Experienced Richmond VA Traffic Lawyer • 1400+ Client Reviews
Riley & Wells Attorneys-At-Law is an established, local Richmond VA law firm. Our lawyers have over 60 years of combined traffic law experience. We are recognized for superior legal ability and high ethical standards. We examine each traffic case in detail. There are many strategies that an experienced Richmond VA traffic lawyer must know. We know how to best use these strategies. Our attorneys use every resource the law available to secure our client the best possible outcome.
CAUTION: A traffic violation conviction may increase the automobile insurance premium by as much as 79%, according to a study conducted by Insurance.com
Riley & Wells Attorneys-At-Law Can Defend Any Richmond VA Traffic Violation
- No valid driver’s license
- No automobile insurance
- Reckless Driving
- Fail to “Move Over”
- Suspended driver’s license
- Handheld cellphone use while driving
- Habitual offender
- Hit & Run
- Eluding the police
- License restoration
- Commercial driver violations
- Driving revoked 18.2-272
Richmond VA Traffic Lawyer Client Review
Experienced Traffic Attorneys Richmond VA
Title 46.2 of the Virginia Motor Vehicle Code classifies traffic offenses. Offenses can range from minor traffic infractions to serious criminal felony offenses. Richmond Police, VCU Police, and State Troopers aggressively enforce these traffic laws. Most Richmond VA, traffic violations are issued on a Virginia Uniform Summons, commonly called the ticket. More serious offenses such as DUI, eluding the police, and leaving the scene of an accident (hit and run) will trigger an arrest.
Richmond VA Traffic Ticket Traffic Court Representation
A Richmond VA traffic ticket and the associated penalty can jeopardize your future. A professional can assist you with your traffic case. Most traffic ticket violations are classified as moving violations. These offenses can trigger various negative consequences. We can protect your driving record and automobile insurance policy. The Court imposes incarceration and loss of driving privileges in more serious cases. Our Richmond VA Traffic Lawyers can help you secure the best outcome possible with any case.
Penalties for Traffic Violations Richmond VA
- Maximum $2,500 fine
- Loss of driving privileges
- Moving violation demerit points
- Auto insurance premium increases
- Employment issues
Petition Richmond Circuit Court to Restore Virginia Driving Privileges
Convictions for certain offenses will revoke Virginia driving privileges. This can be true with certain DUI convictions or an old Habitual Offender revocation. In most cases, a driving privilege revocation requires a Petition to Restore Driving Privileges to be filed and argued before the Richmond Circuit Court. We frequently represent clients with this Petition. A common scenario involves a petitioner from another state who needs to clear up his/her Virginia status in the National Driver Registry.
VCU Police Aggressively Enforce The Richmond VA Traffic Laws
The VCU Police Department is serious about traffic enforcement. It is common for 25 of the police department’s 85 officers to be on patrol. The Virginia Commonwealth University campus is located in Downtown Richmond. According to VDOT, VCU accounts for 7% of the road mileage in Richmond, but accounts for over 60% of serious or fatal crashes.
Richmond Virginia Hit & Run DISMISSED
Our traffic lawyers represented a client for a felony hit and run. The accident involved personal injury. The client was driving through an Intersection in the City of Richmond. The vehicle struck an object later determined to be a pedestrian near a crosswalk. The pedestrian was injured. The client circled the block to return to the scene of the accident. The client explained to police that she never saw a pedestrian. The Judge agreed with our argument that our client did not violate the Hit & Run law and dismissed the case.
Richmond Reckless Driving Speeding 81/55 DISMISSED
Our traffic attorneys represented a client from New York for reckless driving because he was driving 81 mph. The State Trooper used R.A.D.A.R. to calculate the speed. The State Trooper alleged a criminal misdemeanor reckless driving violation pursuant to Va. Code 46.2-862 due to the speed of 81 mph in a 55 mph speed zone. We could appear in Court for our client without her having to return. We were successful with arguments to protect our client. We convinced the Judge to dismiss the case.
Richmond DUI with BAC 0.10 DISMISSED
Our lawyers represented a client who was pulled over by the police for defective equipment. The police officer suspected our client of DUI. Our client performed well on all the field sobriety exercises. A Breath Test at the police station produced a blood alcohol content (BAC) result of 0.10. We also made permissible inference breath test arguments. Intoxication must be proved during the operation, not at the police station. The Judge agreed with our arguments and the theory of the case. Case dismissed.
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11/10/2015 | Updated 6/24/2023