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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.

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

Q. If my vehicle is registered in another state do I adhere to muffler laws?
A: You are required to adhere to the requirements in the state the vehicle is in, even if you are driving through. So people from Florida get tickets all the time for window tint that is legal in Florida but not legal in Virginia even though they are just passing through.
Q. ticket was wrote for impeding the flow of traffic. But nobody was behind me til the cop got behind me. Need help.
A: Call a traffic lawyer where you got your ticket.
Q. Defficve equipment trafic stop. None listed or found investigation still continue with more ticket? Legal stop?
A: You never know until you try it.
Q. how can I be arrested for a finalized case?
A: You need to hire a lawyer where this happened asap to look into this.
Q. Under Virginia Code 18.2-115 is simply moving a vehicle out of the state enough to be considered fraudulent conversion?
A: There are elements to the charge the Commonwealth would need to prove. Contact a lawyer in the area where your charge is and they may be able to locate a defense.
Q. I got a traffic summons for "failure to update address with dmv". I have updated dmv just not my license card.
A: If they charged you with 46.2-324 then I think you are correct. If you can show you notified DMV it should get dismissed.
Q. The highest level of authority in criminal law is?
A: Be more specific about what you are asking.
Q. Why can the magistrate's verbiages as they put on criminal arrest warrants in Virginia be found on line like everything?
A: not sure I understand your question... the online case information system doesn't post everything... the warrant is the official charging document
Q. How can I get a speeding ticket from 3 years ago reduced or removed from my record in Virginia Beach?
A: It sounds like it is a criminal misdemeanor reckless driving charge and not a simple speeding ticket. Either way, I don't think there is anything you can do. You have ten days to appeal after a conviction and 60 days to file a motion to reopen. Some judges bend the 60 day rule but I don't know any judge that will bend anywhere near 3 years ago.
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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