RECKLESS DRIVING LAWYERS NEWPORT NEWS VA
150+ YEARS OF COMBINED EXPERIENCE AT MONTAGNA KLEIN CAMDEN LLP
4302 HUNTINGTON AVENUE, NEWPORT NEWS, VA 23607
With Anthony L. Montagna, III, you can be confident that you have an experienced traffic attorney on your side. Anthony will fight to protect you and your family. He knows that every case is important to you, and he will battle for you in court. We are conveniently located at 4302 Huntington Avenue, Newport News, VA 23607 and very close to the ship yard.
Anthony was born on August 19, 1968 at Camp LeJeune, North Carolina. After several months, Anthony and his family moved to Norfolk, Virginia, his father’s home town.
Anthony graduated from Norfolk Academy in 1986. After graduation, Anthony attended and graduated from the University of Richmond with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics. At the University of Richmond, Anthony was awarded Intermediate Honors and was a proud member of the the Dean’s List. After graduating from the University of Richmond, Anthony attended and graduated from The University of Akron School of Law in 1993. Upon graduating from law school, Anthony joined his father as a partner at Montagna & Montagna, P.C.
As a partner at Montagna & Montagna, P.C., Anthony assisted individuals in many fields of law. Over the years, Anthony has handled bankruptcy, debt collection, worker’s compensation, personal injury, family law, DUI and traffic, security clearance, criminal, and corporation cases.
As the son of an attorney who served his country proudly on active duty and in the reserves in the United States Navy Jag Corps, Anthony has the necessary experience and knowledge to ensure you get the results that you want. He has practiced law for over 25 years and is well known for his knowledge of the law and familiarity with the judges in Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Newport News, and all of Hampton Roads.
In his free time, Anthony enjoys travelling, reading, watching and playing sports, and spending time with his family. He particularly enjoys spending time with his daughter, Phoebe, who is 15 and attends Norfolk Academy.
“With over 25 years of experience, I know each case is different, and I provide personalized attention for each client,” says Anthony. “I am committed
to providing my clients with zealous and skillful representation. I know that my client’s case is a serious concern, and I treat every client like I would want
my family treated. I am here to guide you through the complexities of your case and to provide you simple, straightforward answers to your questions.”
In addition to representing individuals who were seriously injured as the result of the negligence of others, Anthony has successfully defended individuals charged with serious criminal and traffic offenses. He has represented men and women dealing with contested and uncontested divorce, custody, and support issues. Anthony is driven to succeed and prides himself on his extensive preparatory research – vital to a favorable verdict.
Anthony strives to answer all questions, to provide regular updates and return all phone calls. If you want an attorney who will think outside of the box, make your case a priority and work hard for you, Anthony is the attorney for you.
AREAS OF PRACTICE:
U.S. District Court
Eastern District of Virginia
U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit
Virginia Supreme Court
U.S. Supreme Court
1993 University of Akron School of Law, Akron, OH, J.D.
1990 University of Richmond, Richmond, VA, B.A., Major: Economics, Intermediate Honors, Dean’s List
Anthony Montagna, III, is one of the preeminent reckless driving lawyers in Newport News and our address is 4302 Huntington Avenue, Norfolk, VA 23607. As a Newport News reckless driving attorney, who is familiar with the federal and state courts, Anthony explains how to obtain great results in court. When you go to court in Newport News, you need to understand that it requires the use of common sense, and it is important to hire a lawyer from Newport News, who is tough as nails. Anthony Montagna, III and his partners have over 100 years of combined legal experience. In addition to obtaining millions of dollars as compensation for injured parties, Anthony and his partners at Montagna Klein Camden LLP know that it is important to fight for your clients in criminal and traffic matters. No case is too complex or too simple. Many of our clients are locals, vacationers, union workers, students, and military men and women. We have reasonable fees and offer union, student, senior, and military discounts
HIGHLY RATED AND SKILLED LAWYERS YOU CAN TRUST
When you need an experienced and compassionate lawyer in Newport News for a reckless driving, DUI or any traffic violation, rely on your common sense in selecting an attorney. A successful Newport News reckless driving lawyer has experience, drive, compassion, and knowledge. When you hire Anthony Montagna, III, you will hire an attorney who has represented civilian and military personnel for over 25 years and is A+ rated by the Better Business Bureau.
The address for the Newport News General District Court and Circuit Court is 2500 Washington Avenue, Newport News, Virginia 23607.
The presiding Judges in the Newport News General District court are the following:
- Hon. Gary A. Mills, Presiding Judge, Chief Judge
- Hon. Richard C. Kerns,
- Presiding JudgeHon. Christopher R. Papile
The Newport News General District Court-Criminal Division court schedule is the following:
Courtroom A Bond Hearings 8:30 a.m., Mon. - Fri. Video Arraignments 9:00 a.m., Mon. - Fri. Commonwealth Trials/City Trials 10:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m., Mon. - Fri. City Attorney Trials 1:30 p.m., 4th Wed. of each month Courtroom C Non Violent Commonwealth Trials 9:00 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 10:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m., Wed. The Newport News General District Court-Traffic Division court schedule is the following:
Courtroom B Video Arraignments 8:30 a.m., Mon. - Fri. Commonwealth Arraignments 9:00 a.m., Mon. Commonwealth Trials 9:30 a.m., Mon. City Officer Trials/Violations of Probation 9:00 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 10:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m., Mon. - Fri. Courtroom C City Officer Trials/Violations of Probation 8:30 a.m., 9:00 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 10:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m., Mon. & Fri. Commonwealth Arraignments 9:00 a.m., Tues. Commonwealth Trials 9:30 a.m., Tues. State Trooper Trials 9:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m., Tues. & Thurs. The presiding Judges in the Newport News Circuit Court are the following:
- Hon. C. Peter Tench, Presiding Judge, Chief Judge
- Hon. Timothy S. Fisher, Presiding Judge
- Hon. David F. Pugh, Presiding Judge
- Hon. Bryant L. Sugg
CALL US TODAY: 757-380-8100
WHAT IS RECKLESS DRIVING?
I. VA Code Ann. § 46.2-852
Irrespective of the maximum speeds permitted by law, any person who drives a vehicle on any highway recklessly or at a speed or in a manner so as to endanger the life, limb, or property of any person shall be guilty of reckless driving.
II. VA Code Ann. § 46.2-853
A person shall be guilty of reckless driving who drives a vehicle which is not under proper control or which has inadequate or improperly adjusted brakes on any highway in the Commonwealth.
III. VA Code Ann. § 46.2-854
A person shall be guilty of reckless driving who, while driving a vehicle, overtakes and passes another vehicle proceeding in the same direction, on or approaching the crest of a grade or on or approaching a curve in the highway, where the driver’s view along the highway is obstructed, except where the overtaking vehicle is being operated on a highway having two or more designated lanes of roadway for each direction of travel or on a designated one-way roadway or highway.
IV. VA Code Ann. § 46.2-855
A person shall be guilty of reckless driving who drives a vehicle when it is so loaded, or when there are in the front seat such number of persons, as to obstruct the view of the driver to the front or sides of the vehicle or to interfere with the driver’s control over the driving mechanism of the vehicle.
V. VA Code Ann. § 46.2-856
A person shall be guilty of reckless driving who passes or attempts to pass two other vehicles abreast, moving in the same direction, except on highways having separate roadways of three or more lanes for each direction of travel, or on designated one-way streets or highways. This section shall not apply, however, to a motor vehicle passing two other vehicles when one or both of such other vehicles is a bicycle, electric personal assistive mobility device, electric power-assisted bicycle, or moped; nor shall this section apply to a bicycle, electric personal assistive mobility device, electric power-assisted bicycle, or moped passing two other vehicles.
VI. VA Code Ann. § 46.2-857
A person shall be guilty of reckless driving who drives any motor vehicle so as to be abreast of another vehicle in a lane designed for one vehicle, or drives any motor vehicle so as to travel abreast of any other vehicle traveling in a lane designed for one vehicle. Nothing in this section shall be construed to prohibit two two-wheeled motorcycles from traveling abreast while traveling in a lane designated for one vehicle. In addition, this section shall not apply to (i) any validly authorized parade, motorcade, or motorcycle escort; (ii) a motor vehicle traveling in the same lane of traffic as a bicycle, electric personal assistive mobility device, electric power-assisted bicycle, or moped; nor shall it apply to (iii) any vehicle when lawfully overtaking and passing one or more vehicles traveling in the same direction in a separate lane.
VII. VA Code Ann. § 46.2-858
A person shall be guilty of reckless driving who overtakes or passes any other vehicle proceeding in the same direction at any railroad grade crossing or at any intersection of highways unless such vehicles are being operated on a highway having two or more designated lanes of roadway for each direction of travel or unless such intersection is designated and marked as a passing zone or on a designated one-way street or highway, or while pedestrians are passing or about to pass in front of either of such vehicles, unless permitted so to do by a traffic light or law-enforcement officer.
VIII. VA Code Ann. § 46.2-859
A person driving a motor vehicle shall stop such vehicle when approaching, from any direction, any school bus which is stopped on any highway, private road or school driveway for the purpose of taking on or discharging children, the elderly, or mentally or physically handicapped persons, and shall remain stopped until all the persons are clear of the highway, private road or school driveway and the bus is put in motion; any person violating the foregoing is guilty of reckless driving. The driver of a vehicle, however, need not stop when approaching a school bus if the school bus is stopped on the other roadway of a divided highway, on an access road, or on a driveway when the other roadway, access road, or driveway is separated from the roadway on which he is driving by a physical barrier or an unpaved area. The driver of a vehicle also need not stop when approaching a school bus which is loading or discharging passengers from or onto property immediately adjacent to a school if the driver is directed by a law-enforcement officer or other duly authorized uniformed school crossing guard to pass the school bus. This section shall apply to school buses which are equipped with warning devices prescribed in § 46.2-1090 and are painted yellow with the words “School Bus” in black letters at least eight inches high on the front and rear thereof. Only school buses which are painted yellow and equipped with the required lettering and warning devices shall be identified as school buses.
The testimony of the school bus driver, the supervisor of school buses or a law-enforcement officer that the vehicle was yellow, conspicuously marked as a school bus, and equipped with warning devices as prescribed in § 46.2-1090 is prima facie evidence that the vehicle is a school bus.
IX. VA Code Ann. § 46.2-860
A person shall be guilty of reckless driving who fails to give adequate and timely signals of intention to turn, partly turn, slow down, or stop, as required by Article 6 (§ 46.2-848 et seq.) of this chapter.
X. VA Code Ann. § 46.2-861
A person shall be guilty of reckless driving who exceeds a reasonable speed under the circumstances and traffic conditions existing at the time, regardless of any posted speed limit.
XI. VA Code Ann. § 46.2-862
A person shall be guilty of reckless driving who drives a motor vehicle on the highways in the Commonwealth (i) at a speed of twenty miles per hour or more in excess of the applicable maximum speed limit or (ii) in excess of eighty miles per hour regardless of the applicable maximum speed limit.
XII. VA Code Ann. § 46.2-863
A person shall be guilty of reckless driving who fails to bring his vehicle to a stop immediately before entering a highway from a side road when there is traffic approaching on such highway within 500 feet of such point of entrance, unless (i) a “Yield Right-of-Way” sign is posted or (ii) where such sign is posted, fails, upon entering such highway, to yield the right-of-way to the driver of a vehicle approaching on such highway from either direction.
XIII. VA Code Ann. § 46.2-864
A person is guilty of reckless driving who operates any motor vehicle at a speed or in a manner so as to endanger the life, limb, or property of any person:
1. On any driveway or premises of a church, school, recreational facility, or business or governmental property open to the public; or
2. On the premises of any industrial establishment providing parking space for customers,
3. On any highway under construction or not yet open to the public.
When you are charged with reckless driving, it is important to be aware that you are facing a class one misdemeanor, which involves up to 12 months in jail and a $2,500.00 fine. It is always important to hire a highly skilled and successful lawyer like Anthony Montagna, III or any of his partners. Anthony routinely obtains great results, when representing an individual charged with reckless driving, speeding, driving on a suspended operator’s license, DUI, or any other traffic offense in Norfolk, Newport News, Virginia Beach or any where in Hampton Roads. As a Norfolk reckless driving lawyer, Anthony has the confidence and skill to negotiate on your behalf and to defend you on any traffic violation.
When you go to court, it is important to have a highly recommended and rated attorney, like Anthony. Although every case is different, no two cases are the same, and a result in one case does not guarantee the same result in every case or predict the result of a different case, Anthony has obtained great results in Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Chesapeake and throughout Hampton Roads.
Some of Anthony’s case results are the following:
- Reckless driving, 112 mph in a 55 mph zone in Norfolk: REDUCED TO IMPROPER DRIVING, $250.00 fine
- Reckless driving in Norfolk: DISMISSED
- Reckless driving in Newport News: DISMISSED
- Reckless driving in Virginia Beach, 77 mph in a 55 mph zone, REDUCED TO SPEEDING
- Reckless driving in York County: DISMISSED
- Reckless driving, 93 mph in a 55 mph zone, in Chesapeake REDUCED TO DEFECTIVE EQUIPMENT, $250.00 FINE
- Reckless driving in Norfolk, 104 mph in a 55 mph zone: REDUCED TO IMPROPER DRIVING, $250.00 FINE
- Reckless driving: REDUCED TO IMPROPER DRIVING
- Reckless driving: DISMISSED
- Reckless driving: REDUCED TO IMPROPER DRIVING
- Reckless Driving in Newport News: DISMISSED
If you want great results in court, The Five commandments to follow are:
1. You only get one chance to make a good impression in court, so you should always dress well.
2. Hire a lawyer with experience and a proven track record. If you choose an incredibly inexpensive lawyer, you may get what you paid for.
3. Follow your lawyer’s advice, do what he tells you, and be responsible.
4. Do not be argumentative with the Court and the prosecutor. The Judge has been around the block and knows who is acting rudely.
5. If you are stopped by the police, understand that you have the right to remain silent, do provide your name, address, and date of birth, but do not answer questions.
If you follow these 5 simple rules, you will be amazed with your level of success in court. If you have questions about a reckless driving, DUI, or suspended license charge in Norfolk, Newport News, Portsmouth, Hampton or any where in Hampton Roads, VA call Newport News reckless driving lawyers, Anthony Montagna and his partners, at 757-380-8100 and understand that you have fighters in your corner.