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Daniel P Leavitt

Daniel P Leavitt

Quality representation, with personalized attention to each case.
  • Traffic Tickets, DUI & DWI, Criminal Law
  • Virginia
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I have successfully defended thousands of clients charged with offenses ranging from reckless driving by speed, DUI, speeding tickets, fatal accidents, all the way to malicious wounding, assault and battery and attempted murder, and robbery. I have over 8 years of experience, including jury experience.

- Member Virginia State Bar
- 100 percent positive rating from past clients
- Past President, Hopewell Bar Association for 2 years
- Member of National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
- BBB accredited, A+ rating

At Leavitt & Martin we emphasize personal attention to each case, and our case results follow.

Liberty University
Honors: Magna Cum Laude
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Professional Experience
Virginia State Bar
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Better Business Bureau
Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyers
National Trial Lawyers
Recognizing Excellence in the Practice of Law
Lawyers of Distinction
Professional Associations
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
- Current
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Hopewell Bar Association
Past President
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Fixed (Sometimes), Free Consultation (15 minutes), Hourly ($200-$250/hour)
Practice Areas
    Traffic Tickets
    Suspended License
    DUI & DWI
    Criminal Law
    Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
Additional Practice Areas
  • Reckless Driving
  • Speeding Tickets
  • Hit and Run
  • Accidents
Legal Answers
Q. How many points violation is my speeding ticket (46.2-870)? Should I go to court, and if I go, should I get a lawyer?
A: Both reckless driving and speeding 20 mph or more written as a traffic infraction are the maximum 6 demerit points on your driving record. Your best path is to hire a lawyer or represent yourself as you see fit and try to get the case reduced/dismissed. Generally hiring a lawyer is better as a good traffic attorney will be equipped to get the best result and tell you what to do before court. Lawyers also are able to negotiate with prosecutors whereas I don't know of any prosecutor who will talk to someone who does not have an attorney.
Q. Could you explain what certain highways refer too under VA code 46-2-826. Received ticket failing to stop
A: Generally it is referring to any public road that you are entering on...
Q. is the front plate primary offense or secondary?
A: I believe you are incorrect. 46.2-711 is a primary offense in my opinion, however you may be able to get it dismissed in court with an attorney or by representing yourself upon showing proof of compliance, depending on the judge.
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Midlothian office
116 B Walton Park Lane
Midlothian, VA 23114
Telephone: (804) 873-4004
Fax: (804) 835-6490
Emporia office
312 S. Main Street
Emporia, VA 23847
Telephone: (804) 317-2385
Fax: (804) 835-6490