Virginia Reckless Driving, Speeding & Traffic Attorneys
At Weiland Upton, we put results above revenue. The attorneys in our firm are dedicated to defending persons charged with reckless driving, DUI, speeding, hit and run, eluding, and other traffic crimes and violations. We work with a broad range of clients, including Virginia residents, out-of-state residents, commercial truck drivers, professionals, and college students. Our focus and experience have enabled us to build a high success rate of dismissed or reduced charges for our clients.
Legal Services Before and After Your Case
Our attorneys strive to build good working relationships with law enforcement officers, prosecutors, and court officials. We endeavor to provide the best possible defense and legal strategy for our clients. Each of our attorneys spend time reviewing the latest legal developments affecting the defense of reckless driving charges, DUIs and other traffic crimes and violations in Virginia.
We offer full post-conviction legal assistance in the event of a conviction. We make every effort to help you understand your obligations and restrictions; from driving limitations to alcohol classes. Our reckless driving attorneys and traffic ticket lawyers want to make sure you regain your full driving privileges at the earliest possible opportunity.
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Virginia DUI and DWI Defense Attorneys 804-355-8037 Charges of drunk driving are often legally vulnerable to a surprising number of ...Read More
Virginia Reckless Driving Defense Lawyers 804-355-8037 There are numerous types of reckless driving charges in Virginia. The most common charges ...Read More
Virginia Speeding Ticket Defense Attorneys 804-355-8037 Speeding charges vary greatly in severity and potential penalties. “Reckless driving by speed” can lead ...Read More
Charges of driving on a suspended license or driving without a license carry serious penalties if you are convicted. Driving without a license, even as a first offense, can bring an additional loss of any driving privileges you might have recovered prior to losing your license, and a fine of up to $1,500.Read More
Virginia Possession of Marijuana Attorneys 804-355-8037 Marijuana use is very common. Many accused offenders, therefore, are surprised to learn that ...Read More
Driver’s License Restoration for Habitual Offenders in Virginia 804-355-8037 For many, to be classified as a habitual offender for traffic offenses is ...Read More
Richmond Virginia Hit and Run and Eluding Defense Lawyers 804-355-8037 If you face hit and run or eluding charges and ...Read More
Traffic Tickets for Out-of State Drivers in Virginia 804-355-8037 DUI — Speeding Tickets — Reckless Driving Tickets for drivers outside of ...Read More
Meet the Attorneys
John Weiland is a fast-thinking trial attorney who focuses his practice on criminal and traffic defense. John has successfully represented thousands of reckless driving, DUI / DWI, underage possession of alcohol, and possession of marijuana clientsView Attorney Profile
Samantha has successfully handled hundreds of traffic cases including DUI charges, DUI-drug charges, Driving on Suspended, Eluding, Hit and Run, Aggressive Driving, High-Speed Reckless Driving, and Drug Possession connected to traffic stops, along with lesser traffic violations such as Speeding Tickets and Minor Accidents.View Attorney Profile
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If you face drunk driving or other traffic offenses charges in the Richmond, Virginia, area, contact Weiland Upton. We work with a broad range of clients, including Virginia residents, out-of-state defendants and commercial/truck drivers. We offer free initial consultations, accept credit cards, and are conveniently located near I-95 and I-295. Call our Richmond law office at (804) 355-8037 or contact us online.
John was willing to talk to me long enough to get to know my situation the first time we spoke. As an out of state client he let me know what I needed to do and what documents I needed to supply for him to best represent me. He explained all possible outcomes, promising no particular one, only that he would work his hardest to get the best outcome he could for me. He was able to get all charges dismissed as long as i passed a driving class and paid court costs.
I called many attorneys, most charging more, and some charging less, but John was the only one able to put me at ease and make me feel certain my case would get the attention it deserved.
I am so glad I was represented by John Weiland. He got me the best possible outcome for my case.
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John Weiland got the best possible outcome for me (dismissed charges) when faced with a Reckless Driving charge that could have ended much worse. He was accessible and friendly from the start, and told me exactly what to do for the best chance of a dismissal - and I didn't even need to be at the hearing!I highly recommend Mr. Weiland for anyone needing a traffic attorney in the Richmond area.
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I wanted to let everyone know what a great experience I had with attorney Samantha Upton. I was stopped for a speeding ticket (91 in a 65 zone) on I-95 returning from a wedding. I never go this fast but circumstances were unusual....no excuses, I was wrong. As a resident of Pennsylvania I had no idea that Virginia takes speeding very seriously. This was in the area that is considered not just speeding but "reckless driving" which is considered a misdemeanor in Virginia. After a review of my options I called the law firm of Weiland Upton and was fortunate enough to be able to talk with Ms Upton. She was very reassuring and agreed to represent me in this matter. She was very thorough in preparing my defense. She reassured me that I need not take time off of work to return for the hearing and that she would appear for me. I was elated to learn that she was able to reduce my offense to the level of a traffic ticket meaning....no misdemeanor, no license suspension, and no points!! She was able to negotiate a reasonable fine plus court costs. I can't tell you how pleased I've been with Ms Upton and the folks at Weiland Upton. I hope never to need their services again but if so, they would be the first I'd call
RobertMr. Weiland recently represented me in court for a traffic violation and obtained the best outcome possible by getting the charge reduced to a minor violation. He was very professional, responsive and provided excellent representation on my behalf. I would highly recommend his legal services to others and provide him an Excellent rating of "5"!
PattyGot the reckless driving ticket was worried even had a frown, made a call to the lawyer and only had faith for the best situation, received call the other day from lawyer case dismissed., frown turned upside down, I definitely n highly recommend.Excellent and very well pleased.
HernandezMr. Weiland and his staff were among the epitome of professionalism; with prompt and superlative dedication my case was resolved with an extremely favorable outcome. I was being charged with reckless driving by speeding, and Mr. Weiland with supporting evidence got it reduced down to a non moving violation. I am active military and was new to the area and was not aware of area specific speed traps coming off a highway, Mr. Weiland had dealt with similar cases in his past experience and the case was very direct and simple for him. If you are prior military or active4 military I HIGHLY recommend Mr. Weiland, he understands the unique issues and circumstance we have to deal with because he himself is also prior service. Mr. Weiland is by far the most competent and passion driven legal representative I have ever come across and I feel more at ease now knowing that he is only a phone call away.
AdamI am so beyond happy with the service I received from John Weiland. He was super nice and professional and an amazing lawyer. He took on both of my cases of reckless driving and speeding and got them both down more than I even imagined possible. If you need a lawyer he is the best I've ever had and worth every penny!
ChloeMr. Weiland was very responsive in answering my (many) questions and going over all aspects of the case with me. He garners a lot of confidence and clearly knows the ins and outs of the legal system and of many of the courtrooms in surrounding counties. Mr. Weiland obtained a favorable outcome for us, and I'm grateful. We could not have achieved this ruling without a good attorney. I found his fees reasonable for time invested in the case and in court. We are very pleased. I hope to not have to use him again, but highly recommend! (And happy to know he's there if needed).
Happy ClientI highly recommend John Weiland!!!! He provided me with proactive strategies to help me achieve a great outcome in court. He bypassed the agreement presented by the prosecution and took my "intricate " case before the judge and he got the BEST possible outcome! He was honest, accessible and genuine. AWESOME! !!
TammyLong story short. I was on way to NYC for job interview from NC. I loss situational awareness and a trooper pulled me over with 96/70 in Spotsylvania, VA which is reckless driving; thus, this will be a misdemeanor and facing jail time. I think this was a speed trap. First moving violation/speeding ticket ever in 19 years of driving. I was very distraught and sad. Mr. John Matthew Weiland was able to calm me down and provide a strategy to assist me in downgrading the charge and avoid jail time. Judge was adamant about not reducing the speed; however, John persuaded him into reducing the speed to 80/70. Trust me. I am not going to lose situational awareness ever again. It ain't worth the hassle. Thank you soooo much Mr. John Matthew Weiland!!!!!
MicaiasJohn was willing to talk to me long enough to get to know my situation the first time we spoke. As an out of state client he let me know what I needed to do and what documents I needed to supply for him to best represent me. He explained all possible outcomes, promising no particular one, only that he would work his hardest to get the best outcome he could for me. He was able to get all charges dismissed as long as i passed a driving class and paid court costs. I called many attorneys, most charging more, and some charging less, but John was the only one able to put me at ease and make me feel certain my case would get the attention it deserved. I am so glad I was represented by John Weiland. He got me the best possible outcome for my case.
AnneI had gotten a ticket for improper stop on the highway. I researched the Web and found Mr. Weiland, called spoke with him. He was easy going discussed my case with him. He told me what he needed and the game plan for my case. I sent the corresponding articles of information he asked for. What I liked is that he made me no promises rather he delivered results and got my case dismissed. For that I owe him a gratitude of thanks as he protected my license,especially with me holding a CDL.
ParkerI received a reckless driving ticket in Virginia (88/70), and I was terrified. I'm an attorney, so I was committed to finding the best representation available - the person who had done the most cases with the best outcomes and who knew the court system well. After our first call, his expertise and helpful information immediately began to put me at ease. John was the perfect guy for my Caroline County case. He helped get my case dismissed and advised me on other elements of my matter (speedometer calibration, driving school, etc.). I would recommend him wholeheartedly!
EmilyMr. Weiland is a very professional Lawyer that displays great integrity and honesty while working with his clients! Mr. Weiland had my Reckless Driving (80 MPH in a 55 MPH speed limit) dismissed on July 5, 2016. During my time awaiting for court, Mr. Weiland's team displayed great communication if I had any questions that needed to be answered. Mr. Weiland will be very transparent about the Best/Worst case outcomes. I hired Attorney John Weiland due to his creditable background and how he is respected by his colleagues. I would recommend Attorney John Weiland to those who have traffic citations! Lastly, Mr. Weiland's attorney fee is very respectable and affordable, and you will be satisfied with the results.
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Our traffic attorneys handle cases in the City of Richmond and numerous local jurisdictions surrounding the Richmond Va. These jurisdictions include Henrico County, Hanover County, Chesterfield County, the City of Hopewell, Dinwiddie County, Sussex County, Caroline County, Prince George County, New Kent County, Spotsylvania County, Amelia County, the City of Colonial Heights, the City of Petersburg, Emporia, Greensville County, Brunswick Country, Goochland County, Stafford County and Powhatan County, Bowling Green Va, Lawrenceville VA, Mecklenburg County
We offer free initial consultations, accept Visa and MasterCard, and are conveniently located near I-95 and I-295 in the Richmond area. Contact us online, or call us at 804-355-8037.