Best Salem VA Reckless Driving Lawyer • 1400+ Client Reviews

Best Law Firm 2024 Riley Wells Attorneys at Law - Traffic Ticket, Reckless Driving, Speeding, and Virginia Criminal Defense Lawyer Riley & Wells Attorneys-At-Law is an established law firm. Our lawyers specialize in reckless driving defense. We represent clients before the Salem General District Court. Our attorneys have over 60 years of collective reckless driving law experience. We are a “Best Law Firm” according to U.S. News & World Report. Our lawyers are routinely recognized by various legal organizations for superior legal ability and high ethical standards.

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Experienced Reckless Driving Defense Attorneys Salem VA

Experienced Reckless Driving Defense Attorneys Salem VAVirginia has strict reckless driving laws. Reckless driving is a criminal misdemeanor offense. The most enforced reckless driving law in Salem VA is the excessive speed law pursuant to Va. Code 46.2-862. This law criminalizes speeding 20 mph over the posted limit or driving faster than 85 mph. The City of Salem is along the I-81 corridor. Salem Police & State Troopers aggressively patrol Interstate 81 and state highways in Salem, VA, including Route 460. Let us review your case. We can help.

Top Rated Salem VA Reckless Driving Lawyer

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Excellent legal advice and professional representation. Highly recommended!!

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Experience Matters - Retain a Recognized ProfessionalOur trial lawyers are dedicated to defending reckless driving allegations. We are leaders in this practice area with a deep bench of experience, from lecturing other lawyers about the status of the law at Virginia Trial Lawyers Association conventions to being a former Virginia State Trooper. You can benefit from our experience. An experienced Salem VA Reckless Driving Attorney can present your best defense before the Salem General District Court. We know how to best protect our clients.

Penalties for VA Reckless Driving Convictions

  • Maximum 12 months in jail
  • Maximum $2,500 fine
  • Loss of driving privileges
  • Moving violation demerit points

  • Increased automobile insurance rates
  • Community service
  • Driver improvement programs
  • Possible employment problems

Salem VA Reckless Driving DISMISSED

Salem VA Reckless Driving DISMISSED

Salem VA Reckless Driving DISMISSED

Our attorneys represented a client charged with reckless driving for driving too fast. In this case, we developed defenses to the police RADAR device to calculate speed. A plea of not guilty was entered. We could effectively cross-examine the police officer who operated the RADAR in this case and made the reckless driving allegation. We exposed that the RADAR used in this particular case was not tested for accuracy with properly calibrated tuning forks, which is required by Va. Code 46.2-882. The Judge granted our motion to dismiss the case.

Reckless Driving Speeding 90+ mph NOT GUILTY

Salem VA Reckless Driving 90+ mph NOT GUILTYOur lawyers defended a college student who was charged with Reckless Driving for driving in excess of 90 miles per hour on Interstate 81. There are approximately 29 colleges and universities along the I-81 corridor. At least half of all Virginia college students and their families use I-81. We presented compelling evidence and arguments to persuade the Salem General District Court to take the case under advisement and to eventually find our client NOT GUILTY, of the allegation.

Salem Reckless Driving Lawyer Client Review

While returning to NJ from SC, my wife was cited for doing 81 in a 70 and while we actually going nowhere near 81 mph. we were not overly confident in our ability to fight the charge from such a long distance. We contacted Riley & Wells provided the details and they were able to help us lower the charge to a non moving violation, which was a huge help. We had several VA plates in front of us moving faster and several behind and still the officer pulled us out of the group (NJ plates). Something needs to be done about the dishonest way that the State of VA rakes in 100+ million a year in fines on the backs of out of state motorists. Thanks to Riley & Wells at least we have a fighting chance!

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8/25/2021 | Updated 5/1/2023

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