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The Virginia Reckless Driving Laws are some of the strictest in the country. There are more than 10 different VA reckless driving laws. Reckless driving in Virginia is a Class 1 misdemeanor criminal offense. A Class 1 misdemeanor is the most serious type of misdemeanor in Virginia. The penalties include incarceration. Have you received a reckless driving ticket in Sussex County VA? If so, you need help from an experienced professional who specializes in successfully defending Sussex County reckless driving cases. Our Sussex County VA Reckless Driving Lawyers have extensive experience. We can help! CAUTION: A Sussex VA reckless driving conviction will also on average, increase the automobile insurance premium by 73%, according to

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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 local law firm that defends Sussex County reckless driving cases. Our law firm represents clients every week in the Sussex County VA courts. Our attorneys have over 60 years of combined reckless driving experience. We are recognized as a “Best Law Firm” by U.S. News & World Report. The legal community recognizes our firm every year for legal excellence. We practice law with superior legal ability and have the highest ethical standards. Put our experience to work for you! We have been positively reviewed more than any other law firm that defends Sussex County reckless driving cases. Contact a skilled Sussex County Reckless Driving Lawyer for representation.

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Sussex County VA Reckless Driving Ticket LawyersThe Virginia Reckless Driving Speeding law (Va. Code 46.2-862) is perhaps the most enforced reckless driving provision in Sussex VA. A motorist can be convicted of Reckless Driving in Sussex VA, for speeding as little as 16 mph over the limit. The speed limit on Interstate 95 in Sussex County is 70 miles per hour. Va. Code 46.2-862 states that a speed over 85 mph violates the Virginia reckless driving law. Thus, traveling 86 mph in a 70 mph zone places one in jeopardy of being convicted of a criminal offense. A conviction for Reckless Driving can jeopardize your future, including your freedom, career, and driving record if convicted.

Virginia Summons Reckless Driving Ticket Issued by Sussex Police

Virginia Summons Reckless Driving Ticket Issued by Sussex PoliceA Virginia Uniform Summons is the legal document issued by the Sussex Sheriff or State Troopers during a reckless driving traffic stop. Motorists often refer to this document as a ticket. The summons serves as legal notice for the alleged reckless driving violation. Signing the summons is not an admission of guilt. The summons advises you that a hearing will be at the Sussex General District Court on a particular date and time. The hearing will either be an arraignment or a trial depending on the case. Allow our top rated Sussex VA reckless driving lawyers to review your summons. We can develop a defense strategy even if you think you are guilty.

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Free Sussex VA Reckless Driving Lawyer ConsultationSome drivers think they do not need a lawyer for their Sussex VA reckless driving case. The biggest issue is usually experience. Keep in mind that there can be a lot riding on the case because reckless driving is a criminal misdemeanor that carries harsh penalties. Our top rated Sussex VA reckless driving lawyers know the best tactics for obtaining good results. Our attorneys spend a significant amount of time in the Sussex General District Court every day and are familiar with the habits of the of the different judges and the law enforcement officers who issue reckless driving tickets. This local knowledge is invaluable when determining how to best defend a reckless driving case.

Sussex Reckless Driving Trials are Adversarial By Design

Sussex Reckless Driving Trials are Adversarial By DesignIf you have been accused of reckless driving in Sussex, then your case will eventually be set for trial before the Sussex General District Court. Reckless driving trials are adversarial in nature. This involves a structured and formalized dispute between the Sussex Commonwealth Attorney’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 Sussex District Court Judge ultimately evaluates the evidence and arguments to reach a verdict. This system ensures that the prosecution meets its high standard of proof.

Virginia Reckless Driving Penalties

  • Maximum 12 months in jail
  • Maximum $2,500 fine
  • Loss of driving privileges
  • Increases in automobile insurance rates
  • Moving violation demerit points
  • Community service
  • Potential employment issues
  • Driver improvement programs

Sussex County VA Reckless Driving Speeding Lawyers

Sussex County VA Reckless Driving Speeding LawyersThe Virginia Reckless Driving Speeding law is strictly enforced in Sussex County. If you have been accused of Reckless Driving in Sussex VA, then it would be in your best interests to seek an experienced Sussex VA Reckless Driving Lawyer. Some folks do not think they need an attorney to help them defend their reckless driving case. That may be true in some instances, but a Class 1 misdemeanor criminal offense is not a minor traffic ticket and is not something to take lightly. A criminal misdemeanor reckless driving conviction can also negatively affect your employment or future employment depending on your employer. Let us review your case.

Legal Representation For Sussex County VA Reckless Driving Tickets

a reckless driving summons for any reckless driving offense in sussex county looks like this

Sussex Reckless Ticket

The Sussex County Sheriff’s Office, Virginia State Police & Waverly Police Department issue reckless driving speeding tickets. Interstate 95 and Route 460 are popular highways for enforcement. The facts of each case vary. We know what techniques, defenses and arguments work. NOTE: A reckless driving allegation is NOT a conviction. We know how to protect our clients best. Practicing law before the same Judges every week has its advantages. We examine each case in great detail. Our attorneys use proven strategies to secure our client the best possible outcome.

Riley & Wells Attorneys-At-Law Defend Sussex VA Reckless Driving Cases

  • 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 View obstructed/control impaired
  • 46.2-856 Passing two vehicles abreast
  • 46.2-857 Driving two abreast in same lane
  • 46.2-858 Passing at railroad grade crossing
  • 46.2-859 Passing a stopped school bus
  • 46.2-860 Failing to give proper signals
  • 46.2-861 Driving too fast conditions
  • 46.2-861.1 Failure to “Move Over” or Yield to Stationary Emergency Vehicle
  • 46.2-862 Excessive speed
  • 46.2-863 Failure to yield
  • 46.2-864 Recklessness in 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

Reckless Driving Fail To Move Over For Stationary Emergency Vehicle

Sussex County VA Reckless Driving Attorney Fail To Move Over LawyerVirginia code 46.2-861.1 requires drivers to “move over” to an adjacent lane when passing an emergency stationary vehicle stopped on the shoulder of the highway with emergency lights activated under certain traffic conditions. A violation of this law can be considered reckless driving if a stationary emergency vehicle is in involved, which is a criminal misdemeanor. If you have been accused of violating this reckless driving law then it would be in your best interests to consult an accomplished local reckless driving attorney before appearing in the Sussex VA General District Court. We know how to successfully defend these types of cases. You may have a valid defense and not realize it.

Sussex Reckless Driving 106 mph & Aggressive Driving DISMISSED

Sussex County Reckless Driving & Aggressive Driving DISMISSED

In this case, our reckless driving lawyers represented a client from Florida. Our client was traveling thru Sussex, VA, on Interstate 95. The Virginia State Trooper that confronted our client made some serious accusations. The State Trooper alleged that our client traveled 106 miles per hour on the Interstate. Additionally, an aggressive driving allegation was also made. Both are serious offenses in Virginia. Our client was a decorated soldier in the Marine Corps. A conviction and/or incarceration would have jeopardized his career. Our lawyers presented an overwhelming amount of evidence and argument. We were able to protect our client. We convinced the Court to dismiss both cases due to procedural problems. The Judge granted our motion to dismiss.

Sussex VA is Aggressive with I-95 & Route 460 Traffic Enforcement

Sussex VA is Aggressive with I-95 & Route 460 Traffic EnforcementSussex VA is famous for its enforcement of the reckless driving law with speed traps. Speed traps are an area of the road where police officers hide in order to detect vehicles violating the reckless driving speed limit. According to a study by Governing magazine, there is a group of small Virginia counties, cities and towns – which includes Sussex – that rely on traffic fines to fund its local government budget. Needless to say Sussex VA Deputy Sheriffs aggressively enforces the reckless driving law. However, the Town of Eastville over on the Eastern Shore in Northampton County relies more on traffic fines for revenue than Sussex with an astounding 72% of its budget coming from traffic fines and forfeitures.

RACING in Sussex VA is Serious Reckless Driving Can be a Felony

RACING in Sussex VA is Serious Reckless Driving Can be a FelonyThe racing law is the most serious type of reckless driving law. Any person who engages in a race in Sussex County VA between two or more vehicles on a highway is guilty of reckless driving. Racing can even be a felony if it causes serious bodily injury to another person who is not involved. The Sussex Judge can suspend driving privileges for as many as three years if convicted. In fact, you do not even have to be engaged in a race to violate this law. Any person who aids or abets a race can also be convicted of criminal misdemeanor reckless driving racing. Contact our Sussex VA reckless driving attorneys to review your case.

Sussex County VA Reckless Driving Lawyer Client Review

Out of State Reckless Driving Case 5.0 stars Posted by Christina April 5, 2013 Mitchell and the staff at Riley and Wells Law Firm are exceptional. They made beneficial recommendations for me prior to my hearing and made me feel a sense of ease during this turbulent time. I trusted Mitchell from the very beginning and it led me to the best case scenario I could have hoped for. I am so grateful for his success and my decision to hire this firm.

Sussex VA Fail To “Move Over” Reckless Driving Case DISMISSED

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Our Sussex County VA reckless driving attorneys represented a client who was licensed to drive from Pennsylvania. He was driving through Virginia on Interstate 95. While in Sussex County, our client happened to drive by a State Trooper who apparently was in the middle of a traffic stop on the shoulder of the Interstate. Our client was alertly operating his vehicle but was not aware of the Virginia “Move Over” law. The state trooper thought our client was in violation of this law so he quickly finished up his traffic stop and went after our client. At trial, we entered a not guilty plea and sufficiently argued the case and convinced the Judge to DISMISS the allegation.

Sussex County Reckless Driving Speeding 112 mph NOT GUILTY

Sussex County VA Reckless Driving Speeding 112 mph in 70 mph zone NOT GUILTYOur Sussex County reckless driving lawyers represented a college student who was driving too fast on Interstate 95 in Sussex VA. Our client was in good standing with his University in Raleigh NC. The Sussex County Sheriff’s department was patrolling I-95 when they observed our client driving at a high rate of speed. The Sussex Deputy Sheriff collected speed evidence of 112 mph. At trial, we were able to convince the Judge to take the case under advisement. At the sentencing hearing, based on the mitigation evidence introduced and persuasive arguments presented, we convinced the Judge to find our client NOT GUILTY of criminal misdemeanor reckless driving. Click on Case Result image for actual court record.

Sussex Reckless Driving Speeding 92/70 mph REDUCED

Sussex County Reckless Driving 92 mph REDUCED

In this case, our attorneys represented a client from Pennsylvania. A Sussex VA Deputy Sheriff was operating R.A.D.A.R. along Interstate 95. The Deputy Sheriff observed our client speeding. The Deputy Sheriff claimed that our client drove 92 miles per hour in a 70-mile-per-hour zone. Our client thought she received a minor traffic ticket. It was not until later that the client realized she had been charged with a criminal misdemeanor. In Pennsylvania, this event would have only triggered a simple speeding ticket. Our client was in shock. Our lawyers convinced the Judge to reduce the misdemeanor reckless driving allegation to a minor infraction.

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11/10/2015 | Updated 6/5/2024