Experienced Lexington VA Top Rated Traffic Lawyer • 1500+ Client Reviews

Best Law Firm 2024 Riley Wells Attorneys at Law - Traffic Ticket, Reckless Driving, Speeding, and Virginia Criminal Defense Lawyer Riley & Wells Attorneys-At-Law is an established law firm. We specialize in defending traffic violation cases. Our lawyers have over 60 years of combined traffic law experience. We have been recognized as a “Best Law Firm” by U.S. News & World Report. We are recognized for superior legal ability and high ethical standards. Our attorneys examine each traffic case in detail. There are many strategies that an experienced Lexington VA traffic lawyer must know. Our lawyers use every resource available to secure our client the best possible outcome. We have been favorably reviewed more times than any other law firm that defends Lexington VA traffic cases. CAUTION: A traffic violation conviction may increase the automobile insurance premium by 79%, according to Insurance.com

Riley & Wells Attorneys-At-Law Defend Lexington VA Traffic Violations

  • Aggressive driving
  • Out-of-state drivers
  • Speeding ticket
  • Accidents
  • Moving violations
  • Fail to yield to emergency vehicle
  • No valid driver’s license
  • No automobile insurance
  • Reckless Driving
  • Fail to “Move Over”
  • Suspended driver’s license
  • Handheld cellphone use while driving
  • Hit & Run
  • DUI
  • Eluding the police
  • License restoration
  • Commercial driver violations
  • Driving revoked 18.2-272

Top Rated Traffic Lawyer Client Review

Zach Murray
Zach Murray
Fantastic results from a Professional Team that answered every question promptly. Can't argue with great results! Highly recommended.

Free Consultation with Most Rated Lexington VA Traffic Lawyers

Free Consultation with Most Rated Lexington VA Traffic LawyersSome folks think they do not need a Lexington VA traffic lawyer for their case. One of the biggest issues with representing yourself is being able to make it to the Lexington courthouse for trial. The average person typically does not understand the best course of action to defend a particular traffic case. Experienced Lexington VA traffic attorneys know the best tactics and options for obtaining the best results. Our traffic attorneys spend hours in the Lexington VA Courts every week and are familiar with the habits of the different judges and the law enforcement officers who make the arrests and issue tickets for traffic violations. This local knowledge is invaluable in order to present the best defense.

Virginia Uniform Summons Traffic Ticket Issued by Lexington Police

Virginia Uniform Summons Traffic Ticket Issued by Lexington PoliceA Virginia Uniform Summons is the legal document issued by Lexington VA law enforcement officers during a traffic stop. Motorists often refer to this document as either a traffic ticket or citation. The summons serves as legal notice for the alleged traffic violation. Signing the summons is not an admission of guilt. The summons advises you that a hearing will be at the Lexington Courthouse on a particular date and time. Law enforcement can also issue a summons for criminal offenses such as reckless driving and other misdemeanor offenses. Allow our top rated Lexington VA traffic lawyers to review your summons. We can develop a defense strategy even if you think you are guilty.

Lexington Traffic Attorney Recognized by Virginia Super Lawyers

Super Lawyers for Virginia Criminal Law and Traffic DefenseSuper Lawyers is a legal rating service of outstanding attorneys from over 70 practice areas including traffic law who have attained the highest degree of recognition and professional achievement. This organization recognizes the nation’s top rated attorneys using a patented process of independent research and peer input. Our Lexington traffic lawyers have been recognized by this publication since 2009. No more than five percent of the Virginia lawyers are named to this list and no more than 2.5 percent are named to the Rising Stars list. This recognition is merit based. Retain a Lexington VA traffic attorney who has been recognized by Virginia Super Lawyers with this elite award.

Experienced Traffic Lawyer Lexington VA

Experienced Traffic Attorneys Lexington VATitle 46.2 of the Virginia Motor Vehicle Code classifies traffic offenses. Offenses can range from minor traffic infractions to serious criminal felony offenses. The Lexington Police Department and State Troopers aggressively enforce these traffic laws. Most Lexington VA traffic violations are issued on a Virginia Uniform Summons, commonly known as the ticket. More serious offense such as DUI, eluding the police and leaving the scene of an accident (hit and run) will trigger an arrest.

Superb Avvo Rated Lexington Traffic Lawyers

Superb Avvo Rated Lexington Traffic LawyersThe Avvo Rating can help you find the right Lexington VA traffic lawyer. Avvo is a legal directory that rates lawyers using a special model on a scale of 1 (Extreme  Caution) to 10 (Superb). Members of our Lexington VA traffic law firm maintain a 10.0 Superb Avvo rating. Avvo gathers relevant information from state bar associations, other organizations that license legal professionals and consumers to calculate the Avvo rating. The same set of standards is used for all lawyers evaluated. The Avvo rating is merit based. You cannot pay a fee to improve your Avvo rating. Exercise caution when you consult with a Lexington traffic attorney who is not properly rated.

Lexington VA Traffic Ticket Traffic Court Representation

Lexington VA Traffic Ticket Traffic Court RepresentationA Lexington traffic ticket and the associated penalty if convicted can jeopardize your future. A professional can assist you with your traffic case. Most traffic ticket violations are classified as moving violations. These offenses can trigger various negative consequences. We can protect your driving record and automobile insurance policy. Incarceration and loss of driving privileges are imposed by the Court in more serious cases. Our Traffic Lawyers can help you secure the best outcome.

Penalties for Virginia Traffic Violations

  • Maximum $2,500 fine
  • Incarceration
  • Loss of driving privileges
  • Moving violation demerit points
  • Increased automobile insurance premiums
  • Employment issues

Lexington Virginia Traffic Courts Are Adversarial By Design

Lexington Virginia Traffic Courts Are Adversarial By DesignIf you have been accused of a Lexington VA traffic violation, then your case will eventually be set for trial before the Lexington General District Court. Trials are adversarial in nature. This involves a structured and formalized dispute between the defense and the Lexington Commonwealth Attorney’s Office. The adversarial system is designed to ensure a fair trial according to the rules of law and evidence by allowing each party to present their case and challenge the other party’s evidence and arguments. The Lexington judge evaluates the evidence, arguments, and reaches a verdict. This system ensures that the prosecution meets its high standard of proof. Our Lexington VA traffic lawyer can help you with your case.

Holding Cell Phone While Driving is a Lexington VA Traffic Violation

Lexington VA Traffic Lawyer Hands Free Mobile Phone Law AttorneyLexington Police, the Sheriff’s Office and State Police aggressively enforces the Virginia “Hands Free” driving law. The law prohibits having a phone or handheld personal communication device in your hand while driving pursuant to Va. Code §46.2-818.2. The Lexington law enforcement officer does not need to obtain evidence that you were doing anything in particular on the phone or device like texting to prove a violation. This offense is a moving violation demerit point offense. A conviction will post to the driving record. However, there are exceptions. The hands free law does not apply to drivers who are lawfully parked or stopped, drivers reporting emergencies, and drivers using an amateur or citizens band radio.

Hit & Run Leave Scene of Accident Case DISMISSED

Hit & Run Leave Scene of Accident Case DISMISSEDOur traffic lawyers defended a client accused of felony leaving the scene of an accident. The accident involved personal injury. The client was driving through an Intersection when the crash occurred. The vehicle struck an object later determined to be a pedestrian near a crosswalk. There were injuries. The client circled the block to return to the scene of the accident. The client explained to police that she never saw a pedestrian. The Judge agreed with our argument and dismissed the case.

Lexington VA “AV Preeminent” Traffic Lawyer • Martindale-Hubbell Top Rating

AV Preeminent Lexington VA Traffic Lawyers Reckless Driving Speeding Ticket Attorneys For over a century, Martindale-Hubbell has been the authority for evaluating the legal ability and ethical standards of attorneys through a Peer Review Rating system established by judges and attorneys. Riley & Wells Attorneys-A-Law is a Lexington Virginia AV Preeminent® rated traffic violation defense law firm. The top Martindale-Hubbell rating standard. This is awarded to lawyers who are ranked at the highest level of professional excellence for legal expertise, communication skills, and ethical standards. Retain a top rated Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent rated Lexington traffic lawyer for your case. Review the law firm’s legal rating and exercise caution before you retain a Lexington traffic attorney with an inferior rating for legal ability and ethical standards.

Reckless Driving Speeding 80/55 NOT GUILTY

Reckless Driving Speeding 80/55 NOT GUILTYLexington reckless driving cases are more serious than you may think. Our traffic attorneys represented a client from Maryland for reckless driving because he was driving too fast. The State Trooper used R.A.D.A.R. to determine the speed. The State Trooper alleged a criminal misdemeanor reckless driving violation pursuant to Va. Code 46.2-862 due to the speed of 80 mph in a 55 mph speed zone. We were able to appear in Court for our client without him having to return. We were successful with arguments to protect our client. We convinced the Judge to dismiss the case.

Lexington Traffic Violation Convictions Are Assessed DMV Demerit Points

Lexington Traffic Violation Convictions Are Assessed DMV Demerit PointsThere are numerous types of DMV demerit point violations. Demerit points are assessed by the DMV when a driver is convicted of a demerit point offense in the Lexington Courts. Demerit points associated with a Lexington conviction remain valid for two years from the date the Lexington offense is committed. Different violations carry different point assignments, depending on the seriousness of the offense. Convictions for serious offenses such as reckless driving carry 6 demerit points. One safe driving point is assigned for each full calendar year without any violations or suspensions. A motorist may accumulate a maximum of five safe driving points. For out-of-state drivers, the Lexington VA traffic conviction is eventually reported to the home state DMV.

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8/4/2021 | Updated 4/17/2024

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