Dinwiddie VA Reckless Driving Lawyer

Dinwiddie VA Reckless Driving LawyersRiley & Wells Attorneys-At-Law possess over 40 years of combined traffic law experience and are routinely recognized by Virginia Super Lawyers for our legal ability and ethical standards. We are the skilled Dinwiddie VA Reckless Driving Lawyers that clients who care about their records and future want representing them. We will examine your case, deploy many strategies during our representation, and use every resource the law allows to secure our client’s the best possible outcome under the law. Contact an experienced Dinwiddie VA Reckless Driving Attorney with an established working relationship with the Dinwiddie County Judges, prosecutors & law enforcement officers.

Experienced Reckless Driving Defense Attorneys Dinwiddie VA

newestrdIf you have been ticketed or arrested for Reckless Driving in Dinwiddie VA, then you need an experienced Dinwiddie VA Reckless Driving Lawyer. The Reckless Driving law in Dinwiddie County is strictly enforced. In fact, a motorist can be convicted of Reckless Driving for speeding as little as 11 miles per hour over the limit if the speed evidence is 81 miles per hour in a 70 mile per hour speed zone. A conviction for Reckless Driving can severely jeopardize your freedom, your career, and your driving record. Additionally, a Misdemeanor Reckless Driving conviction on average will also have a more negative impact on the automobile insurance policy than a DUI conviction according to a study conducted by Insurance.com.

Reckless Driving in the Commonwealth of Virginia is classified as a Class One Misdemeanor criminal offense and is punishable as follows:

  • Maximum 12 months in jail
  • Maximum $2,500 fine, and/or
  • Maximum 6 months loss of driving privileges [Except Reckless Driving Racing Cases]

Dinwiddie VA Reckless Driving Speeding Attorneys

Dinwiddie VA Reckless Driving Speeding LawyerThe Virginia Reckless Driving Speeding law pursuant to Va. Code 46.2-862 is perhaps the most enforced reckless driving provision, and is frequently enforced by Virginia State Troopers and Dinwiddie County Deputy Sheriffs who patrol over 40 miles of Interstate 85 in Dinwiddie VA. The law states that a person shall be guilty of reckless driving if driving a motor vehicle at a speed of 20 miles per hour or more above the speed limit OR in excess of 80 miles per hour regardless of the speed limit. We defend this type of allegation in the Dinwiddie VA every week and know how to best protect our clients. In some instances, we can demonstrate to the Judge that the evidence is insufficient to prove beyond a reasonable doubt a reckless driving violation and other times we can use different techniques to convince the court to either dismiss or reduce cases even if the evidence proves a reckless driving violation.

Dinwiddie VA Reckless DrivingWe are an “AV Preeminent” rated firm by Martindale-Hubbell that has the experience and knowledge you need to help prevent bad things from happening. The facts of each case can vary, but we have the knowledge and expertise to select the best defenses and arguments for your particular circumstances. Recently, the Dinwiddie General District Court and Judge Gravitt came under some scrutiny after dismissing several cases due to conflict over a court order.

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Our Dinwiddie County reckless driving attorneys represented a client from Georgia who was traveling thru Virginia on the Interstate. She was pulled over for speeding by a police officer who alleged she was in violation of the Virginia misdemeanor reckless driving law under Va. Code 46.2-862 based on his R.A.D.A.R. evidence of 99 miles per hour in a 70 mph zone. In Virginia, Judges frequently sentence people to jail for driving at such speeds. However, we made various arguments to the Court and were eventually able to convince the Judge to reduce the misdemeanor criminal reckless driving allegation to the minor infraction of speeding 80 miles per hour in a 70 miler per hour zone.

Reckless Driving Accident Defense Attorney Dinwiddie VA

Dinwiddie Va Reckless Driving Accident AttorneyReckless Driving in Dinwiddie VA can also be charged and prosecuted pursuant to Va. Code 46.2-852 & Va. Code 46.2-853, which collectively state that fail to maintain proper control of a vehicle on any highway and driving on any highway in a manner that endangers life, limb, or property is considered reckless driving. Virginia State Troopers and Dinwiddie County Deputy Sheriffs will typically make this allegation in cases involving motor vehicle crashes or accidents. It is important to understand that just because a Virginia Uniform Summons was issued for reckless driving does not mean you are guilty. In many cases, we can spot and formulate defenses for our clients. If you have been involved in an accident and charged with reckless driving, then you need to contact an experienced Dinwiddie VA Reckless Driving Attorney who knows how to best defend this type of allegation.

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Reckless Driving Interstate Shutdown DISMISSED

Our Dinwiddie VA reckless driving attorneys represented a commercial motor vehicle driver who was involved in a work zone accident on the Interstate. The construction project involved shutting down various travel lanes to repave the Interstate. Our client was a subcontractor of the repaving company that was repaving the Interstate for VDOT. During the project, the lift gate of our client’s truck made contact with overhead power lines.

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A Virginia State Trooper was dispatched to the scene to investigate the incident, which shut down the interstate in both directions for several hours. conditions. The Trooper issued a summons to our client alleging that he somehow operated his commercial motor vehicle in a reckless manner. Our client did not believe he did anything wrong and in fact felt that the reason the accident occurred was due to improper placement of the traffic cones in the workzone. A not guilty plea was entered and the Court heard testimony from three witnesses. Upon conclusion of the evidence, we argued what our client had maintained the entire time. He had relied on improper placement of the traffic safety cones that marked the workzone and the lane closesure. The Judge agreed with our argument and dismissed the case.

Reckless Driving Racing in Dinwiddie VA

Dinwiddie VA Reckless Driving Lawyers A race between two or more motor vehicles on the highways of Virginia in Dinwiddie VA is a violation of the reckless driving law pursuant to Va. Code 46.2-865. The penalties for a reckless driving racing conviction can be much more severe than a conviction for reckless driving under the other Virginia reckless driving law sections. If you have been involved in a racing incident and charged with reckless driving-racing, then you need to immediately contact an experienced Dinwiddie VA Reckless Driving Lawyer. A conviction under this statute must show proof beyond reasonable doubt that two or more individuals were in fact, engaged in a race. In most cases, the Virginia State Trooper or Dinwiddie County Deputy Sheriff who observed the driving will seek to establish this element by getting the driver to admit involvement in a race, which would be admissible evidence in a trial. If there are no admissions made by the driver, then the court must hear testimony of observations suggesting a race.

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Our Dinwiddie County reckless driving attorneys represented a client who was charged with two counts of reckless driving after being pulled over on the Interstate by a Virginia State Trooper. Our client was a soldier in the U.S. Army and possessed high levels of clearance as a part of her assignment in Washington DC. Like most professionals with a security clearance, a misdemeanor conviction can be devastating.

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Our attorneys thoroughly and completely analyzed our client’s case and developed a strategy to protect our client. We presented our theory of the case to the Court and the Commonwealth Attorney, and were successful with having both allegations of reckless driving reduced to traffic infractions. This greatly protected the client’s clearance, due to the fact that misdemeanor convictions were avoided. The result also protected her freedom, driving privileges, driving record and automobile insurance policy.

Additionally, the Code of Virginia has over 20 other sections pertaining to reckless driving as follows:

• 46.2-854 Reckless Driving – Passing on a grade or on a curve
• 46.2-855 Reckless Driving – View obstructed/control impaired
• 46.2-856 Reckless Driving – Passing two vehicles abreast

• 46.2-857 Reckless Driving – Driving two abreast in a single lane
A person shall be guilty of reckless driving who drives any motor vehicle so as to be abreast of another vehicle in a lane designed for one vehicle, or drives any motor vehicle so as to travel abreast of any other vehicle traveling in a lane designed for one vehicle. Nothing in this section shall be construed to prohibit two two-wheeled motorcycles from traveling abreast while traveling in a lane designated for one vehicle. In addition, this section shall not apply to (i) any validly authorized parade, motorcade, or motorcycle escort; (ii) a motor vehicle traveling in the same lane of traffic as a bicycle, electric personal assistive mobility device, electric power-assisted bicycle, or moped; nor shall it apply to (iii) any vehicle when lawfully overtaking and passing one or more vehicles traveling in the same direction in a separate lane.

• 46.2-858 Reckless Driving – Passing at a railroad grade crossing
• 46.2-859 Reckless Driving – Passing a stopped school bus
• 46.2-860 Reckless Driving – Failing to give proper signals
• 46.2-861 Reckless Driving – Driving too fast conditions
• 46.2-863 Reckless Driving – Failure to yield
• 46.2-864 Reckless Driving on parking lots, etc
• 46.2-865.1 Injuring or causing death of another while racing; penalties
• 46.2-866 Reckless Driving – Racing; aiders or abettors
• 46.2-867 Racing; seizure of motor vehicle

• 46.2-868.1 Aggressive Driving
A. A person is guilty of aggressive driving if (i) the person violates one or more of the following: § 46.2-802 (Drive on right side of highways), § 46.2-804 (Failure to observe lanes marked for traffic), § 46.2-816 (Following too closely), § 46.2-821 (Vehicles before entering certain highways shall stop or yield right-of-way), § 46.2-833.1 (Evasion of traffic control devices), § 46.2-838 (Passing when overtaking a vehicle), § 46.2-841 (When overtaking vehicle may pass on right), § 46.2-842 (Driver to give way to overtaking vehicle), § 46.2-842.1 (Driver to give way to certain overtaking vehicles on divided highway), § 46.2-843 (Limitations on overtaking and passing), any provision of Article 8 (§ 46.2-870 et seq.) of Chapter 8 of Title 46.2 (Speed), or § 46.2-888 (Stopping on highways); and (ii) that person is a hazard to another person or commits an offense in clause (i) with the intent to harass, intimidate, injure or obstruct another person.

B. Aggressive driving shall be punished as a Class 2 misdemeanor. However, aggressive driving with the intent to injure another person shall be punished as a Class 1 misdemeanor. In addition to the penalties described in this subsection, the court may require successful completion of an aggressive driving program.

• 46.2-869. Improper driving
• 46.2-878.1. Maximum speed limits in highway work zones
• 46.2-829. Approaching, overtaking or passing an emergency vehicle
• 46.2-392. Suspension of driver’s license upon conviction
• 46.2-393. Suspended & restricted driver’s licenses
• 46.2-394. Revocation for Fourth conviction
• 46.2-396. Suspension of license for reckless driving resulting in death
• 46.2-396.1 Suspended & restricted driver’s licenses for cases resulting in death

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