John M. Weiland
- Position: Founder & Lawyer
- Experience: 20 years
- Location: 3437 W. CARY ST. Richmond, VA 23221
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Phone: (804) 355-8037
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Traffic & Criminal Law Experience
John Weiland is a fast-thinking trial attorney who focuses on DUI, criminal, and traffic defense. He has successfully represented thousands of reckless driving, DUI/DWI, underage possession of alcohol, and drug possession and distribution clients across Virginia.
In each of the years from 2018-2021, John was the only attorney in the Central Virginia area to be recognized for DUI/DWI Defense by Super Lawyers. Before defending those accused of crimes and traffic violations, John litigated complex civil cases in Virginia and Federal courts. This research and writing-intensive background has provided John a unique analytical skill set for applying new, creative and successful legal arguments to otherwise extremely difficult criminal and traffic cases.
Prior to becoming a lawyer, John served as a Green Beret with the U.S. Army Special Forces. He maintains an ongoing promise to each of his clients to always fight to achieve the best possible outcome. He has been published by The Journal of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association regarding DUI/DWI defense. John has the necessary trial experience and fortitude to provide aggressive representation tailored to each specific client’s needs.
John M. Weiland’s Specialties
John M. Weiland defends individuals charged with any criminal offense or traffic infraction in Virginia including speeding, failure to obey a highway sign, reckless driving, DUI/DWI, hit and run, eluding a police officer, driving on a suspended license, driving without a license, underage possession of alcohol and drug possession.
Education & Memberships
- University of Richmond School of Law J.D., cum laude
- Virginia Bar Association – Present Member
- Virginia Trial Lawyers Association (VTLA) – Present Member
- Virginia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (VACDL) – Present Member
What Customers Say About John M. Weiland
I can’t say enough about the service John provided. I was charged with reckless driving (89/60) on I-95. He was very professional, attentive, and skilled. We came up with a plan in advanced of my court date and he attended in my stead as I live out of state. He did not over promise – but definitely over delivered. My charges were dropped after taking John’s advice and taking a driving improvement course and filling community service hours prior to my court date.
Got a speeding ticket that equated to reckless driving on Chippenham and was referred to John Weiland. He was very responsive and open to all my questions. He was upfront on what he thought my outcome would be and honestly I was lucky enough to come out with a far better outcome than I could hope for.
I highly recommend this law firm as they are well verse and knowledgeable at what they do.
John worked some absolute magic and demonstrated some serious knowledge and skill in the court room. I was facing a pretty serious Reckless driving ticket in Henrico, jail time was definitely on the table for me, which would have destroyed my Military career. After following every single word of his advice, I walked out today with just a fine and a Restricted license for only 60 days. 1000% better than what could have happened here. My wife and I can’t be more grateful for every bit of his help.
Mr. John Weiland has exceeded my expectations. These reduction of charges were extremely important for my livelihood as I must remain a licensed driver as well as drive a company truck. My employer also told me point blank that I would be terminated if a DWI conviction was received. The reason for seeking John was based off of past client reviews. I came to the conclusion that he was my best chance after speaking with him and am certainly glad I did. John is an amazing lawyer and I will forever be in gratitude to him.
After following all advice from John I was able to get my case for reckless driving (91 in a 65) in Henrico county completely dismissed leaving me only with court fees that didn’t exceed $75. I would recommend to anyone
John was great! I was passing Greenseville, VA and got stopped for driving over the speed limit. That carries a reckless driving criminal offense in Virginia. John had the judge reduce it to a minimal defective vehicle offense. John helped me through the process up until the end! Would definitely recommend!
Mr. Weiland is professional, personable, and very good at what he does! He demonstrates a superb ability to think strategically and maneuver tactically, which led to a favorable outcome in my traffic case. An active listener, he counseled me well on my options and what to expect. I highly recommend.
The Weiland Firm is the best! For anyone looking for legal counsel involving a traffic violation, The Weiland Firm is the place to go. Mr. Weiland was extremely helpful, he gave me the proper guidance to prepare for court, and ultimately, he was able to have my charge dismissed. I highly recommend!
Had a speeding ticket dismissed with the help of Mr. Weiland. Had a great experience. Highly recommend him!
My name is Issa Moussa, John is an outstanding Lawyer, highly recommended. Last year, I got a traffic ticket and I contacted Mr John Weiland, With Mr John helped the ticket was dropped to improper fraction. On April this year, I was cited again for going down one way, I contacted Mr John and he helped me dismissed the ticket. John Weiland is the best.
Mr. Weiland represented me for a 91/70 reckless driving in Henrico county. Very reasonable pricing compared to other local lawyers and did not try the typical scare tactics other local lawyers have used to demand a higher price. Case was dismissed. Would highly recommend to anyone. Fantastic service.
Mr. Weiland and his staff/associates
By far– is the BEST law firm. They assisted me with two reckless driving cases, one last year in 2019 and one for this year 2020. Mr. Weiland was able to get both cases dismissed, in contingent of me attending a driver’s class. I recommend this Law Firm to anyone who needs assistance with reckless driving or any other traffic violations. I can not thank you enough for ALL your assistance!!
I had a reckless ticket in Henrico County. I had talked to a lot of other lawyers and most of them either said they can’t be much help, or the only thing they can do is keep me out of jail. The Weiland Firm had represented two of my other family members and the judge dropped both tickets so I contacted them. Long story short, they got an impossible ticket dropped. 10/10 recommend them!
If I could give this law firm 10 stars, I would. I got a reckless driving ticket back in February 2020…court kept getting postponed due to COVID. Once court finally took place, I could not have been more pleased with the results thanks to this law firm. They were great at communicating with me every step of the way. Overall, I am very pleased with the service I received!
John Weiland is the BEST traffic attorney!
Best attorney I have ever used by far really went the extra mile.
Highly professional, responsive law firm that we would highly recommend if you ever find yourself in need of a lawyer. They were able to get our Reckless Driving ticket dismissed and answered all of our questions along the way. Not being from Virginia, we didn’t totally understand the process for dealing with this kind of ticket (which would have just been a speeding ticket in our state) and Weiland Upton made a potentially horrible situation seem much less frightening with their expertise and congenial staff. Thank you for what you do!!!!
Thanks again Mr. Weiland for your great work during my trial. Great, professional demeanor and quick with email responses. Even though I doubt I’ll need your services again but I will HIGHLY RECOMMEND you services to others! Great work!!
I must say he is the best in town my charges were dropped all I to do is pay a fine v.s doing community service, weekend time or being on probation. He also made sure that all areas of my case were covered. Kept in contact with me throughout the entire process.
I could not have had a better experience with Weiland Upton, PLC. I was recommended this practice from a family member. I received a reckless driving ticket in New Kent County, VA, reckless driving is punishable by jail. John Weiland not only kept me out of jail, he got my 96/70 reckless driving ticket reduced to improper driving with only driving school completed on my end. No community service, no suspension of license! 100% WOULD RECOMMEND!
I was passing through Virginia and was caught by a State Trooper doing 89 in a 70 zone – in Virginia that is automatically Reckless Driving. I contacted John Weiland and he guided me through the entire process resulting in a minor traffic infraction and a significantly reduced fine. Thank you, John!
Tim Faff Sr.
Mr. Weiland, I used the court’s online system and paid the fine this morning — It is so nice having this reckless driving incident behind me and the outcome (Defective Equipment and no Points) was much more favorable than I had expected! I was very fortunate that I had the Law Firm of Weiland Upton representing me and I am truly grateful to you and your staff. I will always highly recommend your Law Firm to anyone I know who needs similar legal representation in Virginia. Your fee was very reasonable and the results were outstanding — thanks again.
John Weiland was my attorney for my 3rd driving on a suspended offense. He worked miracles and got it reduced to driving without a license with a $10 fine. Smoothest lawyer I’ve ever met, not to mention a super nice guy! I highly recommend Mr. Weiland!!
Mr. Weiland did a great job. Got a reckless speeding ticket dismissed for me with zero friction. My driving record is a bit spotty so I expected it being lowered to regular speeding at best, but he went above and beyond by speaking with the prosecutor and working it out beforehand. Very nice guy too.
My son was charged with reckless for going 96 in a 70, Henrico county. With possible jail time on the line, we were happy with the final outcome of a $500 fine and no jail time. Working with Mr. Weiland was a pleasure and I would definitely use again.
Mr. Weiland has the confidence and knowledge to represent anybody. I would recommend him to anyone.
Attorney John Weiland did an outstanding job!!! You should definitely hire him!
After receiving a reckless driving ticket and feeling like my world was crashing down around me, John Weiland made all the difference. He provided me with critical guidance and support that not only got the best possible outcome in the courtroom, but also out of this bad situation. He is an honest, effective and dedicated attorney that will work as hard for you as he can. Thank you, John, for helping me keep my license against all odds!
Mr. Weiland is a dedicated and great lawyer. He first contacted me while he was on vacation which made me feel more comfortable with choosing him. I explained my case. He confidently explained the next steps. I went to court and got an even better outcome. Any questions I had, he answered. Fast communication. His team was also great at relaying messages. He knew the prosecutors. If you’re ever in trouble, definitely call John Weiland!
Weiland Upton PLC represented my son who’s in the US Navy in a Virginia traffic case. The firm was very responsive and honest regarding every step of the case. The outcome results were exactly as we were led to believe they would be. We highly recommend this firm.
I highly recommend Mr. Weiland. I had a reckless driving charge completely dismissed. He knows the police officers and the judges well, and he’s a great person to work with.
John Weiland was and is truly the most attentive, charismatic, on point, honest attorney I have ever come across in all my years of screwing up. He makes you feel comfortable while telling you like it is, addressing all potential outcomes from the get go and anything you can do to help yourself get ahead before the big day. I have walked into the courtroom ready and prepared every time that I, unfortunately, needed his services. John Weiland’s representation is more than worth the money and I would strongly recommend him to anyone.
John Weiland was great to work with. He was able to take care of my case with a very favorable outcome. Everyone was very responsive and never had any trouble with communication. I will definitely be using them in the future.
Case dismissal! Those two words say it all – Thank You John Weiland, you were professional, fought for me and were able to do something in a county where this “hardly ever happens”. I would recommend Mr. Weiland to anyone!