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Best Law Firm 2024 Riley Wells Attorneys at Law - Traffic Ticket, Reckless Driving, Speeding, and Virginia Criminal Defense Lawyer Sussex County is a rural county in the Greater Richmond Region. Law enforcement in Sussex County is dedicated to strictly enforcing the traffic laws across the county, which include the townships of Waverly, Wakefield, Jarratt & Stony Creek. Most of the enforcement comes from the law enforcement officers that patrol Interstate 95 and Routes 460 & 301. An accomplished Sussex County VA Traffic Lawyer can present your best defense if you have been accused of traffic violations. CAUTION: A Sussex VA Traffic Violation may increase the automobile insurance premium by as much as 79% depending on the offense, according to

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Sussex County Traffic Lawyers Riley & Wells defend all types of Sussex traffic cases all across the county


Riley & Wells Attorneys-At-Law is an established local area law firm representing clients accused of Sussex County VA traffic violations every week before the Sussex Courts. Our attorneys have accumulated over 60 years of collective traffic law experience and are routinely recognized by the legal community for excellence in legal ability and ethical standards.  We have been recognized as a “Best Law Firm” and hold an “AV Preeminent” rating by Martindale-Hubbell for high ethical standards and legal excellence.

Sussex County VA Traffic Lawyer Client Reviews

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Excellent legal advice and professional representation. Highly recommended!!

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Sussex VA Traffic Law Representation

Sussex County VA Reckless Driving Speeding Ticket Traffic LawyerA Virginia traffic violation can be classified as either a criminal offense or a traffic infraction. Criminal offenses are classified as either a felony or misdemeanor depending upon the seriousness of the offense. Reckless driving, DUI / DWI, and speeding are some of the more popularly enforced traffic violations. Penalties may include incarceration, loss of driving privileges & excessive fines depending upon the offense. We examine every case in detail to determine the best defense strategy. Our goal is to secure each client the best possible outcome according to the law and facts of the case. We have the experience to protect you and your future.

Riley & Wells Attorneys-At-Law Defend Sussex VA Traffic Violations

  • Habitual Offender
  • DUI
  • Eluding the Police
  • Hit & Run
  • No Valid Driver’s License
  • Fail to Yield to Emergency Vehicle
  • Drive revoked 18.2-272
  • Commercial Driver Violations
  • License Restoration
  • Reckless Driving
  • Out Of State Driver
  • Aggressive Driving
  • Handheld Cellphone while Driving
  • Fail to “Move Over”
  • Speeding Ticket
  • Accidents
  • Moving Violations
  • No Automobile Insurance
  • Suspended Driver’s License

Free Consultation with Most Rated Sussex VA Traffic Lawyers

Free Consultation with Most Rated Sussex VA Traffic LawyersSome folks think they do not need a traffic lawyer for their case. The biggest issues with representing yourself in traffic court is the lack of experience and legal knowledge. The average person typically does not understand the best course of action to defend a particular traffic case. Experienced Sussex VA traffic attorneys know the best tactics and options for obtaining the best results. Our lawyers spend hours in the Sussex VA Courts every week and are familiar with the habits of the different judges and the law enforcement officers who make the arrests and issue the traffic tickets. This local knowledge can prove to be invaluable in deciding how to best defend a traffic case.

Virginia Uniform Summons Traffic Ticket Issued by Sussex Police

Sussex County VA Reckless Driving Speeding Traffic Ticket LawyerA Virginia Uniform Summons is the legal document issued by Sussex VA law enforcement officers during a traffic stop. Motorists often refer to this document as either a traffic ticket or citation. The summons serves as legal notice for the alleged traffic violation. Signing the summons is not an admission of guilt. The summons advises you that the hearing will be at the Sussex County Courthouse on a particular date and time. A law enforcement 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 even if you think you are guilty.

Driver Improvement Program For Sussex County VA Traffic Cases

Driver Improvement Program For Sussex County VA Traffic CasesA Driver Improvement Program also known as a Traffic School is an educational course designed to improve the knowledge and driving skills of participants. One of the main purposes of a Driver Improvement Program is to provide a pathway for traffic court defendants to mitigate the consequences of their Sussex County VA case. Completing a program may assist the lawyer in convincing the Sussex Judge to dismiss or reduce the case. The duration of a Driver Improvement Program can either be a 12 hour course or an 8 hour course. The program has in person and online formats. Consult our Sussex County VA traffic lawyer to understand your options before you pursue a driver improvement program for your traffic case.

Sussex County VA Suspended Driver’s License Case DISMISSED

Sussex VA Traffic Law Defense AttorneysOur Sussex County Traffic Attorneys represented a client charged with driving on a suspended driver’s license in violation of Va. Code 46.2-301. Driving is a privilege and driving with a suspended or revoked driver’s license in Virginia is a criminal misdemeanor offense. Penalties include incarceration and further loss of driving privileges if convicted. Our client had no idea that his driving privileges were suspended. He was not from the area and could not return for a trial. We prepared and argued the case in such a manner that the client did not have to return for trial. Our chief argument was that our client lacked the necessary knowledge to be in violation. The Judge dismissed the case.

Sussex VA Fail to Move Over/Yield Emergency Vehicle DISMISSED

A professional Sussex VA Traffic Lawyer can help you with your case.


Our Sussex County traffic lawyers represented a client charged with failing to yield to an emergency vehicle, more popular as the “Move Over Law,” violating Va. Code 46.2-861.1 for failing to make a lane change while traveling on the Interstate. First, our client had no idea that such a law existed, and second, he did not think he was in violation. We agreed. The law does not require a lane change if the driver exercises caution appropriately. We pled our client not guilty and made the necessary arguments. The Judge agreed with our position and dismissed the case.

Sussex VA Reckless Driving Speeding 93/70 mph REDUCED

Reckless Driving Speeding Sussex County VAOur Sussex VA traffic lawyer represented a client from Maryland who was pulled over in Sussex County VA on Interstate 95. The Sussex County Deputy Sheriff was running RADAR just south of Exit 33 on I-95 – a common spot for enforcement by the sheriff’s office. Our client was a U.S. Armed Services member. The Sussex Deputy Sheriff charged our client with reckless driving. Reckless driving is not just a Sussex County VA speeding ticket . Our client was concerned about being convicted of a criminal misdemeanor offense. A conviction would affect her career and her security clearance. We argued the case and convinced the Judge to find our client NOT GUILTY of reckless driving.

Holding Cell Phone While Driving is a Sussex VA Traffic Violation

Sussex County VA Traffic Lawyer Hands Free Mobile Phone Law AttorneyVirginia is a Hands Free Driving State. The law prohibits having a phone or handheld personal communication device in your hand while driving pursuant to Va. Code §46.2-818.2. The Sussex County law enforcement officer does not need to obtain evidence that you were doing anything in particular on the phone or device like texting to prove a violation. This offense is a moving violation demerit point offense. A conviction will post to the driving record. However, there are exceptions. The hands free law does not apply to drivers who are lawfully parked or stopped, drivers reporting emergencies, and drivers using an amateur or citizens band radio.

A Conviction for Defective Equipment is a Sussex Traffic Violation WIN

A Conviction for Defective Equipment is a Sussex Traffic Violation WIN In some cases, we are able to convince the Sussex Judge to find our client NOT GUILTY but the Judge is unwilling to dismiss the entire case. This is where a skilled Sussex VA traffic attorney can use the defective equipment 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. This violation is not a moving violation and no demerit points are assessed by the DMV. So, convincing the Sussex County Court to find our client guilty of defective equipment is a WIN when the original allegation was a moving violation demerit point offense.

Sussex County is Aggressive with Enforcing Traffic Laws

Sussex County VA Speed Trap Defense AttorneySussex County is aggressive with enforcing traffic laws and is often referred to as a speed trap. Speed traps are an area of road where police officers hide in order to detect vehicles exceeding a 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 traffic laws. 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.

Sussex County VA Traffic Lawyer Client Review

Being unfamiliar with how much lawyers usually cost for these types of cases I would say it was fair. Reckless Driving charge in Virginia bumped down to defective equipment is ok with me. The initial call to Cody was all I needed to tell me he was the guy for me, He laid out what he expected to happen for my case and laid to rest any misconceptions I had. Now I hear this outcome is a common one for courts in VA whether there is a lawyer involved or not but since I live and work out of town it would have been hard to make it to court for my case and who knows how long that day would have been in court. Cody and his office were quick to get me answers and prompt to inform me of the decision in my case

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11/10/2015 | Updated 11/2/2023