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Best Law Firm 2024 Riley Wells Attorneys at Law - Traffic Ticket, Reckless Driving, Speeding, and Virginia Criminal Defense Lawyer Riley & Wells Attorneys-At-Law are established top rated local Powhatan County VA lawyers that specialize in criminal law, firearms law & defending motorists charged with DUI / DWI, reckless driving, speeding and traffic violations. We are recognized as a “Best Law Firm” by U.S. News & World Report for superior legal ability and ethical standards. Many of the cases filed in the Powhatan Courts are criminal & traffic law cases. We represent clients before the Powhatan Courts every week. Our firm has been positively reviewed more times than any other law firm that represents clients charged with Powhatan County VA criminal offenses & traffic violations. Put our attorneys in Powhatan County Virginia to work for you. We can help! Let us review your case.

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Powhatan County VA Reckless Driving Speeding Ticket Traffic LawyersPowhatan County is located west of Richmond in between the James River and Appomattox River. Powhatan is considered part of the Greater Richmond Metro Area. Route 288 is the largest highway that runs through the county. This route crosses through the eastern most corner of the county. Route 288 connects the western section of I-64 with the southern section of I-95. Route 60, also known as Anderson Highway is the longest highway that runs through the county. Route 522 is another major highway in Powhatan. This highway connects Route 60 to Goochland County. Route 522 is also known as Maidens Road. Route 711 also known as Huguenot Trail enters the county from Chesterfield and follows the Upper James River.

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Powhatan County VA Criminal Defense Attorney DUI DWI Reckless Driving Traffic Ticket Speeding Lawyer Free ConsultationSome folks think they do not need a Powhatan County 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 particular case. Experienced Powhatan VA lawyers know the best tactics for obtaining the best results. Our lawyers spend hours in the Powhatan VA Courts every month and are familiar with the habits of the judges and the law enforcement officers who make the arrests and issue the traffic tickets.

Experienced Attorneys That Defend Powhatan County VA Criminal Cases

Experienced Attorneys That Defend Powhatan County VA Criminal CasesOur Powhatan VA Criminal Defense Firm has dedicated their careers to the practice of criminal law. Our Powhatan County VA lawyers 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 Powhatan County VA lawyer who can properly assess your case, provide necessary guidance and best represent your interests. Our attorneys are members of prestigious legal organizations. We believe that membership and leadership in criminal law organizations make us better advocates.

Powhatan County VA Attorneys Recognized by Virginia Super Lawyers

Super Lawyers for Virginia Criminal Law and Traffic Defense Super Lawyers is a legal rating service comprised of outstanding attorneys from more than 70 practice areas including criminal & traffic law who have attained a high-degree of recognition and 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 Powhatan County 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 Powhatan County VA specialist who has been recognized with this elite award.

Dedicated Reckless Driving Defense Attorneys in Powhatan County

Dedicated Reckless Driving Defense Attorneys in Powhatan CountyReckless driving in Powhatan County is taken very seriously by law enforcement and the Courts. These reckless driving laws are some of the most severe in the Country, according to WalletHub. Va. Code 46.2-862 makes driving 20 mph over the posted speed limit or faster than 85 mph a criminal misdemeanor reckless driving offense. The maximum speed limit in some parts of Powhatan County is 70 miles an hour. The law enforcement agencies that patrol Powhatan VA issue thousands of reckless driving tickets every year for various reckless driving violations. NOTE: The issuance of a ticket is NOT a conviction. Contact an experienced Powhatan VA attorney before you plead guilty. You can benefit from our experience. Convictions cannot be expunged.

Retain The Best Lawyer to Defend Your Powhatan VA Route 288 Case

Route 288 is a primary state highway. It is a freeway-standard partial beltway around the southwest side of the Richmond, Virginia metropolitan area in portions of Goochland, Powhatan, and Chesterfield counties. Route 288 is officially dedicated as the World War II Veterans Memorial Highway. The highway is of Interstate standard. A high volume of traffic uses the 31 miles of this highway system. The one Route 288 interchange in Powhatan is with Route 711/Huguenot Trail just west of Chesterfield County.  In many instances, we can successfully defend our client’s Powhatan 288 case without them having to travel back for their trial date.

Virginia Uniform Summons Issued by Powhatan Police for District Court

Powhatan County VA Reckless Driving Speeding Traffic Ticket LawyerA common scenario that brings people to the Powhatan County VA Courthouse is the issuance of a Virginia Uniform Summons. This is the legal document issued by the Powhatan Sheriff’s Department 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 Powhatan County General District Court.  Let our Powhatan VA attorneys review your summons. We can develop a defense strategy even if you think you are guilty.

Powhatan County Virginia DUI / DWI Defense Specialist

Powhatan County Virginia DUI / DWI Defense SpecialistDrunk driving is taken very seriously by the Powhatan County Courts. The DUI / DWI law can be extremely complex and the consequences can be serious and life changing. Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) & Driving Under the Influence (DUI) are sometimes used interchangeably because they are both charged under the Va. Code 18.2-266. The Powhatan County prosecutor can prosecute the offense regardless of whether alcohol or drugs or both are the intoxicant. Our Powhatan VA attorneys have successfully defended hundreds of DUI / DWI cases. Exercise caution before you engage a lawyer for representation that lacks the proper training or experience. Engage a top Powhatan County DUI / DWI Law Firm who has the experience to best defend your DUI / DWI case.

“AV Preeminent” Powhatan County VA Lawyer • Martindale Top Rating

AV Preeminent Powhatan County VA Traffic Lawyers Reckless Driving Speeding Ticket AttorneysFor over a century, Martindale-Hubbell has been the authority for evaluating the legal ability and ethical standards of lawyers through a Peer Review Rating system established by judges and lawyers. Riley & Wells Attorneys-At-Law is an AV Preeminent® rated Powhatan County 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 Powhatan County VA criminal law & traffic defense firm for your case. Review the law firm’s legal rating and exercise caution before you retain a Powhatan County VA attorney with an inferior rating for legal ability and ethical standards.

Powhatan County VA Traffic Lawyers Presenting the Best Defense

Powhatan County VA Traffic Lawyers Presenting the Best DefenseThe motor vehicle code of VA classifies numerous offenses as Powhatan County traffic violations. Some offenses are more serious than others. Traffic violations can be classified as an 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 Powhatan County VA 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

Legal Elite Recognizes Top Powhatan Attorney by Virginia Business

Legal Elite Recognizes Top Powhatan Attorney by Virginia BusinessVirginia Business is dedicated to covering legal activity in Powhatan County as well as across the Commonwealth. 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 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 Powhatan County VA Legal Elite Attorney to review your case.

Powhatan County Trial Courts Are Adversarial By Design

Powhatan County VA Criminal Law Reckless Driving Traffic Violation Defense AttorneyIf you have been accused of violating a Powhatan County VA criminal or traffic law, then your case will eventually be set for trial before the Powhatan County Courts. Criminal and traffic violation trials are adversarial in nature. This involves a structured and formalized dispute between the Powhatan County 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.

Extensive Experience & Specialized Training Make Better Advocates

Powhatan County VA Trial LawyersOur Powhatan County VA law firm includes members of some of the most 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 Powhatan County 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 Powhatan VA lawyer with specialized training if you need representation before the Powhatan Courts for either a criminal law allegation or a summons for a traffic violation. We will present your best defense!

Sustaining Member National College for DUI / DWI Defense

Sustaining Member National College for DUI / DWI DefenseThe National College for DUI Defense (NCDD) is a professional organization dedicated to improving the trial skills of DUI / DWI lawyers. NCDD members are the most experienced DUI  / DWI defense attorneys. Powhatan County DUI / DWI cases can be complex because they require an understanding of scientific and legal processes. The legal issues of a Powhatan DUI / DWI case can range 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 Powhatan County VA lawyers understand the operations of breath test equipment and other instruments utilized by forensic laboratories in the process of testing for intoxicants.

Superb Avvo Rated Powhatan County VA Lawyers

Superb Avvo Rated Powhatan County VA LawyersThe Avvo Lawyer Rating can help you find the right Powhatan County VA attorney. 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 Powhatan County VA law firm maintain a 10.0 Superb Avvo rating. Avvo collects relevant information from state bar associations, other organizations that license 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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4/21/2023 | Updated 4/2/2024

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