawyers Association conventions to being a former Virginia State Trooper. You can benefit from our experience. An experienced New Kent VA Reckless Driving Attorney can present your best defense before the New Kent Courts. We know how to best protect our clients. 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.
Penalties for Reckless Driving Convictions in New Kent VA
- Maximum 12 months in jail
- Maximum $2,500 fine
- Loss of driving privileges
- Moving violation demerit points
- Increased automobile insurance rates
- Community service
- Driver improvement programs
- Possible employment problems
New Kent Reckless Driving DISMISSED on the merits
Our New Kent County VA reckless driving attorneys represented a client accused of reckless driving for excessive speed. In this case, we developed defenses to the particular RADAR device used to calculate our client’s speed. A not guilty plea was entered and the trial commenced. We were able to effectively cross examine the deputy sheriff who operated the RADAR in this case and made the reckless driving allegation. 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 motion to dismiss the case.
New Kent County Reckless Driving 99 mph REDUCED
Our New Kent Reckless Driving Attorneys represented a College of William & Mary student who was charged with Reckless Driving Speeding 99 miles per hour on Interstate 64. We were able to present compelling evidence and arguments to persuade the Court and Commonwealth Attorney to take the case under advisement to eventually significantly reduce the allegation. We prevailed and our client was found not guilty of reckless driving. Our client avoided a life changing misdemeanor criminal conviction.
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11/10/2015 | Updated 9/14/2020