Hi, I’m Virginia Reckless Driving Speeding Lawyer Bob Battle and in my book called “The Shocking Truth About Reckless Driving Speeding in Virginia,” I give you the questions that you should ask any lawyer in making the decision of which lawyer is best for your case.
The most important question of course is: “Who is coming to court; what is their background and experience?”
Beware the Robo Firm! in Virginia, ANYONE who has passed the bar can represent someone on a Reckless Driving Speeding charge- this does not mean that they are experienced with Reckless Driving Speeding defense issues or know how a particular jurisdiction or judge handles these cases!
One thing I have noticed in a lot of jurisdictions I go to is sort of the invasion of the Internet what I like to call “the robo firms.” What I’m talking about and you can notice this when you are doing your Internet search, is you will see websites that say:
“If you have a Reckless Driving Speeding in Henrico, Virginia hire our Henrico, Virginia Reckless Driving Speeding Lawyer. Our Henrico, Virginia Reckless Driving Speeding Lawyers,…” and they just keep doing that so that hopefully it will show up on an internet search for, you guessed it- “Henrico Reckless Driving Speeding Lawyers.”
That’s all well and good. What they don’t tell you is the name of any lawyer that might possibly be representing you because they don’t know or because their lawyer is so inexperienced that this person needs directions to get to court! They have just slapped up a web page or paid some lawyer directory hoping that they may get someone asking for a lawyer.
How to “Out” the Inexperienced Lawyer who misleads you and says they are familiar with a jurisdiction when they are not-
So, when you are talking to a law firm, if you can’t see the name of any lawyers or any information about the lawyers on the website, why bother calling these people? Lawyer Directories, in which the only qualification to get listed on most of these websites is a credit card, are the worst offenders for listing 1 lawyer for the entire state.
If you are charged with Reckless Driving Speeding in the Richmond area and get someone and they’re listed up in Northern Virginia, which is over 100 miles and several hours away from most Richmond area jurisdictions, why don’t you ask them a simple question or questions:
- “How many judges do they have in Dinwiddie County or Greensville County or Caroline County?”
- “What days do they have traffic court?”
- “What are the names of the judges?”
- “Who’s the Commonwealth’s Attorney there?”
Any lawyer who practices regularly there knows these answers by heart. If you are talking to a Robo Lawyer, you’ll hear a long pause and you’ll realize you’re not getting an experienced lawyer.