Expert Sussex County VA Speeding Ticket Lawyer • 1500+ Client Reviews
The speed limit is strictly enforced in Sussex County, Virginia. Virginia State Troopers and Sussex County Deputy Sheriffs target Interstate 95 and Route 460 for speed enforcement. A Sussex County Speeding Ticket Attorney can ensure that your rights are protected, that you are not intimidated in the courtroom, and that you increase your chances of securing a better result. We represent out-of-state drivers without the client having to return to Sussex County VA, for trial. Our lawyers can typically resolve your case more favorably than you could if you represented yourself.
CAUTION: A speeding ticket conviction can increase the automobile insurance premium by as much as 30% or $427 EACH YEAR, according to a study conducted by Insurance.com
Speeding Ticket Defense Attorneys Sussex County VA
Riley & Wells Attorneys-At-Law is an established local Sussex VA law firm. We are dedicated to representing clients accused of speeding in Sussex County and the Town of Waverly. Waverly is the largest town in Sussex County. Route 460 is a popular highway that runs through the middle of Waverly in Sussex, VA. Our law firm is recognized as a “Best Law Firm” by U.S. News & World Report. Our speeding ticket lawyers have accumulated over 60 years of collective traffic law experience. We are routinely recognized by the legal community for superior legal ability and high ethical standards. You can benefit from our experience. Contact us for a free consultation!
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Retain a Professional and Avoid Speeding Ticket Conviction Penalties
Increase your chances of successfully dealing with your Sussex VA speeding ticket by contacting us today for a free initial consultation. We are the Sussex VA Speeding Ticket Lawyers that clients serious about protecting their driving privileges and automobile insurance policies want to represent them. We examine each and every case in great detail to that we can secure each client the best possible outcome under the law. A Sussex VA Speeding Ticket is probably the most common type of traffic violation in Sussex, Virginia.
Penalties for Speeding Ticket in Virginia Conviction
- Excessive fines and court costs
- Increased automobile insurance premiums
- Assessment of moving violation demerit points
- Loss of driving privileges depending on speed and prior convictions
- Incarceration if speed violates the reckless driving law
Sussex County VA Reckless Driving Speeding Ticket Attorneys
Virginia has over ten different types of reckless driving laws. The Reckless Driving Excess Speed law is the most commonly enforced. The most serious type of speeding ticket in Sussex County is the reckless driving speeding ticket. Reckless driving in Virginia is a criminal misdemeanor violation. Driving a motor vehicle at a speed of 20 mph or more above the speed limit OR above 85 mph, regardless of the speed limit, is considered reckless driving pursuant to Va. Code 46.2-862. It can be hard to believe, but you can be convicted of misdemeanor reckless driving for a Sussex VA speeding ticket if you are driving 86 mph on Interstate 95, which is a 70 mph speed zone.
Riley & Wells Attorneys-At-Law Can Defend Any Sussex County VA Speeding Ticket
- 46.2-862 Reckless Driving Speeding
- 46.2-870 Speeding
- 46.2-871 School Buses
- 46.2-872 Special Permits
- 46.2-873 School Zone
- 46.2-873.2 Rural Rustic Roads
- 46.2-874 Business or Residential District
- 46.2-875 Certain Other Highways
- 46.2-877 Impeding the Flow of Traffic
- 46.2-878 Change Speed Limits
- 46.2-878.1 Highway Work Zone
- 46.2-878.2 Certain Residential Districts
- 46.2-881 Bridges and Tunnels
- 46.2-947 Highway Safety Corridor
Sussex County VA I95 Speeding Ticket Defense Lawyer
I-95 is the longest north-south Interstate in the United States. It is also one of the busiest. I-95 enters Sussex County from Greensville County around mile marker 15 and runs for approximately 20 miles before it enters Prince George County. I-95 in Sussex VA also serves as a major interchange with the following routes: Route 301 (Exit 17), Route 631-Jarratt (Exit 20), Route 645-Stony Creek (Exit 24), Route 40-Stony Creek/Waverly (Exit 31) and Route 602 (Exit 33). Sussex County VA law enforcement issue speeding tickets along this 20 mile stretch of I-95. In many instances, our Sussex County VA speeding ticket lawyers can successfully defend our client’s speeding ticket without them having to travel back for their trial date.
Virginia Uniform Summons Speeding Ticket Issued by Sussex Police
A Virginia Uniform Summons is the legal document issued by Sussex County VA law enforcement officers during a traffic stop for speeding. Most people refer to this document as either a speeding ticket or traffic citation. The summons serves as legal notice for the alleged violation. Signing the summons is not an admission of guilt. The summons advises you that a trial date has been set in the Sussex County VA General District Court. A law enforcement officer can also issue a summons for criminal offenses such as reckless driving and other misdemeanor offenses. Allow us to review your summons. We can develop a defense strategy for your Sussex VA speeding case even if you think you are guilty.
Free Sussex VA Speeding Ticket Consultation with Top Rated Lawyers
Some people think they do not need an attorney for their Sussex County VA speeding ticket. The biggest issues with representing yourself in court are often returning to Sussex County for trial and the lack of experience and legal knowledge. The average person does not understand the best course of action to defend a particular case. Experienced lawyers know the best tactics and options for obtaining the best results. Our lawyers spend hours in the Sussex County VA Courts every week and are familiar with the habits of the different judges and the law enforcement officers who issue speeding tickets. This local knowledge can prove to be invaluable in deciding how to best defend a Sussex County speeding ticket.
Traffic Court Representation for Sussex County VA Speeding Cases
The Virginia State Troopers, Waverly Police Officers & Sussex Deputy Sheriffs use RADAR, LIDAR, and the PACE method to collect speed evidence before they issue a speeding ticket. Trial rules require the law enforcement officer to appear on the trial date and testify under oath. Proper evidence regarding the usage of the speed detection device is also required. Our Sussex County VA traffic lawyers clearly understand law enforcement speed detection methods. We know traffic court procedures and procedural and technical defenses to speeding cases. We defend this type of case in the Sussex General District Court weekly and know how to protect our clients best.
Speedometer Calibration For Sussex County VA Speeding Ticket Cases
There are instances in Sussex County speeding ticket cases where the defendant is operating a motor vehicle with a defective speedometer. A speedometer calibration may assist your Sussex VA speeding ticket lawyer. A speedometer calibration is a specialized test performed by certain mechanics that measures the accuracy of a vehicle’s speedometer. Not just any mechanic can perform this type of diagnostic test. The test comes with a report showing whether the speedometer was off and if so, by how many miles per hour. An experienced Sussex VA speeding ticket lawyer will introduce evidence of the calibration results pursuant to Va. Code 46.2-942. Such evidence shall be considered by the court in both determining guilt or innocence and in fixing punishment.
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Sussex VA Speeding Ticket REDUCED to Defective Equipment is a WIN
In some cases, the Sussex Judge is unwilling to completely dismiss a speeding ticket case completely on a NOT GUILTY verdict. This is where a skilled Sussex VA speeding ticket lawyer can use the defective equipment law or the defective speedometer law to the client’s advantage. The defective equipment law pursuant to Va. Code 46.2-1003 makes it unlawful for any person to use defective equipment on a motor vehicle that is operated on a highway. Va. Code 46.2-1080 is a similar law. Both laws are traffic violations but are non-moving violation no demerit point offenses. So, convincing the Sussex Judge to find our client guilty of defective speedometer or equipment in speeding cases is a victory.
Sussex VA has a Reputation for Aggressive Speed Trap Enforcement
Sussex County VA is widely considered a notorious speed trap in Virginia, located along the Route 460 and Interstate 95 corridors. Speed traps are an area of the road where police officers hide in order to detect vehicles exceeding a speed limit. Sussex County is in elite company among small Virginia counties, cities, and towns that rely on traffic fines and court costs. According to a study by Governing magazine, fines are 4.7% of the county’s budget. Needless to say, Sussex aggressively enforces the speed limit. However, the Town of Eastville on the Eastern Shore in Northampton County relies more on traffic fines for revenue, with an astounding 72% of its budget coming from traffic fines and forfeitures.
Sussex County VA Speeding Ticket Lawyer Defends RADAR Cases
Most Sussex County speeding cases are prosecuted with R.A.D.A.R. evidence. RADAR is an acronym for radio detection and ranging. Sussex VA law enforcement officers must be trained by the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services before they can use R.A.D.A.R for enforcement purposes. There are several key steps that must be followed in order for a law enforcement officer’s testimony about a speed detection result can be admissible. Va. Code 46.2-882 must also be following by the prosecution in speeding cases. Our Sussex VA speeding ticket lawyers know how to defend theses cases. Let us review your case.
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11/10/2015 | Updated 11/3/2023