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Reckless Driving Excess of 80 MPH charge reduced in Hopewell

THE RESULTS DO NOT GUARANTEE OR PREDICT A SIMILAR RESULT IN ANY FUTURE CASE UNDERTAKEN BY THE LAWYER. THE RESULTS DEPEND ON A VARIETY OF FACTORS UNIQUE TO EACH CASE.

Reckless Driving Excess of 80 MPH charge reduced in Hopewell VA

The Weiland Firm represented a client charged with Reckless Driving for speeding in excess of 80 MPH in Hopewell County, Va. The client was a full-time college student on scholarship and had no previous traffic infractions. The Attorney was able to waive the client’s appearance in court and convinced the judge to reduce the Reckless Driving charge to Defective Equipment. This is a no-points, non-moving violation. This allowed the client to avoid the 6-points and class 1 misdemeanor associated with a Reckless Driving charge. The client only needed to pay a small fine and court costs.

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If you have been charged with Reckless Driving in Hopewell Virginia, it is important that you contact an attorney that understands Virginia’s traffic laws and can guide you accordingly. John Weiland and Nick Wright of The Weiland Firm, PLC, Attorneys at Law focus their practice on defending clients charged with serious traffic offenses, such as Reckless Driving and DUI, and are ready to help you win your case.

Reckless Driving charge reduced in Hopewell 94 MPH in a 70 MPH zone.

THE RESULTS DO NOT GUARANTEE OR PREDICT A SIMILAR RESULT IN ANY FUTURE CASE UNDERTAKEN BY THE LAWYER. THE RESULTS DEPEND ON A VARIETY OF FACTORS UNIQUE TO EACH CASE.

Reckless Driving charge reduced in Hopewell Virginia 94 MPH in a 70 MPH zone.


Nick Wright represented a client charged with Reckless Driving for speeding 94 MPH in a 70 MPH zone in Hopewell, Va. The client had received another speeding infraction that same day.
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Mr. Wright was able to appear on the client’s behalf and convinced the judge to reduce the Reckless Driving Class 1 Misdemeanor to a minor traffic infraction of Improper Driving, a 3-point traffic infraction.

Due to the reduction, the client was able to avoid the 6 points and the class 1 misdemeanor associated with the Reckless Driving charge. The client only needed to pay a fine and court costs.

If you have been charged with Reckless Driving in Hopewell Virginia, it is important that you contact an attorney that understands Virginia’s traffic laws and can guide you accordingly. John Weiland, The Weiland Firm, and Nick Wright of The Weiland Firm, PLC, Attorneys at Law focus their practice on defending clients charged with serious traffic offenses, such as Reckless Driving and DUI, and are ready to help you win your case.

Hopewell Reckless Driving Reduced Attorney Appeared on their Behalf

Hopewell Reckless Driving Reduced Attorney Appeared on their Behalf

THE RESULTS DO NOT GUARANTEE OR PREDICT A SIMILAR RESULT IN ANY FUTURE CASE UNDERTAKEN BY THE LAWYER. THE RESULTS DEPEND ON A VARIETY OF FACTORS UNIQUE TO EACH CASE.

A young student and member of the Army Reserves was charged with Reckless Driving for traveling 95 mph in a 70 mph zone through Hopewell, Virginia. The Attorney worked with the young man to develop a mitigation strategy putting him in the best possible position going in to his court date.

He did not have to appear and after presenting the mitigation to the Court, The Attorney was able to convince the Judge to reduce his charge to Speeding 79/70 with only a $100.00 fine. The young man avoided the misdemeanor conviction, the high fine, and the driver’s license suspension that would typically accompany a 95 mph case.

If you have been charged with Reckless Driving in Virginia, it is important that you contact an attorney that understands Virginia’s traffic laws and can guide you accordingly. John Weiland and Nick Wright of The Weiland Firm, PLC, Attorneys at Law focus their practice on defending clients charged with serious traffic offenses such as Reckless Driving and DUI and are ready to help you win your case.

Virginia to Collect Speeding and Reckless Driving Fines

Virginia Speeding and Reckless Driving Ticket Fines

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Hopewell police patrol Interstate 295 in Virginia

Virginia is attempting to curb the number of speeding tickets some cities and counties are issuing to drivers on the state’s roadways.

The Virginia General Assembly included a provision in the state budget declaring that if the amount of money a jurisdiction collects from speeding ticket and reckless driving fines exceeds 40 percent of its total revenue, the state will appropriate half of the money. Those funds will then be placed into the state’s literary fund which pays for school construction projects and teacher retirement plans.

The provision comes after motorist group AAA Mid-Atlantic reported that the Hopewell Sheriff’s Office was using “heavy-handed enforcement tactics” on a section of Interstate 295 in Hopewell, VA. The group calls the two-mile stretch of road the “Million Dollar Mile.” Approximately 1,000 speeding tickets are issued per month on I-295 in Hopewell.

According to the Richmond Times-Dispatch, Hopewell’s revenue from speeding and reckless driving tickets has increased from $160,000 a year when the I-295 project began to about $2 million last year.

Martha Meade with AAA Mid-Atlantic believes that the provision will allow police “to continue upholding the law and continue to collect … the appropriate amount of revenue.”

The Hopewell Sheriff’s Office has responded to the allegations by stating that officers only ticket drivers who speed over 81 miles per hour, which is considered reckless driving in Virginia.

Did you receive a speeding or reckless driving ticket in Virginia?

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