Emporia Va Reckless Driving Attorneys
Weiland Upton is an experienced and reputable Emporia, Virginia traffic, DUI/DWI, speeding, reckless driving and criminal defense law firm. Our lawyers are highly trained in traffic law and have a wealth of knowledge and courtroom experience to help you with your case in Emporia, Virginia. We fully understand the ins and outs of Virginia traffic law and are positioned to best apply any possible defenses that may be available in your case. Call on our experienced, Emporia Va Reckless Driving Attorneys for help
I-95 runs through the city and is a very common place for Emporia police to conduct traffic stops for reckless driving or speeding tickets. U.S. Route 58 is another road in Emporia where drivers often receive Virginia Uniform Summonses (tickets).
Call (804) 355-8037 for an objective assessment of your case with one of our knowledgeable Emporia Va Reckless Driving Attorneys.
Under Commonwealth of Virginia State Law Code 46.2-862 Exceeding speed limit is a Reckless Driving Offense:
A person shall be guilty of reckless driving who drives a motor vehicle on the highways in the Commonwealth (i) at a speed of twenty miles per hour or more in excess of the applicable maximum speed limit or (ii) in excess of eighty miles per hour regardless of the applicable maximum speed limit.
This means that even on I-95 with the posted speed limit of 70 Miles and hour, if you happen to be driving just 11 miles over the speed limit or 81 MPH, you could be charged with a Reckless Driving Citation.
As you know, a speeding or reckless driving conviction can result in detrimental actions.
Detrimental actions derived from Speeding or Reckless Driving convictions include:
- Monetary and financial fines for the offense including court costs.
- Higher auto insurance monthly premiums
- Suspension or loss of driving privileges depending upon your conviction or prior driving record.
- Jail sentence for serious driving issues.
Under the Commonwealth of Virginia laws the maximum penalty for a Reckless Driving conviction the penalties may include:
(1) you may receive up to 1 year in jail
(2) you may receive up to 6 months suspension of your driver’s license / privileges
(3) you may receive a total of 6 points on a Virginia driver’s license
(4) you may receive up to a $2,500.00 fine.
Another such action is the accumulation of demerit points to your DMV driving record which can be fall into 3 categories of demerit points as follows:
6 Demerit Point Violations
Reckless Driving (Felony or Misdemeanor)
Reckless driving – speeding in excess of 80 mph
Reckless driving – speeding 20 mph or more above the posted speed limit
Reckless driving – racing
Reckless driving – passing or overtaking an emergency vehicle
Reckless driving – passing a school bus
Reckless driving – passing on the crest of a hill
Reckless driving – passing at a railroad crossing
Reckless driving – passing two vehicles abreast
Reckless driving – driving two vehicles abreast
Reckless driving – driving too fast for conditions
Reckless driving – failing to give a proper signal
Reckless driving – faulty brakes/improper control
Reckless driving – on parking lots, etc.
Reckless driving – with an obstructed view
Reckless driving – generally
Speeding 20 mph or more above the posted speed limit
4 Demerit Point Violations
Reckless driving – failure to stop before entering a highway
Speeding 10-14 mph above the posted speed limit
Speeding 15-19 mph above the posted speed limit
Speeding 10-19 mph above the posted speed limit
3 Demerit Point Violations
Speeding 1-9 mph above the posted speed limit
Impeding traffic, slow speed
Note: Demerit points assigned in Virginia will also be recorded to your record for traffic convictions incurred in other states.
If you are faced with a summons, it is in your best interest to consult a knowledgeable and experienced Traffic Attorney. Call one of our experienced traffic lawyers at 804-355-8037
In addition one can be charged with a speeding ticket in Emporia Va for the following offensives:
- 46.2-862 Reckless Driving Speeding
- 46.2-870 Speeding
- 46.2-871 Maximum Speed Limit for School Buses
- 46.2-872 Maximum Speed Limits for Vehicles Under Special Permits
- 46.2-873 Speeding in a School Zone or at a School Crossing
- 46.2-873.1 Maximum Speed Limit on Nonsurface Treated Highways
- 46.2-873.2 Maximum Speed Limit on Rural Rustic Roads
- 46.2-874 Speeding in a Business or Residential District
- 46.2-875 Maximum Speed Limit on Certain Other Highways
- 46.2-877 Minimum Speed Limits (Impeding the Flow of Traffic)
- 46.2-878 Authority to Change Speed Limits
- 46.2-878.1 Speeding in a Highway Work Zone
- 46.2-878.2 Maximum Speed Limits in Certain Residential Districts
- 46.2-881 Speeding on Bridges, Tunnels and Interstates
- 46.2-947 Speeding Within Highway Safety Corridor
Emporia Va Reckless Driving Lawyers
The attorneys at Weiland Upton are experienced at handling speeding, reckless driving, DUI and other traffic tickets and criminal offenses in the City of Emporia, Virginia. All speeding ticket cases, as well as all misdemeanors such as Reckless Driving and DUI/DWI in Emporia, are heard in General District Court. Our lawyers understand the unique court policies in Emporia and what is required to have your case reduced or dismissed.
Call (804) 355-8037 for an objective assessment of your case with one of our knowledgeable attorneys.
Our law firm handles cases involving:
DUI/DWI: A DUI conviction carries serious consequences including a hefty fine, a driver’s license suspension of up to 1 year, an alcohol education program to attend and possible incarceration. Our DUI attorneys are here to provide you with the most effective legal defense possible for your charges. Our team will take time to discuss the legal consequences of a DUI conviction. The level of alcohol, as determined by your breath or blood test, will impact your case. Our attorneys are extremely knowledgeable regarding the legal defenses for DUI.
Hit and Run: A hit and run charge can be a non-jailable misdemeanor or a felony, depending on if someone was injured and the extent of any property damage that occurred. Someone convicted of hit and run may have their driver’s license suspended for up to six months which is why it is important to have good legal representation on your side. Our law firm has successfully defended numerous clients charged with hit and run.
Speeding: Excessive speeding may result in the suspension of your driver’s license and jail time, while lesser speeding charges may lead to fines and demerit points. Our law firm is experienced in using strategies to secure the dismissal or reduction of many types of speeding charges.
Driving on Suspended or Revoked License: Both driving on a suspended license and driving without a license are jailable misdemeanors in Virginia. Either can also result in expensive fines and the further loss of your driving privileges. Our lawyers will guide you through the process of getting your license reinstated and attempt to get a court date for you that will provide you the best opportunity to reinstate your driver’s license prior to trial.
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If you were arrested for DUI/DWI or if you received a ticket or summons for speeding, reckless driving or another traffic offense in Emporia, Virginia, it is important that you hire a knowledgeable and respected traffic defense lawyer to provide you with sound legal counsel and adequately prepare your case for court. Regardless of the facts of your case, the attorneys at Weiland Upton know how to best present your case to the City of Emporia General District Court judge to obtain you the best possible results.
Call one of our experienced Emporia Va traffic lawyers at 804-355-8037