Petersburg VA Criminal Trial Lawyer

any criminal or traffic case in petersburg goes before the petersburg courts in downtown petersburg vaRiley & Wells Attorneys-At-Law is an established local law firm that dedicates its law practice to defending clients accused of criminal and traffic offenses. The criminal law is a highly specialized area of the law. Our Petersburg VA Criminal Trial Lawyers represent clients before the Petersburg Courts every week and defend offenses ranging from minor speeding infractions to violent felony offenses. Our attorneys possess over 40 combined years of law experience and are routinely recognized by the legal community for superior legal ability and the highest of ethical standards. If you have been accused of a Criminal Offense, DUI or a Reckless Driving Traffic Violation in Petersburg VA, then you need the best representation possible.

Petersburg VA Trial Lawyer Client Review

Jonathan Kibbey a month ago- My experience at Riley and Wells was excellent. My free consultation took place over the phone which was convenient but also very thorough. Mr. Riley took the time to listen to the details of my case, gave me an idea of what to expect in court, and advised me on what to do before going to ensure a better result. When my court date arrived Mr. Wells spoke with me briefly about the details and what he anticipated the result would be before meeting with the prosecutor. I ended up with all three charges, one of which was reckless driving dismissed! Thank you for a great experience.

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The prosecution has attorneys acting in their best interests. Why shouldn’t you? We fight for our clients using every resource the law allows to achieve the best possible outcome and consider guilty pleas only when they are in the best interest of our clients. We have earned the respect of judges, prosecutors and law enforcement officers in Petersburg Virginia as skilled attorneys who know how to both effectively defend criminal, DUI & reckless driving traffic cases and who are not afraid to challenge the evidence in tough cases.

We are the Petersburg VA Trial Attorneys that you want on your side. We have the experience, integrity, and expertise you need to protect your rights. Do you want an attorney who will process your case through the courts as quickly as possible without ever really taking the time to learn your case? Of course not. You want an accomplished advocate, who will stand by your side, from beginning to end, to represent you professionally, and aggressively if necessary.

Reckless Driving-DUI-Criminal Defense Attorneys Petersburg VA

petersburg va general district courtroomRiley & Wells Attorneys-At-Law are rated “AV Preeminent” by Martindale-Hubbell for the highest level of professional excellence in legal ability and ethical standards. Our law firm concentrates its practice in the area of criminal law. Criminal trials are a very complicated and highly specialized  area of the law. Don’t trust your future to a law firm that  either juggles many areas of law or simply does not possess the experience.

We represent every client with professionalism and ensure that their due process rights and constitutional privileges are protected. We defend clients each week in the Petersburg Courts and believe this philosophy, which enables us to engage daily with the various Petersburg VA Judges and Commonwealth Attorney’s Office, ensures that our client’s best possible defense is presented.

Petersburg VA Attorney Case Result


Petersburg Reckless Driving & No Valid Driver’s License DISMISSED

riley and wells petersburg traffic lawyers succesfully represented a client and convinced the court to dismiss two misdemeanor traffic offenses

Petersburg VA Misdemeanor Traffic Cases DISMISSED

Our Petersburg VA traffic lawyers represented a client who was alleged to have been driving recklessly by speed on Interstate 95 in Petersburg VA. A Virginia State Trooper pulled our client over and made to misdemeanor allegations against our client. One offense alleged a violation of the reckless driving law and the other was an allegation of driving without a valid driver’s license. Both offense trigger harsh penalties. We thoroughly prepared the case and were ready for trial. On the trial date, we detected some flaws in the trooper’s evidence. At the begining of the trial, we entered a motion to waive our client’s appearance, which was granted. This saved our client, who was a North Carolina resident, from having to drive back to Petersburg for trial. This also protected our client from any possible jail sentence. At the appropriate time during the trial, we made proper objections to some of the trooper’s evidence and timely made a motion to strike the Commonwealth’s case, which was granted. We were able to have both the misdemeanor reckless driving and driving with no valid driver’s license cases DISMISSED.

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Virginia Super Lawyers Riley & Wells Attorneys-At-Law regularly represent clients from Petersburg, Burrowsville, Brunswick County, Carson, Caroline County, Charles City, Chester, Chesterfield County, Dinwiddie County, Disputanta, Fort Lee, Garysville, Goochland County, Greensville County, Hopewell, Henrico County, Jordan Point, Midlothian, Mechanicsville, New Bohemia, Powhatan County, Prince George, Richmond, Sussex  County, Varina, Waverly, as well as clients from across Virginia and other states.

By Mitch Wells 11/10/2015 | Updated 2/11/2017