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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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Summary

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.

Practice Areas
  • Traffic Tickets
  • DUI & DWI
  • Criminal Law
Additional Practice Areas
  • Reckless Driving
  • Speeding Tickets
  • Hit and Run
  • Accidents
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Fixed (Sometimes), Free Consultation (15 minutes), Hourly ($200-$250/hour)
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Virginia
Professional Experience
Virginia State Bar
Current
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Current
Better Business Bureau
Current
Education
Liberty University
J.D.
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Honors: Magna Cum Laude
Awards
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
Member
- Current
Hopewell Bar Association
Past President
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Legal Answers
170 Questions Answered

Q. Can an officer pull you over in Virginia ONLY because they recognize you and know that you do not have a license?
A: You should ride a bike or find a residence closer to work. If they have reason to believe your license is suspended then that's probably going to be fine.
Q. I bought a car, gave part of the $ then & rest with taxes & lady hold the title! Ex roommate went & paid the rest &
A: If you are alleging that somebody just stole your money then you should talk to the police where this happened. Good luck. Question needs revision and explanation. But it seems like more of a civil case. However if that's what you're saying is that somebody actually just outright stole your money which is hard to believe, then talk to the police in the location where this happened.
Q. Both my gf and I told the police it didnt happen the way they were saying that night, got charged, now what do I do?
A: Both of you should talk to separate lawyers who can advise you.
Q. How long are circuit court case proceedings and final case dispositions kept in va?
A: Not sure what you are getting at. You can go online and locate the information usually in the online court database. Records of convictions are kept a long time. I was able to locate a felony conviction from the 70's for a restoration of rights case.
Q. My case was appealed J&DR TO CIRCUIT COURT WHERE IT WAS TAKEN UNDER ADVISEMENT.
A: You should be able to access the file. The online system only goes back to 2000 or so. They should be archived somewhere in Henrico. Call the court and they should be able to help you.
Q. Charges for someone inciting a fight and driving one of the people to fight on the other person's property.
A: It's hard to say on this fact pattern alone. There are certainly fact patterns that can result in both a charge and a conviction if it arises to that level. But it's certainly possible to get charged. Getting charged means there is probable cause which is not a high standard. Getting convicted in a criminal case is guilt beyond all reasonable doubt so it's a much higher legal standard.
Q. How can Virginiaenforce a tint violation on a traveling outofstate vehicle and getaway with violating the righttopasslaw
A: Every driver in the US is required to comply with the individual requirements of each state they enter. When you enter a state you are required to abide by their laws. So if you bring marijuana that is legal to possess and use from one state where it's legal into a state where it's illegal to possess than you subject yourself to liability if you get caught. The same applies to radar detectors (illegal in some states and not others), speed limits (vary among the states), window tints (vary among the states). So yes, Virginia can enforce a window tint violation. And get this, you can even have LEGAL tint in Virginia and still get pulled over legally because "officers are not required to be tint meters." As long as they reasonably believed your tint MIGHT have been illegal then a stop is justified.
Q. If you have a reckless driving violataion can you go to online driving school or does it have to be classroom?
A: Every court is different on their rules. Some courts have specific requirements. Some courts allow online driving school and some don't. You should have been given instructions to follow.
Q. Do I need to clean up trash and yard debris left behind by previous tenants? That's what my landlord wants me to do.
A: Take pictures at move in and move out. I recently represented clients who were wrongly charged at move out when the landlord tried to keep security deposit money for things that existed before they moved in. Take pictures, and you should follow up with a letter to the landlord with the picture and keep a copy of it explaining those conditions existed prior to you taking possession.
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Midlothian office
116 B Walton Park Lane
Midlothian, VA 23114
USA
Telephone: (804) 873-4004
Fax: (804) 835-6490
Emporia office
312 S. Main Street
Emporia, VA 23847
USA
Telephone: (804) 317-2385
Fax: (804) 835-6490