Criminal Defense Lawyer Norfolk, VA and throughout Hampton Roads
Criminal Defense Lawyer Norfolk, VA and throughout Hampton Roads

Norfolk, VA Criminal Traffic Lawyers

Our criminal defense attorneys are ready to fight for you

According to the Virginia Department of Transportation, there are 57,867 miles of highway in the state. This includes 1,118 miles of interstate highways, 8,111 miles of primary highways (U.S. routes and state routes), 48,305 miles of local connector or county roads, and 333 miles of frontage roads. There are an additional 10,561 miles of streets in cities and towns.

Traffic laws on these roads are enforced by the Virginia State Police, county sheriffs, and local law enforcement agencies. Under Virginia law, there are some criminal traffic violations that involve behaviors considered to pose a significant risk to public safety or that can result in harm to others. That’s why offenses such as driving under the influence (DUI), speeding, reckless driving, vehicular manslaughter, and leaving the scene of an accident carry significant penalties.

Traffic laws can be complicated. A criminal traffic violation lawyer can help you navigate the legal complexities of your case and ensure you understand the potential ramifications. The criminal defense attorneys at Welch & Wright, PLLC understand the impact a conviction can have on your life. We provide effective and aggressive legal representation.

We fight for clients charged with criminal traffic offenses

We are dedicated to defending clients faced with criminal traffic offenses. Our attorneys have extensive experience handling cases across Norfolk, VA, and the broader Hampton Roads area. We cover a wide range of locations and highways, ensuring comprehensive legal support for traffic violations in:

New Kent

  • Interstate 64

Williamsburg/James City County

  • Interstate 64
  • State Route 132
  • State Route 143

York County

  • Interstate 64
  • State Route 17

Newport News

  • Interstate 64
  • Interstate 264
  • Interstate 664
  • Warwick Blvd.
  • State Route 17
  • Monitor-Merrimack Bridge Tunnel


  • Interstate 64
  • Interstate 264
  • Interstate 664
  • Mercury Blvd
  • Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel

Isle of Wight

  • State Route 460
  • State Route 58
  • State Route 17
  • James River Bridge


  • State Route 13


  • State Route 13


  • Interstate 64
  • Interstate 264
  • Interstate 564
  • State Route 460
  • Martin Luther King Expressway


  • State Route 460
  • Interstate 664
  • Monitor-Merrimac Bridge Tunnel


  • Interstate 64
  • Interstate 464
  • Interstate 264
  • Chesapeake Expressway

Virginia Beach

  • Interstate 64
  • Interstate 264
  • US 460 (Church St.)
  • US 13 (Military Highway)
  • State Route 190 (Witchduck Rd.)
  • State Route 225 (Independence Blvd.)
  • State Route 279 (Great Neck Rd.)

A conviction for a criminal traffic violation can have serious consequences

Depending on the severity of the offense, if you are convicted for a criminal traffic violation in Virginia, you could be facing:

  • Fines – These can range from a few hundred dollars to thousands of dollars, depending on the specific violation.
  • Jail time – Criminal traffic violations in Virginia can carry jail sentences, depending on the severity of the offense. For example, a second or third DUI conviction can result in jail time, as can certain reckless driving offenses.
  • Loss of driver’s license – A conviction could lead to a suspension or even revocation of your driver’s license. The duration depends on the offense and your driving record.
  • Increased insurance rates – A criminal traffic violation on your record will likely lead to higher car insurance premiums.
  • Employment issues – Depending on the type of work and the severity of the offense, a conviction might impact your job or future employment opportunities.
  • Court costs – In addition to fines, you might be responsible for court costs associated with your case.

We take your speeding ticket seriously

There are many driving behaviors that can result in a reckless driving ticket under Virginia law, but the most common is speeding. Simply driving above 85 mph or 20 miles or more above the speed limit can result in a reckless driving charge. Reckless driving is a class 1 misdemeanor which can result in a jail sentence, a license suspension, hefty fines, and increases in insurance premiums. Our speeding ticket lawyers can fight for you every step of the way.

We fight back against aggressive enforcement in small cities and towns

Speed traps in small cities and towns can catch even the most cautious drivers off guard. Fighting a ticket on your own can be intimidating, especially with unfamiliar local courts. Our attorneys can fight for you. We can assess your situation, identify potential weaknesses in the prosecution’s case (such as faulty equipment or improper signage), negotiate with the prosecutor for a reduced charge or dismissal, and represent you in court if necessary.

Our lawyers can help out-of-state drivers

Being charged with a traffic violation can be stressful, but for out-of-state drivers, it can be especially frustrating and confusing. Our firm understands the unique challenges faced by those charged with traffic violations outside their home state, including navigating unfamiliar court systems, potential license suspension reciprocity across state lines, and the added difficulty of appearing in court from a distance. We can help you explore your options, fight the offense you are charged with, and work to protect your driving privileges.

Our district court experience helps us get results

If you’re fighting a ticket or any kind of criminal traffic violation in Virginia district court, you need a local attorney who is familiar with the process. We understand the intricacies of Virginia traffic law and can identify potential defenses specific to your situation. Whether it’s challenging faulty radar readings, questioning improper traffic stops, or negotiating a favorable plea bargain, we can fight for you in court and help minimize the consequences of your citation.

Our team of attorneys is courtroom-tested, with experience handling cases in the 4th Judicial Circuit of Virginia (Norfolk), the 2nd Judicial Circuit of Virginia (Virginia Beach), and other jurisdictions in the Hampton Roads area. And we have a lengthy record of case results to prove it.

If you’re facing charges, contact an experienced criminal traffic lawyer

There’s a lot at stake if you’ve been charged with a criminal traffic violation in Virginia. You need an experienced attorney who is ready to fight for your rights and can guide you through the legal process every step of the way.

Don’t delay. It’s important to get legal advice about your case as soon as possible.

Learn more about how we can help. Make us your first call. Contact us to schedule a free case evaluation.

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