Lawrenceville VA Reckless Driving Lawyers

Reckless Driving in Lawrenceville VA is serious business. The Virginia State Troopers and Lawrenceville Police Officers strictly enforce the speed limit, which can often result in a misdemeanor reckless driving allegation depending on the speed evidence. If you have been accused of Reckless Driving in Lawrenceville VA, then you need an experienced Lawrenceville VA Reckless Driving Lawyer. In fact, particularly hard to believe for those from out-of-state, a motorist can be convicted of misdemeanor Reckless Driving for speeding as little as 11 miles per hour over the limit if the speed evidence is 81 miles per hour in a 70 mile per hour speed zone. A reckless driving conviction can negatively affect you in many ways.

CAUTION: A reckless driving conviction will on average increase the automobile insurance premium by 73% or $1,046 EACH YEAR, according to a study conducted by

Reckless Driving in the Commonwealth of Virginia is classified as a Class One Misdemeanor criminal offense and is punishable as follows:

  • Maximum 12 months in jail
  • Maximum $2,500 fine
  • Loss of driving privileges
  • Increased Automobile Insurance Rates
  • Community Service
  • Driver Improvement Programs
  • Potential Employment Problems

Lawrenceville VA Reckless Driving Client Reviews

Awesome Attorney 5.0 stars Posted by Yewande April 26, 2013 I contacted the law firm only based on the reviews i had seen on the website. I was not disappointed. Mr Wells explained everything from what he could accomplish and what i should expect. Of course everyone wants their case to be dismissed but im more than satisfied with the outcome and would recommend him without a moments notice to anyone second guessing their choice. You wont be sorry.

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

Experienced Reckless Driving Defense Attorneys Lawrenceville VA

Riley & Wells Attorneys-At-Law possess over 45 years of combined traffic law experience and are routinely recognized by Virginia Super Lawyers for our legal ability and ethical standards. We are the skilled Lawrenceville VA Reckless Driving Lawyers that clients want representing them. We will examine your case, deploy many strategies during our representation, and use every resource the law allows to secure our client’s the best possible outcome under the law. Contact an experienced Lawrenceville VA Reckless Driving Attorney who has an established working relationship with the Judges, prosecuting attorneys, law enforcement officers and clerk’s office.

Lawrenceville VA Reckless Driving Speeding Attorneys

recklessdrivingThe Virginia Reckless Driving-Speeding law pursuant to Va. Code 46.2-862 is perhaps the most enforced reckless driving provision. According to WalletHub, Virginia is one of the strictest states for Reckless Driving Speeding. In Lawrenceville VA, the Virginia State Police & Lawrenceville Police Officers who patrol Interstate 85 and Route 58 in Lawrenceville VA. The Town of Lawrenceville is in Brunswick County, which is where the Courthouse is located. The law states that a person shall be guilty of reckless driving if driving a motor vehicle at a speed of 20 miles per hour or more above the speed limit OR in excess of 80 miles per hour regardless of the speed limit. We defend this type of allegation in Lawrenceville VA every week and 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. NOTE: A Reckless Driving allegation is NOT a conviction. You can benefit from our experience.

Virginia law also criminalizes various other forms of driving behaviors as reckless driving as follows:

  • 46.2-852 General recklessness
  • 46.2-853 Fail to maintain proper control
  • 46.2-854 Passing on a grade or on a curve
  • 46.2-855 Driving while View obstructed/control impaired
  • 46.2-856 Passing two vehicles abreast
  • 46.2-857 Driving two abreast in a single lane
  • 46.2-858 Passing at a railroad grade crossing
  • 46.2-859 Passing a stopped school bus
  • 46.2-860 Failing to give proper signals
  • 46.2-861 Driving too fast for conditions
  • 46.2-861.1 Failure to “Move Over” or Yield to Stationary Emergency Vehicle
  • 46.2-862 Reckless Driving – Speeding
  • 46.2-863 Failure to yield
  • 46.2-864 Recklessness on parking lots, etc
  • 46.2-865 Racing
  • 46.2-865.1 Injuring or causing death of another while racing; penalties
  • 46.2-866 Racing; aiders or abettors
  • 46.2-867 Racing; seizure of motor vehicle
  • 46.2-868.1 Aggressive Driving

Lawrenceville VA Reckless Driving Speeding REDUCED

riley & wells are skilled lawrenceville va reckless driving lawyers that know how to protect their clients from reckless driving allegations

Lawrenceville VA Reckless Driving REDUCED

Riley & Wells Attorneys-At-Law represented a client from Maryland who was charged with misdemeanor reckless driving speeding 90/70 mph on Interstate 85 in Lawrenceville VA. During our client intake process, our client indicated to us what amounts to the “wrong car” defense. This is where the radar operator captures speed evidence thru the use of his RADAR unit, but sometimes there becomes an issue as to whether the police officer pulled over the correct vehicle. Our reckless driving attorneys thoroughly and completely analyzed our client’s case and we were able to convince the Judge to find our client not guilty of misdemeanor reckless driving. The Judge then granted our motion to reduce the allegation down to a minor speeding infraction. Our client was happy with the outcome, and perhaps more importantly, was glad that we achieved his goal of avoiding a permanent misdemeanor criminal conviction.

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11/10/2015 | Updated 7/10/2019