Experienced Petersburg VA Traffic Lawyer

A Petersburg police officer stops a motorist for a traffic violation to issue traffic ticket in Petersburg VAThe traffic law is strictly enforced in Petersburg Virginia. Petersburg Police Officers and Virginia State Troopers aggressively patrol the streets of Petersburg and Interstates 95 and 85. Traffic violations are classified as felonies, misdemeanors and infractions. An experienced Petersburg VA Traffic Lawyer can typically represent the client in misdemeanor and infraction cases without the client having to appear in Court. Our goal is to protect the client. Our lawyers will present your best defense.

CAUTION: A traffic violation conviction may increase the automobile insurance premium by as much as 79%, according to a study conducted by Insurance.com

Successful Petersburg VA Traffic Law Attorney

A Best Law Firm for Virginia Criminal Law and Traffic Defense Riley & Wells Attorneys-At-Law is a reputable local Petersburg VA law firm. Our lawyers possess over 45 years of collective traffic law experience. We are routinely recognized by the legal community for superior legal ability and the highest ethical standards. Our traffic attorneys examine every case with great care. We present every applicable defense and use every resource the law allows to secure our client the best possible outcome under the law. We have the necessary experience to help prevent bad things from happening.

Petersburg VA Traffic Lawyer Client Reviews

John Venezia
John Venezia
15:28 04 Oct 17
Extremely happy with the outcome of my case. Well worth the money. I recommend to anyone (in state or out of state) to obtain their services for VA traffic issues.

Traffic Violation Penalties – Petersburg VA

  • Incarceration
  • Maximum fines of $2500
  • Loss of driving privileges
  • Moving violation demerit points
  • Increased automobile insurance premiums
  • Employment issues

Petersburg Traffic Court Defense Attorneys

Petersburg VA Traffic Court Defense AttorneysOur attorneys specialize in traffic law defense. We represent clients in the Petersburg VA General District Court every week. We believe that clients benefit from local lawyers who specialize and represent clients before the same Judge. The Code of Virginia classifies various forms of driving as traffic violations. We can defend any traffic violation. Let us review your case. We can protect your freedom and your future. You can benefit from our experience.

Riley & Wells Attorneys-At-Law Can Defend Any Petersburg VA Traffic Violation

  • No valid driver’s license
  • Hit & Run
  • DUI
  • Habitual Offender
  • Eluding the Police
  • Aggressive driving
  • Drive revoked 18.2-272
  • Suspended driver’s license
  • Commercial driver violations
  • License restoration
  • Handheld cellphone use while driving
  • Fail to “Move Over”
  • Out-of-state Driver
  • Speeding Ticket
  • Accidents
  • Moving violations
  • No automobile insurance

Reckless Driving Tractor Trailer Accident DISMISSED

petersburg reckless driving accident dismissed because just because there is an accident and you may be charged with reckless driving does not mean you will be convicted of reckless drivingOur Petersburg VA Traffic Attorneys represented a commercial driver operating a tractor trailer on Interstate 85 in Petersburg VA. Our client was involved in an accident. After a careful review of the case, we developed two defenses: 1) our client may not have been in violation of the Bacon and Powers cases, which states the legal premise that the mere happening of accident is not necessarily a violation of the reckless driving law; and, 2) the criminal prosecution was brought in the wrong jurisdiction.

We believed the state trooper alleged the reckless driving violation occurred in the wrong jurisdiction. On the trial date, we entered a plea of not guilty on behalf of the client and the Court heard testimony from the state trooper. At the appropriate time, we made a motion to strike the case for lack of proper jurisdiction. The Judge agreed and dismissed the case. The Double Jeopardy clause of the U.S. Constitution protected the client from a retrial in the proper jurisdiction.

Petersburg Driving on a Suspended Driver’s License DISMISSED

a suspended driver's license can limit ones mobility. call a petersburg virginia traffic lawyer today to help with your caseOur lawyers represented a client who charged with driving on a suspended driver’s license. The defense to the case was whether our client had proper “notice” that he knew his driving privileges were suspended. A careful review of the client’s driving record revealed a “notice” defense. We convinced the Judge to dismiss the matter.

Petersburg 3rd Offense Suspended License REDUCED to No O.L.

A skilled Petersburg VA traffic attorney can assist you with your traffic violation in the Petersburg General District CourtOur Petersburg VA Traffic Attorneys represented a client who was charged with driving on a suspended license 3rd offense. A conviction for 3rd offense driving on a suspended license within 10 years automatically means 10 mandatory minimum days in jail. Additional penalties include further loss of driving privileges and a maximum fine of $2,500. In this case, we were able to protect our client from these harsh penalties by reducing the case to the lesser offense of no valid driver’s license.

Petersburg VA Traffic Lawyer Client Review

Best Lawyer in Virginia 5.0 stars Posted by Roberto February 25, 2015 I was heading home to NY from a funeral in NC and was pulled over in VA. The trooper informed me that it's reckless driving in VA going over 80 mph. This is the first time I was pulled over for such a fractious situation. As you might imagine I was saddened by the loss of a family member only to encounter this on my way back. Little did I know that a reckless driving offense in VA carries a misdemeanor charge. Panicked, I hired Mitch through a colleague at work who happened to use his services. I did not regret it at all. Office staff and Mr. Wells himself were true professionals and eased my nerves at a delicate time. Please use this gentlemen for your needs though I hope my experience will teach others to slow down. It's not worth it. When i did the math at the speed limit versus speeding, it only saved me an hour. My advise? Slow down.

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11/10/2015 | Updated 2/22/2020