New Kent County VA Traffic Lawyer

The New Kent County VA courthouse is located on New Kent Highway. All contested New Kent County traffic cases are tried in this courthouse.The New Kent County Deputy Sheriffs and Virginia State Troopers that patrol New Kent County are serious about law enforcement. The state troopers and deputy sheriffs tend to focus their attention to Interstate 64, Route 60, Route 30 and New Kent Highway (Route 249), as well as the Providence Forge, Quinton, Lanexa & Eltham areas of the county. Some people do not think they need a traffic lawyer if they have received a traffic ticket for a minor traffic infraction. This may be true in some instances, but our New Kent County VA Traffic Lawyers will ensure that you are not intimated in the courtroom, that you do not crack under cross-examination and that your best defense is presented. Minor traffic infractions are often still worth defending to protect the driving record, the automobile insurance policy and driving privileges in some instances. Additionally, we can often appear before the Court on our client’s behalf and successfully resolve the case.

Experienced Traffic Attorneys New Kent County

virginia police office writing speeding ticket in new kent county va driver calls his lawyerRiley & Wells Attorneys-At-Law is an established local law firm that represents clients accused of traffic violations every week before the New Kent Courts. Our New Kent Traffic Law Attorneys have complied over 45 years of combined traffic law experience and are recognized annually by groups such as Best Lawyers for our excellence. We examine each case with meticulous precision so that every possible defense is analyzed and presented to the Court if applicable. It is important to note that not all traffic violations are considered minor infractions. The Code of Virginia classifies many offenses as misdemeanors and some as felonies. Most of these criminal traffic offenses are punishable as follows:

  • Maximum fine of $2,500
  • 12 months in jail [Felony conviction carries longer sentence]
  • Suspension or Revocation of driving privileges
  • Assessment of DMV demerit points
  • Increased automobile insurance premiums or loss of policy
  • Loss of employment or employment opportunities

In you find yourself in a scenario where you have been accused of being in violation of a serious traffic offense, then it would be wise to retain a respected New Kent VA Traffic Lawyer. Some of the more frequently enforced serious traffic violations are as follows:

  • Habitual Offender
  • DUI
  • Eluding the Police [Misdemeanor & Felony]
  • Hit & Run-Leaving the Scene of an Accident [Misdemeanor & Felony]
  • Driving Without a Valid License [46.2-300]
  • Driving on a Suspended or Revoked License [46.2-301]
  • Driving while Suspended DUI Related [18.2-272 & 46.2-391]
  • Commercial Driver’s License Violations
  • Aggressive Driving

New Kent County VA Traffic Lawyer Client Reviews

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New Kent County VA Client Review

New Kent VA Traffic Lawyer Client Review

New Kent VA Allowing Unauthorized Person To Drive REDUCED

driving on a suspended license in new kent county is a serious offense and requires representation by a new kent traffic lawyer

New Kent VA Driving Suspended allegation REDUCED

Our New Kent Traffic Lawyers represented a client who was accused of allowing a suspended driver to operate a motor vehicle. The incident in question involved a traffic accident where the driver of a motor vehicle’s driving privileges were revoked by the DMV. Our client was the owner of the vehicle being operating and the father of the driver. The New Kent Deputy Sheriff was alleging that our client knew his sons driving privileges were revoked and that he allowed him to operate the vehicle at the time it crashed. Our client was prepared to testify that he did not know of his adult son’s driving status of being revoked and that his son took the vehicle without permission. This was a very important matter for our client as this allegation is a misdemeanor criminal offense and our client is a contract worker and needed to maintain various security clearances. Our traffic attorneys had gathered all of the necessary evidence to present the best defense at trial, but we were also to convince the prosecution to significantly reduce the allegation if our client was willing to accept a minor traffic infraction with a $10 fine. Our client did not want to take the risk of perhaps not prevailing at trial and after all – a $10 fine for a no demerit point traffic infraction was not considered a loss. Our client was very happy with the outcome.     

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.

NOTE: Do not pre-pay your New Kent County traffic ticket without consulting an experienced attorney. Do not appear in Court alone without first consulting a lawyer. Do not be intimidated in the courtroom. We offer free no obligation initial consultations. Our New Kent County VA Traffic Lawyers will be able to explain how we can assist you with your case.

Contact us today for a free evaluation of YOUR case!

By Mitch Wells 11/10/2015 | Updated 4/30/2018