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A Best Law Firm for Virginia Criminal Law and Traffic Defense 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, and infraction. Infractions are broken down further into moving violations and non-moving violations. Penalties can range from a small fine to incarceration.

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Virginia police stopping a driver for a reckless driving offense. The motorist will need a good reckless driving attorney.Riley & Wells Attorneys-At-Law is a Virginia law firm specializing in defending traffic violation cases. Our attorneys possess over 60 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. 

CAUTION: A Virginia traffic violation conviction may increase the automobile insurance premium by as much as 79% depending on the offense, according to

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Virginia Attorneys Specializing in Traffic Law Defense

Central Virginia Traffic Law AttorneysConsult a Virginia Traffic Lawyer before you plead guilty to any traffic ticket. Some motorists do not understand the seriousness of the allegation. For example, driving 86 mph in a 70 mph zone is a criminal misdemeanor reckless driving violation. So is failing to “move over” for a stationary emergency vehicle. We have represented over 30,000 clients before the Virginia Courts.

Virginia Interstate Traffic Law Defense Attorneys

Virginia Interstate Traffic Law Defense LawyersVirginia State Troopers, County Deputy Sheriffs & local police strictly enforce the traffic laws on Virginia’s interstates. Driving in violation of traffic laws for too long on a Virginia interstate will likely get noticed by law enforcement. Do NOT plead guilty without consulting an attorney specializing in Virginia traffic law. Our lawyers specialize in defending traffic cases. We know how to best defend your case.

Traffic Law Attorneys For Virginia Cases

Virginia police officers will write traffic tickets for any traffic offense.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.

Out-of-State Drivers convicted of Virginia Traffic Violations

Out-Of-State drivers who are charged with a Virginia traffic violation need a Virginia Traffic LawyerOut-of-state drivers must 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 other states every week. In many instances, we can make a motion to waive our client’s appearance so that our client does not have to return to Virginia for the trial.

Riley & Wells Attorneys-At-Law Defend Virginia Traffic Violations

  • Habitual Offender
  • DUI
  • Eluding the Police
  • Hit & Run-Leaving the Scene of an Accident
  • Driving Without a Valid License
  • Driving on a Suspended or Revoked License
  • Commercial Driver Violations
  • Aggressive Driving
  • Restoration of Driving Privileges

  • Reckless Driving
  • Handheld Cellphone Use while Driving
  • Out Of State Drivers
  • Failure to “Move Over” or Yield to Stationary Emergency Vehicle
  • Accidents
  • Moving Violations
  • Toll Violations
  • Driving Without Automobile Insurance

Handheld Cellphone Use While Driving Illegal in Virginia

Handheld Cellphone Use While Driving Illegal in VirginiaIt 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. There are some exceptions to this law such as reporting an emergency.

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 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.

Traffic Law Enforcement is Aggressive in VA Small Cities and Towns

Traffic Law Enforcement is Aggressive in VA Small Cities and TownsA few Virginia small cities and towns are particularly aggressive with enforcing the traffic laws according to a study conducted by Governing Magazine. Eight VA localities made the cut: Brunswick, Greensville, Gordonsville, Eastville, Emporia, LaCrosse, Sussex, & Waverly. But it was Northampton County’s Town of Eastville taking the top spot by relying on traffic fines more than any other locality.

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11/10/2015 | Updated 6/12/2023