Speeding Ticket Lawyer Northampton County VA
A Northampton County Speeding Ticket is a very common type of traffic violation on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. U.S. Route 13 is heavily patrolled by the Northampton County Sheriff’s Office, State Police, Cape Charles Police, Eastville Police, Exmore Police and the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel Police. Do not plead guilty to speeding before you consult with an attorney who specializes. A conviction can negatively affect you in many ways. Let our attorneys review your case.
CAUTION: A Northampton County VA reckless driving speeding conviction will on average increase the automobile insurance premium by 73% according to Insurance.com
Northampton County VA Speeding Ticket Defense Attorneys
Riley & Wells Attorneys-At-Law is a prominent local law firm that represents clients accused of speeding offenses throughout Northampton County VA. Our lawyers have defended thousands of speeding cases and have amassed over 60 years of collective traffic law experience. We are the Northampton County VA Speeding Ticket Attorneys that clients want representing them. Our office is located on “Lawyers Row” in the Historic Court Green in Eastville. We will examine your case in detail and use every resource the law allows to secure the best possible outcome.
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Virginia Speeding Ticket Penalties – Northampton County VA
- Excessive fines and court costs
- Assessment of moving violation demerit points
- Loss of driving privileges depending on speed and prior convictions
- Possible incarceration if excessive speed violated the reckless driving law
U.S. Route 13 Speed Trap in Northampton County VA
Virginia Criminal Misdemeanor Reckless Driving Speeding Law
The maximum speed limit on U.S. Route 13 in Northampton County is 55 mph. Driving 75 mph on Route 13 or 20 mph or more over the posted speed limit any where else in the county is a reckless driving violation pursuant to Va. Code 46.2-862. Reckless driving in Virginia is classified as a criminal misdemeanor. It is hard to believe, especially for licensed driver’s from other states, but you can be convicted of a criminal misdemeanor for driving 20 miles per hour over the speed limit in Northampton County VA.
Riley & Wells Attorneys-At-Law Defend Northampton VA Speeding Tickets
- 46.2-862 Reckless Driving – Speeding
- 46.2-870 Speeding
- 46.2-871 School Buses
- 46.2-872 Vehicles Under Special Permits
- 46.2-873 School Zone
- 46.2-873.1 Nonsurface Treated Highways
- 46.2-874 Business or Residential District
- 46.2-875 Certain Other Highways
- 46.2-877 Impeding the Flow of Traffic
- 46.2-878 Authority to Change Speed Limits
- 46.2-878.1 Highway Work Zone
- 46.2-878.2 Certain Residential Districts
- 46.2-881 Bridges, Tunnels and Interstates
- 46.2-947 Highway Safety Corridor
Northampton VA Law Enforcement Use RADAR to Aggressively Patrol County
State Police, Northampton Sheriff, Exmore Police, Eastville Police, Cape Charles Police & Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel Police all enforce the speed limit in Northampton County. Various speed detection devices are used to enforce the speed limit. We routinely defend speeding ticket cases in the Northampton VA courts. Our lawyers understand what the prosecution must prove. We are familiar with law enforcement methods of detecting speed. Our attorneys have the necessary expertise to protect you.
Exmore VA Police Department Speeding Ticket Defense Attorneys
The Town of Exmore is a small town on the Eastern Shore of Virginia in Northampton County that measures less than 3 square miles. This small town is big on speed enforcement. The speed limit on Route 13 drops from 55 mph to 45 mph in Exmore. Missing the drop in this speed zone change can quickly make your speeding case a violation of the reckless driving law. Exmore Police operate LASER speed enforcement from the Holiday Inn parking lot. NOTE: The issuance of a speeding ticket is not a conviction.
Cape Charles VA Speeding Ticket Lawyers
The Town of Cape Charles is located in Northampton County on Virginia’s Eastern Shore. The town has a total area of approximately 4 square miles. The Cape Charles Police Department is very small with approximately 5 police officers. Do not let this small police force fool you. Cape Charles Police take speed enforcement seriously. A common scenario involves drivers who exit off of U.S. Route 13 and onto Stone Road/Randolph Avenue where the speed limits changes from 55 mph down to 25 mph.
Frequently Asked Questions | Northampton County VA
Question: Do I have to appear in the Northampton County VA General District Court in order to defend my speeding case?
Answer: In most cases, the answer is no. An experienced attorney can typically defend a speeding case without the defendant motorist having to appear in the Northampton County VA General District Court.
Question: Will my Virginia Uniform Summons for speeding be dismissed if the police officer does not show up in the Northampton County VA General District Court on the trial date?
Answer: The Judge will likely continue the case if there is evidence of good cause for why the police officer is not present. Lack of good cause evidence to continue would likely result in a dismissal.
Question: Is the police officer required to show me the reading on his RADAR unit when a Virginia Uniform Summons is issued for speeding?
Answer: No. Virginia State Law does not require that a police officer must show the motorist the RADAR reading during a traffic stop for speeding.
Effective Defense Counsel for Northampton Speeding Cases
The facts of each speeding case can vary. We have the knowledge and expertise to select the best defenses and arguments for your particular circumstances. Some people don’t think they need a Northampton County VA Speeding Ticket Lawyer. This may be true in some instances, but a Northampton County VA Traffic Attorney can ensure that your rights are protected, that you are not intimidated in the courtroom, and that you secure the best result possible.
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7/21/2021 | Updated 4/24/2023