Sussex County VA Reckless Driving Lawyer

sussex county reckless driving lawyers riley & wells can assist you with your sussex va reckless driving caseThe Virginia Reckless Driving Law is one of the strictest in the country. Reckless driving in Virginia is a class 1 misdemeanor criminal offense. The penalties include a potential jail sentence. Have you received a reckless driving ticket in Sussex County VA? If so, then you need help from an experienced professional who defends reckless driving cases. Our Sussex County VA Reckless Driving Lawyers have extensive experience. We can help!

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sussex county reckless driving lawyers defend cleints in the sussex county courthouseA motorist can be convicted of Reckless Driving in Sussex VA for speeding as little as 11 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 speed over 80 mph is a violation of the Virginia reckless driving law. Thus, traveling 81 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, to include your freedom, career, and driving record if convicted.

Virginia Reckless Driving Penalties

Reckless Driving in the Commonwealth of Virginia is punishable as follows if convicted:

  • Maximum 12 months in jail
  • Maximum $2,500 fine
  • Loss of driving privileges
  • Increases in automobile insurance rates
  • Assessment of moving violation demerit points
  • Community Service
  • Potential Employment Problems
  • Driver Improvement Programs

Experienced Reckless Driving Defense Lawyers Sussex VA

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

Sussex County Reckless Driving Speeding Ticket

Riley & Wells is an established firm that defends Sussex County reckless driving cases. Our law firm is local and we practice traffic law every week in the Sussex County VA courts. Our attorneys have over 45 years of combined reckless driving experience. The legal community recognizes our firm every year for legal excellence. We practice law with superior legal ability and the highest of ethical standards. Are you serious about presenting your best defense before the Sussex Court? Call us. We are skilled Sussex County Reckless Driving Lawyers that serious clients want representing them. We know how to protect you before the Court. We know how to best present your case to the Court.

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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 County VA Reckless Driving Speeding Lawyers

Sussex VA Reckless Driving Speeding Lawyer can assist you if you have been accused of reckless driving for speed in excess of 80 miles an hourThe Virginia Reckless Driving Speeding law is the most enforced offense in Sussex County. Va. Code 46.2-862 could be the most draconian speeding law on the east coast. The law says that a person is in violation of the reckless driving law for speeds as low as 11  mph over the limit. The speed limit on Interstate 95 in Sussex County is 70 miles per hour. So, 81 mph on Interstate 95 in Sussex VA triggers a criminal misdemeanor violation. This law is serious. It is aggressively enforced by the Sussex Sheriff and the State Police. These agencies and the Waverly police also patrol Route 460. A particularly popular alternate route to and from Tidewater, VA. Convictions are permanent. NOTE: A reckless driving allegation is NOT a conviction. We defend this type of allegation in the Sussex VA Courts every week and know how to best protect our clients. The facts of each case vary. We know what defenses and arguments work. We also know what techniques to avoid. 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.

Virginia law also criminalizes other forms of driving behaviors as reckless driving as follows:

  • 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 Driving while view obstructed/control impaired
  • 46.2-856 Passing two vehicles abreast
  • 46.2-857 Driving two abreast in a single lane
  • 46.2-858 Passing at a 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
  • 46.2-863 Failure to yield
  • 46.2-864 Recklessness in parking lots, etc
  • 46.2-865 Racing
  • 46.2-865.1 Injuring or causing death of another while racing; penalties
  • 46.2-866 Racing; aiders or abettors
  • 46.2-867 Racing; seizure of motor vehicle
  • 46.2-868.1 Aggressive Driving

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 travelling 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 was traveling 106 miles per hour on the Interstate. Additionally, an aggressive driving allegation was also made. Both serious offenses in Virginia. Our client was a decorated soldier in the Marine Corp. 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 dismissed both cases due to procedural problems. The Judge granted our motion to dismiss.

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 Sussex County Deputy Sheriff claimed that our client was driving 92 miles per hour in a 70 mile per hour zone. At first, our client thought she received a minor traffic ticket. It was not until later that the client realized that 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. A conviction for a misdemeanor criminal offense was not acceptable due to her profession. Our attorneys analyzed the case. We were able to convince the Judge to reduce the misdemeanor reckless driving allegation. Our client was happy with her not guilty reckless driving verdict. The case resulted in a conviction for improper driving, a minor traffic infraction.

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11/10/2015 | Updated 7/10/2019