Top Rated Richmond VA Reckless Driving Lawyer • 1400+ Client Reviews

Richmond VA police officers issue motorists reckless driving citations in Richmond VA every day. Such motorists stand a better chance of fixing their case with the help of a Richmond VA lawyer.The Virginia reckless driving law is more strict than other states. Reckless Driving is a class one criminal misdemeanor offense. Virginia has several reckless driving laws ranging from general offenses to racing. A Virginia reckless driving conviction is permanent and stays on file with the Virginia DMV for 11 years. A conviction can negatively affect you in many ways. Richmond City Police, Virginia State Police, and VCU Police enforce the reckless driving laws in Richmond VA.

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

Experienced Reckless Driving Defense Attorneys – Richmond VA

A Best Law Firm for Virginia Criminal Law and Traffic Defense Riley & Wells Attorneys-At-Law is a local Richmond VA law firm. We specialize in defending reckless driving cases. Our lawyers have over 60 years of combined reckless driving experience. We believe that lawyers who dedicate their practice to a specific area of law provide better representation. Our attorneys are regularly recognized for their legal excellence and high ethical standards. Serious clients want an experienced attorney. Let us review your case. We can help!

NOTE: A reckless driving allegation is NOT a reckless driving conviction

Richmond VA Reckless Driving Attorney Client Reviews

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Excellent legal advice and professional representation. Highly recommended!!

Effective Criminal Misdemeanor Reckless Driving Defense

Richmond-John-Marshall-Courthouse 400 N 9th St #102, Richmond, VA 23219 (804) 646-6562Our reckless driving lawyers defend this allegation every week before the Richmond VA General District Courts. We believe that a local attorney who regularly appears before the same Judges every week are able to provide better representation. Our attorneys examine every case in great detail. The facts of each case can vary. We select the best defenses and arguments for your particular circumstances. We have the experience to protect you. Contact a professional with an experienced track record of success.

Penalties For Reckless Driving Conviction

  • Maximum 12 months in jail
  • Maximum $2,500 fine
  • Loss of driving privileges
  • Criminal record
  • Moving violation demerit points
  • Community service
  • Driver improvement programs
  • Potential employment problems

Richmond VA Reckless Driving Speeding Ticket Attorneys

if the richmond police see reckless driving they will stop the vehicle and issue a virginia uniform summons or reckless driving ticket

Richmond VA Reckless Driving Speeding Ticket

The reckless driving excessive speed law is one of the most enforced Virginia reckless driving laws in Richmond VA. Va. Code 46.2-862 states that driving 20 mph or more over the limit is reckless driving. The Virginia State Troopers generally patrol Interstates 95, 195 & 64, the Powhite Parkway and the Downtown Expressway in Richmond VA. The Richmond Police Department patrols the rest of the Richmond, which includes: Manchester, Church Hill, Shockoe Bottom & Slip, the Fan & Museum Districts & Carytown. Reckless driving speeding tickets are issued by these police officers every day.

Riley & Wells Attorneys-At-Law Defend Any Richmond VA Reckless Driving Case   

  • 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 Obstructed view/control impaired
  • 46.2-856 Passing two vehicles abreast
  • 46.2-857 Two abreast in a single lane
  • 46.2-858 Passing at a railroad 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
  • 46.2-863 Failure to yield
  • 46.2-864 Parking lots, etc
  • 46.2-865 Racing
  • 46.2-865.1 Injury or death while racing
  • 46.2-866 Racing; aiders or abettors
  • 46.2-867 Racing; seizure of motor vehicle
  • 46.2-868.1 Aggressive driving
  • 46.2-869 Improper driving

Richmond VA Reckless Driving Attorney Client Reviews

82/65 Dismissed! 5.0 stars Posted by Mark June 5, 2013 I was running late to a work meeting in Richmond while on a commute from Virginia Beach. I was given incorrect directions to my meeting place so I intentionally sped to try and make the meeting on time. I was pulled over and given a reckless driving ticket of 82/65. I was skeptical about hiring a lawyer (I have never had a lawyer), but I contacted attorney Mitch Wells anyway with hopes of him getting my charge reduced so I wouldn't get killed in demerit points and increased insurance fees. He represented me in court and handled my case for a great flat rate fee and GOT MY CASE COMPLETELY DISMISSED with the exception that I take a dmv approved driving class. Needless to say, it was the best money I had spent in a long time! Thank you Mitch Wells! His paralegal Penny was just as awesome and professional too! Great Law Firm, doing things the right way!

Jonathan Kibbey 2 months ago- My experience at Riley and Wells was excellent. My free consultation took place over the phone which was convenient but also very thorough. Mr. Riley took the time to listen to the details of my case, gave me an idea of what to expect in court, and advised me on what to do before going to ensure a better result. When my court date arrived Mr. Wells spoke with me briefly about the details and what he anticipated the result would be before meeting with the prosecutor. I ended up with all three charges, one of which was reckless driving dismissed! Thank you for a great experience.

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11/10/2015 | Updated 6/24/2023