Experienced Richmond VA Traffic Lawyer
Riley & Wells are local Richmond VA Traffic Lawyers. Our law firm has over 45 years of combined traffic law experience. Our attorneys have been recognized by the Virginia Super Lawyers publication for excellence. We are an “AV Preeminent” rated firm by Martindale-Hubbell. We examine each Richmond VA traffic case in detail. There are many strategies that an experienced Richmond Traffic Court Lawyer must know. We know the best strategies to successfully a Richmond Traffic Court case. We use every resource the law allows to secure our client the best possible outcome under the law. We can help prevent bad things from happening to you at Court. We represent clients as follows:
- Habitual Offender
- Eluding the Police
- Hit & Run-Leaving the Scene of an Accident
- Driving Without a Valid License
- Reckless Driving
- Driving on a Suspended or Revoked License
- Commercial Driver’s License Violations
- License Restoration
- Speeding Ticket
- Aggressive Driving
- Out Of State Drivers
- Moving Violations
- Driving Without Automobile Insurance
Experienced Traffic Attorneys Richmond VA
The Virginia Motor Vehicle Code according to Title 46.2 outlaws VA traffic violations. Offenses can range from serious felonies to minor traffic infractions. Eluding the police and leaving the scene of an accident (hit and run) can be felonies. Many of the Richmond VA traffic violations are criminal misdemeanors. Reckless driving, DUI and driving on a suspended or revoked license are popular. Richmond Police, VCU Police and State Troopers aggressively enforce these traffic laws. A traffic conviction or the penalty can jeopardize your future. Incarceration and loss of driving privileges are often imposed by the Court. If you have a pending Richmond VA Traffic Violation, then you need help. A professional can also assist those who receive a minor traffic infraction. There are many minor traffic ticket offenses that are also moving violations. These offenses can trigger various negative consequences. We can protect your driving record and automobile insurance policy. Our Richmond VA Traffic Lawyers can help you secure the best outcome possible with any case.
Many Richmond VA traffic violations are punishable as follows:
- $2,500 fine
- 12 months in jail
- Suspension or Revocation of driving privileges of up to 6 months or more
- Assessment of DMV demerit points
- Increased automobile insurance premiums
Richmond Hit & Run DISMISSED
In this case, Riley & Wells represented a client who was arrested for felony hit and run. The accident involved personal injury. The client was driving thru the Intersection of W. Broad Street & N. Belvidere Street in the City of Richmond. The client was driving the speed limit. The vehicle struck an object later determined to be a pedestrian standing at a crosswalk. The pedestrian suffered personal injury. 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 Commonwealth Attorney believed our client was in violation of the law. We disagreed. We entered a not guilty plea and argued the case. The Judge agreed with our argument that our client was not in violation of the Hit & Run law and dismissed the case.
Richmond Reckless Driving Speeding 81/55 DISMISSED
In this case, our attorneys represented a client from New York who was pulled over by a State Trooper. The State Trooper used R.A.D.A.R. to calculate our client’s alleged speed. The trooper issued a reckless driving speeding ticket to our client. The State Trooper alleged a misdemeanor reckless driving violation pursuant to Va. Code 46.2-862 due to the speed of 81 miles per hour in a 55 mile per hour speed zone. We were able to appear in Court for our client without her having to return from New York. We were also successful with our arguments to protect our client. Our motion to have the case dismissed was granted.
Richmond DUI with BAC 0.10 DISMISSED
In this case, our Richmond VA traffic attorneys represented a DUI client. The client was driving his vehicle with defective equipment. A Richmond police officer saw this and made a traffic stop. The police officer detected an odor of alcohol and began to investigate. Our client performed field sobriety exercises and did well on all the tests. The police officer believed he had probable cause to make the arrest. A Breath Test was performed at the police station. The machine produced a blood alcohol content (BAC) result of 0.10. Riley & Wells exposed flaws in the arresting officer’s investigation. We also argued the intoxication inference that the law allows. Intoxication must be proved at the time of operating the motor vehicle and not at the police station. The Judge agreed with our arguments and theory of the case. The Court granted our motion and DISMISSED our client’s case.
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By Mitch Wells 11/10/2015 | Updated 4/30/2018