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Best Law Firm 2024 Riley Wells Attorneys at Law - Traffic Ticket, Reckless Driving, Speeding, and Virginia Criminal Defense LawyerRiley & Wells Attorneys-At-Law is an established law firm that concentrates its Newport News VA law practice defending clients accused of criminal law offenses, which include DUI / DWI,  reckless driving, speeding & traffic violations. We are recognized as a “Best Law Firm” by U.S. News & World Report for superior legal ability and ethical standards. Law enforcement in Newport News VA is serious about enforcing the criminal & traffic laws. Our attorneys in Newport News understand the nuances of criminal & traffic law. We are familiar with the Courts because we represent clients charged with these offenses everyday. Our firm has been positively reviewed more times than any other law firm that represents clients charged with Newport News VA criminal offenses & traffic violations.

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The City of Newport News is a part of the Hampton Roads metro area. It is located at the southernmost end of the Virginia peninsula. Interstates 64 & 664 run through Newport News. The Newport News Police Department & State Police aggressively enforce I-64 & I-664 as well as the rest of the City, which includes Denbigh, Oyster Point & Warwick. All traffic violation cases are set for trial before the Judge. Do not plead guilty to your case without consulting a lawyer specializing in defending Newport News traffic cases. In Virginia, a conviction is permanent and cannot be expunged.

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Free Consultation with Most Rated Newport News VA LawyersSome folks think they do not need a Newport News VA attorney to defend their criminal case or traffic violation. For criminal cases, a lack of experience and legal knowledge are primary considerations. Those concerns along with being able to make it to the courthouse for the trial date are issues for traffic violation cases. The average person does not understand the best course of action to defend a case. Experienced Newport News VA lawyers know the best tactics for obtaining the best results. Our lawyers spend hours in the Newport News VA Courts and are familiar with the habits of the different judges and the law enforcement officers who make the arrests and issue the traffic tickets.

Top Law Firm for Criminal Defense – Newport News

Criminal Defense DUI DWI Attorney Newport News VAOur Newport News VA Criminal Defense Firm has dedicated their careers to the practice of criminal law. Our Newport News criminal defense attorneys handle a wide range of criminal cases. Every criminal case is a mix of procedure and substantive law. Title 19.2 of the Va. Code, the Virginia Supreme Court rules, and the Constitutions of the United States and Virginia govern criminal procedure. The substantive criminal law is primarily located in Title 18.2 of the Va. Code. Consult with an experienced Newport News VA lawyer who can properly assess your case, provide necessary guidance and best represent your interests. Our lawyers are members of prestigious legal organizations. We believe this makes us better advocates.

Newport News VA Attorneys Recognized by Super Lawyers

Super Lawyers for Virginia Criminal Law and Traffic Defense Super Lawyers is a legal rating service comprised of outstanding lawyers from over 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. This organization recognizes the top rated lawyers nationwide across a variety of practice areas and firm sizes using a patented process of independent research and peer input. Our Newport News VA law firm has 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 Newport News specialist who has been recognized with this elite award.

City of Newport News DUI / DWI Lawyers

Best Newport News VA DUI DWI LawyersA proper DUI / DWI investigation requires strict attention to detail. Newport News Police and State Troopers investigating DUI / DWI cases are highly trained. Our skilled Newport News DUI / DWI Lawyers understand what specifics to look for when representing a motorist accused of drunk driving. Countless defenses are recognized by the law, but only DUI / DWI attorneys with the proper training and experience know how to find them and best present them to the Court. We have successfully defended hundreds of DUI cases. Only skilled representation can help you navigate a maze of penalties and post-judgment requirements. Effective Newport News DUI / DWI lawyers can negotiate cases where the Commonwealth’s evidence overwhelmingly proves a violation.

Successful Reckless Driving Defense Attorneys Newport News VA

Reckless Driving Speeding Ticket Newport News VAVirginia has one of the strictest reckless driving laws in the Country, according to WalletHub. Va. Code 46.2-862 states in part that a motorist can be convicted of criminal misdemeanor reckless driving for driving faster than 85 mph or 20 mph over the posted speed limit. The maximum speed limit on the Interstates through Newport News VA can vary. Newport News reckless driving law enforcement issue thousands of traffic tickets every year for this offense. NOTE: The issuance of a summons or traffic ticket is NOT a conviction. Contact an experienced attorney before you plead guilty. Newport News VA reckless driving convictions cannot be expunged.

Newport News VA Lawyers Defending I-64 Cases

Newport News VA Lawyers Defending I-64 CasesInterstate 64, along with Route 60/Warwick Boulevard, Route 17/J. Clyde Morris Boulevard, Victory Boulevard & Mercury Boulevard serve as the primary highways through Newport News, VA. I-64 runs through Newport News for approximately 12 miles and connects with Fort Eustis Boulevard, Jefferson Avenue, Victory Boulevard & J. Clyde Morris Boulevard. I-664 runs through the Monitor-Merrimac Tunnel. We routinely defend I-64 & I-664 traffic cases. This practice allows us to present the best defense. Allow us to review your case and put our extensive experience to work for you!

Virginia Summons Issued by Newport News VA Police for District Court

Newport News VA Reckless Driving Speeding Traffic Ticket LawyerA common scenario that brings people to the Courthouse in Newport News is the issuance of a Virginia Summons. This is the document issued by Newport News Police and State Police during a traffic stop. This document is referred to as a ticket. A law enforcement officer can issue a summons for a criminal misdemeanor offense or a traffic infraction. The summons serves as legal notice for the alleged violation. Signing the summons is not an admission of guilt. The summons advises you that a hearing has been set before the Court in Newport News.  Let our Newport News VA attorneys review your summons. We can develop a defense strategy even if you think you are guilty.

Extensive Specialized Training Make Better Newport News Advocates

Newport News VA Criminal Traffic DUI DWI Trial LawyersOur Newport News law firm includes members of  prestigious legal organizations, such as the the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association (VTLA). The VTLA’s mission is dedicated to enhancing the skills, knowledge, and professionalism of trial lawyers. We believe membership and leadership with prominent trial lawyer organizations make us better Newport News trial lawyers and advocates for our clients. Criminal law and traffic defense attorneys are trial lawyers. Not all lawyers are trial lawyers. It is in your best interests to consult a Newport News VA lawyer with specialized training if you need representation before the Newport News Courts for either a criminal law allegation or a summons for a traffic violation. We will present your best defense!

Newport News Trial Courts Are Adversarial By Design

Newport News VA Criminal Law Reckless Driving Traffic Violation Defense AttorneyIf you have been accused of violating a Newport News VA criminal or traffic law, then your case will eventually be set for trial before the Newport News Courts. Criminal and traffic violation trials are adversarial in nature. This involves a structured and formalized dispute between the Newport News Commonwealth Attorney’s Office and the defense. 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 to be able to challenge the other’s evidence and arguments. The judge evaluates the evidence and arguments to reach a verdict. This system ensures that the prosecution meets its high standard of proof.

“AV Preeminent” Newport News Lawyer • Martindale-Hubbell Top Rating

Newport News VA Criminal Defense Attorney Traffic Lawyers Reckless Driving Speeding TicketFor over 135 years, Martindale-Hubbell has been the authority for evaluating the legal ability and ethical standards of lawyers through a Rating system established by judges and attorneys. Riley & Wells Attorneys-At-Law is an AV Preeminent® rated Newport News VA law firm. The top Martindale-Hubbell rating standard. This is awarded to top rated lawyers who are ranked at the highest level of professional excellence for legal expertise, communication skills, and ethical standards. Retain a Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent rated Newport News criminal law & traffic defense firm for your case. Review the law firm’s legal rating and exercise caution before you retain a Newport News attorney with an inferior rating for legal ability and ethical standards.

Newport News Traffic Lawyers Presenting the Best Defense

Newport News VA Speeding Ticket AttorneysThe Newport News traffic law classifies numerous offenses as traffic law violations. Some offenses are more serious than others. Traffic violations can be classified as a traffic infraction or a criminal offense. Criminal traffic offenses can be classified as either a felony or a misdemeanor. Traffic infractions can either be a demerit point offense or a non-moving offense. The classification of offense depends on the severity of the conduct. If you have been accused of violating any traffic law, then it would be wise to consult an experienced Newport News lawyer. A traffic violation conviction may negatively affect your freedom and your future. CAUTION: A traffic violation will significantly increase the automobile insurance premium according to Insurance.com

Top Rated Lawyers in Newport News VA For Criminal & Traffic Defense

Newport News VA Traffic LawyersNewport News is part of the Hampton Roads metropolitan area. It is at the southeastern end of the Virginia Peninsula, on the northern shore of the James River. Newport News is located along the I-64 corridor. The Circuit Court is located at 2500 Washington Avenue in Newport News VA. The majority of cases filed in the General District Court are traffic violation cases such as DUI / DWI, reckless driving and speeding. Newport Police & State Police cases go before the General District Court every day of the week. Our top rated Newport News lawyers will present your best defense. Do not plead guilty without first consulting an accomplished Newport News defense attorney.

Legal Elite Recognizes Top Newport News Attorney

Legal Elite Recognizes Top Newport News AttorneyVirginia Business is dedicated to covering activity in the Newport News legal community. In cooperation with the Virginia Bar Association, they have been recognizing Top Virginia Attorneys with its Legal Elite Award since 2000. There are over 23,000 legal practitioners in the Commonwealth. Legal Elite recognitions are awarded to approximately 1400 attorneys each year. This is an exclusive list of top rated attorneys who have been recognized for legal excellence. Only outstanding and experienced professionals are recognized for being Legal Elite. A lawyer cannot purchase his or her way in to being recognized as a member of the Virginia Business Legal Elite community. Allow a Newport News Legal Elite Attorney to review your case.

Sustaining Member National College for Newport News DUI / DWI Defense

Newport News VA DUI DWI Attorney Defense LawyerThe National College for DUI Defense (NCDD) is an organization dedicated to improving the trial skills of DUI / DWI attorneys. NCDD members are the most experienced DUI  / DWI defense lawyers. Newport News DUI / DWI cases are complex because they require an understanding of scientific and legal processes. The legal issues of a Newport News DUI / DWI case ranges from search and seizure to complex evidentiary issues. These legal issues intersect in a DUI / DWI case with scientific areas of expertise, such as toxicology and the pseudo-scientific areas of field sobriety testing. Our attorneys in Newport News Virginia understand the operations of breath test equipment and other instruments utilized by forensic laboratories in the process of testing for intoxicants.

Out of State Driver Retain Top Newport News Lawyers

Out of State Driver Retain Top Newport News LawyersMany motorists who are driving through Newport News are actually licensed to drive in other states or are not from the area. Do not ignore your case just because you are not a Virginia driver. These cases can range from a minor speeding ticket to something more serious that triggered an arrest. Just because you are not from the area does not mean you can ignore an incident that occurred during your visit to the Beach. If convicted, the incident will follow you and be reported back to the home state. We represent residents from Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Maryland, District of Columbia, Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont and other states.

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Superb Avvo Rated Attorneys Serving Newport NewsThe Avvo Lawyer Rating can help you find the right lawyers in Newport News. Avvo was derived from “avvocato”, the Italian word for lawyer. Avvo is a legal directory that rates legal professionals using a mathematical model on a scale of 1 (Extreme  Caution) to 10 (Superb). Members of our Newport News law firm maintain a 10.0 Superb Avvo rating. Avvo collects relevant information from state bar associations, other organizations that license Newport News legal professionals and thousands of consumers to calculate its rating. The same set of standards are used for every lawyer that is evaluated. The Avvo rating is merit based. You cannot pay a fee to improve your Avvo rating.

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4/9/2022 | Updated 5/21/2024

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