Virginia is frequently recognized as a state with strict traffic laws.Traffic violations such as DUI, reckless driving and speeding are among the most enforced laws. Virginia traffic violations are classified into three categories: felony, misdemeanor, infraction. Infractions are broken down further into moving violations and non-moving violations. Penalties for traffic violation convictions can range from a small fine to incarceration depending on the offense.
CAUTION: A Virginia traffic violation conviction may increase the automobile insurance premium by as much as 79% depending on the offense according to Insurance.com
Experienced VA Traffic Defense Attorneys in Virginia
Riley & Wells Attorneys-At-Law is a Virginia law firm that specializes in defending traffic violation cases. Our attorneys possess over 45 years of combined traffic law experience. Our law firm is dedicated to defending traffic violations. We have been recognized as a “Best Law Firm” and are rated “AV Preeminent” by Martindale-Hubbell for the highest ethical standards and legal excellence. Our goal is to achieve the best possible outcome under the law for our client.
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Virginia Attorneys Specializing in Traffic Law Defense
Felony traffic offenses include eluding the police, leaving the scene of an accident, and third or subsequent offense driving under the influence. 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.
Out-of-State Drivers convicted of Virginia Traffic Violations
Out-of-state drivers need 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. We represent clients from North Carolina, 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.
Riley & Wells Attorneys-At-Law Defend Virginia Traffic Violations
Handheld Cellphone Use While Driving Illegal in Virginia
It is unlawful for any person to hold a cellphone or any handheld personal communications device while driving a moving motor vehicle on the highways in Virginia. This is a new law that became effective on January 1, 2021 according to Va. Code 46.2-818.2. A violation of this law is a moving violation demerit point offense. A driver who is lawfully parked or stopped or is using a handheld personal communications device to report an emergency is not in violation of this law.
Consequences of a Virginia Traffic Conviction
There 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 can also impose penalties. These penalties may include loss of driving privileges, moving violation demerit points, and other fees. Finally, automobile insurance premiums and deductibles will likely increase.
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