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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 a prestigious local Richmond VA law firm that successfully defends speeding ticket cases. We represent clients in the Richmond General District Courts every week. Our firm is recognized as a “Best Law Firm” according to U.S. News & World Report. The facts of each case can vary, but we have the knowledge and expertise to select the best defenses and arguments for your particular circumstances. Our lawyers have accumulated over 60 years of collective experience. We are recognized by the legal community for excellence. Clients who are serious about being protected before the Courts want professional representation. We have been positively reviewed more than any other law firm that defends Richmond VA speeding tickets.

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Richmond Police Officers and State Troopers issue speeding tickets every day throughout Richmond VA. The speeding ticket is probably the most common type of traffic violation in Richmond VA. The law enforcement community in Richmond VA consists of several police departments, all of which regularly issue speeding tickets. A skilled Speeding Ticket Attorney can insure that your rights are protected, that you are not intimidated in the courtroom and that you increase your chances of securing the best result. Increase your chances of successfully dealing with your speeding ticket in Richmond VA by contacting us today for a free initial consultation. CAUTION: A speeding ticket conviction will increase the automobile insurance premium according to a study conducted by

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VA Speeding Ticket Penalties

  • Excessive fines and court costs
  • Increased automobile insurance premiums
  • Assessment of DMV demerit points
  • Loss of driving privileges depending on speed or prior convictions

Richmond VA Reckless Driving Speeding Ticket Attorneys

Richmond VA Reckless Driving Speeding Ticket AttorneysThe most serious type of Richmond VA speeding ticket is the reckless driving speeding ticket. Driving a motor vehicle at a speed of 20 mph or more above the speed limit is reckless driving in Virginia pursuant to Va. Code 46.2-862. Reckless driving is a criminal class one misdemeanor violation. This reckless driving speeding ticket law is strictly enforced. Virginia State Troopers, Richmond Police & VCU Police aggressively patrol the City of Richmond and Interstates 95, 195 & 64. We defend this type of speeding ticket in the Richmond General District Courts every week. We know what defenses work with the Richmond Judges. Put our experience to work for you. We have the expertise to present your best defense.

Virginia Uniform Summons Speeding Ticket Issued by Richmond Police

Virginia Uniform Summons Speeding Ticket Issued by Richmond PoliceA Virginia Uniform Summons is the legal document issued by Richmond police officers during a traffic stop for speeding. Most people refer to this document as either a speeding ticket. The summons serves as legal notice for the alleged speeding violation. Signing the summons is not an admission of guilt. The summons advises you that a trial date has been set in the Richmond VA General District Court. A law enforcement officer can also issue a summons for criminal offenses such as reckless driving and other misdemeanor offenses. Allow our Richmond VA speeding ticket attorneys to review your summons. We can develop a defense strategy for your Richmond VA speeding ticket case even if you think you are guilty.

Free Richmond VA Speeding Ticket Consultation with Top Rated Lawyers

Free Richmond VA Speeding Ticket Consultation with Top Rated LawyersThe biggest issue with representing yourself before the Richmond General District Court for a speeding ticket case is often being to make the trial date. Other considerations involve the lack of experience and legal knowledge. The average person does not understand the best course of action to defend a particular speeding ticket case. Experienced Richmond VA speeding ticket lawyers know the best tactics for obtaining the best results. Our lawyers spend hours in the Richmond VA Courts every week and are familiar with the habits of the different judges and the law enforcement officers who issue speeding tickets. This local knowledge can prove to be invaluable in deciding how to best defend a Richmond speeding ticket.

Richmond VA Speeding Attorneys Recognized by Virginia Super Lawyers

Super Lawyers for Virginia Criminal Law and Traffic DefenseSuper Lawyers is a lawyer rating service of outstanding attorneys from more than 70 practice areas who have attained the highest degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. This organization recognizes the top lawyers nationwide across a variety of practice areas and firm sizes using a patented process of independent research and peer input. Our Richmond VA speeding ticket 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 top rated Richmond VA speeding ticket attorney who has been recognized with this elite award.

Traffic Court Representation for Richmond Speeding Cases

Richmond VA Speeding Ticket Lawyer Defends RADAR CasesRichmond VA police officers use RADAR, LIDAR and the PACE method to gather evidence in speeding cases. Richmond VA law enforcement officers must be trained by the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services before they can use these devices for enforcement. This evidence forms the basis to conduct a traffic stop and issue a speeding ticket. We have a clear understanding of these law enforcement speed detection methods. Our lawyers know the Virginia speeding laws, traffic court procedures, and various technical defenses. There are several key steps that must be followed in order for a law enforcement officer’s testimony about a speed detection result can be admissible. Va. Code 46.2-882 must also be followed by the prosecution in speeding cases.

Riley & Wells Attorneys-At-Law Can Defend Any Richmond VA Speeding Ticket

•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

Legal Elite Richmond Speeding Attorney Virginia Business

Legal Elite Richmond Speeding Attorney Virginia BusinessThe Virginia Business publication is dedicated to covering the Richmond legal community including lawyers who defend Richmond VA speeding tickets. Since 2000, Virginia Business, in cooperation with the Bar Association, annually recognizes the Top Attorneys with its Legal Elite award. 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 individuals who have been recognized by their peers for excellence. Only outstanding and experienced professionals are recognized for being Legal Elite. A practitioner cannot purchase their way in to being recognized as a member of the Legal Elite community.

Richmond Virginia Speeding Ticket Cases Are Adversarial By Design

Richmond Virginia Speeding Ticket Cases Are Adversarial By DesignIf you have been issued a Richmond speeding ticket, then your case will eventually be set for trial before the Richmond General District Court. Trials are adversarial. This involves a structured and formalized dispute between the Richmond prosecutor’s office and the defense. The adversarial system is designed to ensure a fair trial process subject to the rules of law and evidence by allowing each side to present their case and to be able to challenge the other’s arguments and evidence. The Richmond judge evaluates the evidence and arguments to reach a verdict. This system ensures that the prosecution meets its high standard of proof. Do not come to court and say I was not speeding and expect that to work.

“AV Preeminent” Richmond VA Speeding Ticket Attorneys

“AV Preeminent” Richmond VA Speeding Ticket AttorneysFor over 135 years, Martindale-Hubbell has been the authority for evaluating lawyers for legal ability and ethical standards through an established Peer Review Rating system. Riley & Wells Attorneys-At-Law are AV Preeminent® rated Richmond VA Speeding Ticket Attorneys. The top Martindale-Hubbell rating standard. This is awarded to accomplished attorneys 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 Richmond VA speeding ticket lawyer for your speeding case. Review the lawyer or law firm’s legal rating along with any prior client reviews and exercise caution before you retain a Richmond VA attorney with an inferior rating for legal ability and ethical standards.

Richmond VA Speeding Ticket Attorney for Virginia State Police Cases

Richmond VA Speeding Ticket Attorney for Virginia State Police CasesThe Virginia State Police has primary highway patrol responsibility for all Richmond VA interstate highways. This includes I-95, I-195, I-64, Route 76 also known as the Powhite Parkway and Route 195 also known as the Downtown Expressway. The Richmond State Police barracks or Division I Area Office 8 is located on Brook Road near I-295. These are the state troopers, including the specialty motorcycle unit, that patrol the Richmond interstates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. A speeding ticket issued by a State Trooper will be set for trial in the Richmond General District Court. Our Richmond VA speeding ticket lawyers defend these cases and experience to present your best defense before the Court.

Richmond VA School Zone Camera Photo Speeding Ticket

Richmond VA School Zone Camera Photo Speeding TicketVirginia law allows cities to operate speed cameras in school zones during peak hours. The Richmond Police Department operates a school zone speed camera program 5 days a week during peak hours. A Richmond VA police officer reviews the photo evidence before a speeding ticket is issued. The City of Richmond has four school zone speeding ticket cameras — one northbound and one southbound on the 1600 block of W. Laburnum Avenue near Linwood Holton Elementary School; and one eastbound and one westbound on the 3400 block of Semmes Avenue near the Patrick Henry School of Science and Arts. Richmond Police plan to launch 26 more speeding ticket photo cameras across the city.

Speedometer Calibration For Richmond VA Speeding Ticket Cases

There are instances in Richmond speeding ticket cases where the motorist is operating a vehicle with a defective speedometer. A speedometer calibration may assist our top rated Richmond VA speeding ticket lawyer. A speedometer calibration is a specialized test performed by qualified mechanics that measures the accuracy of a vehicle’s speedometer. Not just any mechanic can perform this type of diagnostic test. The test comes with a report showing whether the speedometer was off and by how many miles per hour. An experienced Richmond VA speeding ticket lawyer will introduce evidence of the calibration results pursuant to Va. Code 46.2-942. Such evidence shall be considered by the court in both determining guilt or innocence and in fixing punishment.

VCU Police Aggressively Enforce The Speed Limit

VCU Police Aggressively Enforce The Speed LimitVCU Police have a small police force, but are big on enforcement. The school’s campus is only 150 acres and the police department’s jurisdiction is limited.  25 of the the department’s 85 officer’s are assigned to the patrol division. This police department issues a lot of traffic tickets for speeding and other offenses. Do not plead guilty without first consulting an attorney.

Richmond Reckless Driving Speeding Ticket DISMISSED

Richmond VA Reckless Driving Speeding Ticket Dismissed


In this case, our client was from Mechanicsville and was stopped by a Virginia State Trooper for speeding on Chippenham Parkway. The State Trooper alleged our client was travelling at a speed on 77 miles per hour in a 55 mile per hour speed zone. Our attorneys appeared before the Traffic Court and were prepared to argue the case. After negotiating the case with the Court and the prosecution, we were able to have our client’s reckless driving speeding ticket completely dismissed. Our client avoided a criminal misdemeanor conviction. The driving record and automobile insurance policy were protected.

Richmond Police Issue Speeding Tickets in Response to Citizen Complaints

Richmond VA Speeding TicketThe Richmond Police Department maintains several hundred sworn police officers. Many of these officers are assigned to the patrol division who issue speeding tickets. The police department also has a specialty Traffic Safety Unit. This unit accepts traffic and excessive speed complaints from the general public. Increased police patrols and the installation of more speed traps are often a result of these speeding complaints. The police officer must be in uniform and display his badge of authority if LASER or RADAR is being used to gather evidence to then issue a speeding ticket. Our top rated Richmond VA speeding ticket attorneys can help you with your case. Call us!

Richmond Work Zone Speed Limit Photo Camera Enforced

Richmond Work Zone Speed Limit Photo Camera EnforcedPhoto speed cameras are a technological tool for enforcing the speed limit. Speed cameras may be fixed or portable in Richmond VA, and are placed along the roadway to automatically record speed limit violations. In 2020, Virginia passed a law authorizing the use of speed cameras in Richmond work zones. The Richmond police officer can either mail a summons or personally issue a summons. If mailed, there is a rebuttable presumption that the owner of the vehicle was the driver at the time of the speeding violation. If Richmond Police personally issues a summons at the time of the violation, then the resulting conviction is added to the driving record and can be used for insurance purposes in determining coverage.

Driver Improvement Clinic for Richmond VA Speeding Ticket Cases

Driver Improvement Clinic for Richmond VA Speeding Ticket CasesThere are instances where completing a Virginia DMV approved driver improvement clinic can assist our top rated Richmond VA speeding ticket lawyer with your defense. Allow us to review your speeding ticket case. There are some instances where completing such a course will not benefit your case. An experienced Richmond Virginia speeding ticket lawyer that specializes in this area will be able to properly advise you. The Virginia DMV approved course is an eight-hour session. These clinics can be completed on-line without our client having to return to Richmond. The driver improvement class educates students about the current traffic laws and teaches defensive driving techniques that can help you avoid and prevent crashes.

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11/10/2015 | Updated 6/26/2024