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Speeding charge in Richmond Va 43 MPH in a 25 MPH zone – Dismissed!

Speeding charge in Richmond Va 43 MPH in a 25 MPH zone – Dismissed!

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.
The Weiland Firm represented a client charged with Speeding as she was clocked driving 43 MPH in a 25 MPH zone in Richmond, Virginia. The client was driving a new car and had a clean driving record. On the trial date, The Attorney was able to appear on the client’s behalf and convinced the judge to dismiss the Speeding charge entirely. The client avoided any fines or points assessed to her license. She only needed to complete a Defensive Driving class and pay court costs.

If you have been charged with Speeding/Reckless Driving in Richmond 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.

Speeding ticket reduced in Emporia Va 77 MPH in a 60 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.

Speeding ticket reduced in Emporia 77 MPH in a 60 MPH zone

Nick WEmporia Varight represented a client charged with Speeding 77MPH in a 60 MPH zone in Emporia County, Va. The client was a North Carolina resident and would have a difficult time appearing in court.

 

Mr. Wright was able to waive the client’s appearance in court and convinced the judge to reduce the Speeding charge to Defective Equipment, a no-points, non-moving violation.Greensville County / Emporia Virgnia Courthouse

This allowed the client to avoid the 3-points associated with a Speeding charge. The client only needed to pay a small fine and court costs.

 

If you have been charged with Speeding in Emporia 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 Speeding and Reckless Driving, and are ready to help you win your case.

CDL Driver’s Speeding Ticket Reduced in Greensville

CDL Driver’s Speeding Ticket Reduced in Greensville

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.

Nick Wright represented a client charged with a speeding ticket for driving 70 mph in a 55 mph zone in Greensville County. The client was a resident of Texas, and has a recent speeding ticket on his driving record. The client also had a commercial driver’s license, which he needed for his job.

Mr. Wright was able to have the speeding ticket reduced to a Defective Equipment charge, which is a no points, non-moving violation. The client was able to keep his commercial driver’s license intact, and only needed to pay a small fine and court costs.

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, 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.

Henrico County Va Ticket Reduced to Non-moving Violation

Henrico County Va Ticket Reduced to Non-moving Violation

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.

Nick Wright represented a client charged with a speeding ticket for driving 54 mph in a 35 mph zone in Henrico County.

Hnerico County VaOn the trial date, Mr. Wright appeared in court on the client’s behalf. The charge was reduced to non-moving violation that added no points to the client’s driving record.

 

 

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, 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.

Speeding Charge Dismissed in Henrico 68 mph in a 45 mph zone

Speeding Charge Dismissed in Henrico 68 mph in a 45 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.

The Weiland Firm represented a client charged with speeding for driving 68 mph in a 45 mph zone in Henrico.

The Attorney was able to appear on the client’s behalf on the trial date, and have the charge dismissed. The client only had to complete a driver improvement course, and pay the court costs.

Henrico County Va District Court

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.

Sussex County Va Speeding Charge Reduced

Sussex County Va Speeding Charge Reduced

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.

 

The Weiland Firm represented a client charged with Speeding for driving 52 mph in a 35 mph zone though Waverly, Virginia in Sussex County. After consulting with the client, The Attorney advised her to get a speedometer calibration and was able to have the charge reduced to a non-moving, no-points violation. The client avoided a moving violation and any consequences with their insurance without having to appear in Court.

If you or someone you know has been charged with Reckless Driving in Sussex County, Virginia contact the law office of The Weiland Firm, PLC at 804-355-8037.

Learning Where Not to Speed Around Richmond Va

You know the feeling. You’ve been driving along, aware that you were going over the speed limit but sure that you would never be caught. Then you see the flashing blue lights.

Virginia Speeding Ticket Attorneys

Sometimes you’re just in a hurry. Sometimes you’re just not paying attention. Sometimes you need answer the call of nature.

But speeding is always illegal and law enforcement in Virginia doesn’t plan to let you forget that.

Law enforcement officers are out there to enforce the speed limit and to increase highway safety. They more than anyone know the dangers of high speed driving.

A 2014 study by the Institute for Highway Safety-Highway Loss Data Institute showed that four states had posted speed limits as high as 80 mph. At least 38 states have speed limits of 70 mph or higher on some portion of their roadways. In 2010, Virginia raised the highway speed limit to 70 mph.

AAA Mid-Atlantic says that speed related deaths account for nearly a third of all traffic fatalities each year with a toll of nearly 10,000 lives.

Also in 2014 the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimated the cost of crashes involving vehicles going over the speed limit or too fast for road conditions cost around $59 billion in 2010. That averages out to $191 for every person in the U.S.

According to the Statistic Brain Research Institute, Virginia ranks 7th in the Top 10 “driving citation states.” Virginia is tied with Illinois for having the highest speeding fines in the nation. And in Virginia, reckless driving is a Class 1 misdemeanor.

Still, drivers like to speed. There’s always the attitude that you won’t be the one to get caught. Until you are. It’s also true that you’re likely to find yourself facing a speeding fine in some areas of Virginia more than others.

Take a look at where tickets have most often been reported in the Richmond metro region.

In Chesterfield County, law enforcement noted the following over a nine month period.

  • 124 tickets were given out in the 6000 block of Hopkins Road near Hopkins Elementary. The regular speed limit of 45 drops to 25 in the school zone.
  • 72 tickets were written in the 13400 block of Hull Street Road near Commonwealth Center Shopping Center. If you want to get to the movie on time, leave earlier.
  • 66 tickets were written in the 12700 block of Robious Road near Salisbury.

In Henrico County from June 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015 the following areas were the three most ticketed.

  • 775 tickets were written on Parham Road at the Willey Bridge. It’s a nice bridge, but there’s a speed limit. Slow down and enjoy the view of the dam.
  • 447 violations were cited on Hungary Road at Royerton Drive
  • Not far from Laburnum Avenue, 443 tickets were handed out on Mechanicsville Turnpike at Springdale Road.

And in the City of Richmond over the past 12 months:

  • 345 speeding tickets were given out in the 4000 block of Midlothian Turnpike near George Wythe High School.
  • 198 tickets were given out in the 700 block of South Belvidere Street near VCU.
  • In the 1500 block of Commerce Road, 135 tickets were issued.

Elsewhere in the state, The Staunton News Leader says that Virginia State Police numbers in the area show that between 2010 and 2014 troopers wrote 23,506 speeding tickets. Those numbers don’t include citations for reckless driving, which is often speed-related.

South of Richmond the stretch of I-295 has been such a revenue generator for the City of Hopewell that the General Assembly took action in the 2015 Session. The area running along the western side of the town has been dubbed the “million dollar mile” because revenue from tickets reached almost $2 million annually.

According to Martha Meade with AAA Mid-Atlantic it was clear to AAA and “to a majority of legislators that the problem Hopewell is trying to solve with police is a financial one, not a safety issue.”

An amendment to the state budget reduced the financial incentive for the Hopewell and other localities hoping to curb the incentive to write an excessive amount of tickets. The new formula lowers the threshold for determining whether local fine collections are excessive. Localities will be required to remit more of that money to the Literary Fund. The new formula went into effect on July 1.

Still if you’re traveling on I-295 outside of Hopewell or anywhere else in the Commonwealth, it’s probably a good idea to obey the speed limit.

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