Virginia Traffic Lawyer

police stopping a driver for a reckless driving offense in Virginia will need a good reckless driving attoreny call riley & wellsThe Virginia traffic law can be found in the Virginia Motor Vehicle Code Title 46.2. Some people do not think they need a Virginia Traffic Lawyer for their traffic matter. This may be true with cases involving a minor traffic ticket. More serious traffic offenses can be complex that trigger legal counsel. The motor vehicle code contains regulations, procedures, and violations of law. The code outlaws violations ranging from DMV demerit point traffic infractions to felony offenses.  Felony traffic offenses include eluding the police & leaving the scene of an accident. A felony traffic violation can trigger a prison sentence if convicted.   NOTE: Do not plead guilty without consulting a lawyer.  Do not attempt to represent yourself without at least first consulting an attorney. We provide free no obligation initial consultations. Our lawyers practice Virginia Traffic Law and can present your best defense. An experienced Virginia Traffic Attorney can help.

Experienced Traffic Defense Attorneys

virginia police officers will write traffic tickets for any traffic offenseRiley & Wells are Virginia Traffic Lawyers with over 40 years of combined experience. Our lawyers have dedicated much of their legal practice to traffic law. Our law firm has been recognized by the legal community for legal excellence. Martindale-Hubbell has also rated our law firm as possessing the highest of ethical standards. We examine every traffic case in great detail. We represent and defend each client with care. Our goal is to achieve the best possible outcome under the law for our client.

Our Virginia Traffic Attorneys appear before the same local courts every week. We are equipped to successfully defend any traffic case. Many of the traffic offenses we defend are as follows:

Consequences of a Virginia Traffic Conviction

the virginia dmv has a complex set of rules and points for virginia drivers that get convicted of traffic violatoinsThere are at least three areas where a motorist can be penalized for a traffic law conviction. First, the Virginia Courts can impose various penalties for a traffic violation conviction. Such penalties may include incarceration, loss of driving privileges, fines, and court costs. Second, the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) can also impose penalties. These penalties may include loss of driving privileges, DMV demerit points, and other fees. Finally, automobile insurance premiums and deductibles will likely increase.

When you are convicted of a traffic violation, the court notifies the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). DMV does the following: Posts the conviction to your driving record; Assigns you demerit points according to the severity of the offense; Issues an order of suspension, if applicable; Issues an order requiring the successful completion of a driver improvement clinic, if applicable; and Notifies your insurance company upon request. Traffic Violations And Demerit Points The following lists present the traffic violations that have demerit points. These violations are grouped according to the number of DMV demerit points assigned to each violation. The number of years that the conviction stays on your DMV record is in parentheses beside each violation. An asterisk (*) indicates that the conviction remains on your record permanently. Six Point Violations Four Point Violations Three Point Violations DMV is not liable for damages that may result from errors on these lists. For a full description of violations and penalties, contact us. This information may change without prior notice. Demerit points will also be assigned to your record for traffic convictions incurred in other states. DMV also posts to your record traffic violations that do not carry demerit points. Length Of Time On Your Record The length of time that a conviction stays on your record depends on the severity of the violation. If you receive an order or notice of revocation, suspension, disqualification or cancellation, your convictions could remain on your record for even longer than specified in one of these lists. DMV demerit points remain on your record for two years from the date that you commit the offense. The dates that demerit points are removed from your driving record are not related to the dates that convictions are removed from your record. Insurance Company Points Your insurance company may also assign points on your insurance record. Insurance company points are developed by individual companies and are not related to DMV demerit points.

We understand the importance of maintaining a clean driving record. If you think that a moving violation is no big deal, then think again. Many minor traffic citations have a severe impact on your driver’s license. The DMV demerit point system can trigger harsh penalties. Furthermore, not all moving traffic violations are valued the same by DMV. Some offenses are more serious than others. Thus, some convictions trigger more consequences than others. Some penalties are as follows:

  • License suspension or revocation
  • Community service
  • Excessive Fines
  • Increased automobile insurance premiums
  • Jail Sentence

The biggest mistake any motorist can make is to pre-pay the Virginia Uniform Summons. The Virginia Uniform Summons is what Virginia calls the traffic ticket. Consult a professional Virginia Traffic Lawyer before you pre-pay any court fine. There may be a defense to the case. We have helped hundreds of people reduce or dismiss their traffic ticket. This is important because it protects our client. You can rely on our experience to help you. We have the experience to secure the best possible outcome for every client. We defend traffic cases across central Virginia including Brunswick County, Bowling GreenCaroline CountyChesterfield CountyColonial HeightsDinwiddie County, EmporiaGreensvilleHanover, Henrico, Hopewell, LawrencevilleNew Kent, Petersburg, Prince GeorgeRichmond & Sussex.

Out-of-State Drivers convicted of Virginia Traffic Violations

Many of our clients are licensed drivers from other states such as North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, District of Columbia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York & other states. In many instances, we can make a motion to have our client’s appearance waived so that our client does not have to return to Virginia for the trial. We can successfully represent the client in many traffic cases without them being present in Court. It is important for out-of-state drivers to defend their Virginia traffic case because a conviction will be reported back to the home state. The home state and automobile insurance company may then take action against the driver as if the offense occurred in the home state.

Contact us today for a free evaluation of YOUR case!

By Mitch Wells 11/10/2015 | Updated 5/17/2016