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Luke Joseph Nichols

Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney at Fairfax, VA

4.9   175 reviews
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State VA
    Acquired 2009
    Status
    Associate No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Luke

Learn Luke’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Speeding and traffic ticket
    50%
    Mr. Nichols focuses on reckless driving, speeding, accident, and other traffic cases. Mr. Nichols is the author of several books on Virginia traffic law.

    16 years, 500 cases

  2. Criminal defense
    25%
    Luke J. Nichols focuses on traffic based criminal cases including DUI, Driving on a Suspended License, eluding, hit and run. In addition, he has ample experience in many non traffic criminal issues that involve drivers. Such as possession of drugs/weapons, assault, obstruction of justice and many others.

    16 years

  3. DUI and DWI
    25%
    Mr. Nichols has great technical and trial experience defensing DUI, DWI, and refusal charges in Virginia. Mr. Nichols is a member of National College of DUI Defense and the author of the Virginia DUI Handbook.

    16 years

Luke Nichols focuses intensely on Virginia Reckless Driving law, Virginia DUI law, and other traffic offenses. With a background in engineering he has naturally gravitated towards study and mastery of the complex technical and forensic issues surrounding Reckless Driving and DUI cases. When he is not working, Luke is an avid fisherman and family man.

 

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Location

Nichols & Green pllc
10615 Judicial Drive, Suite 203
Fairfax, VA, 22030

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Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  175 customer reviews
Posted by anonymous | September 24, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Completely painless experience
I have no experience in dealing with the law and was feeling very overwhelmed about my traffic ticket. Mr. Nichols was very understanding and nonjudgmental. He took the time to explain the process of dealing with a traffic ticket and steps I could take to make a favorable outcome more likely. After I submitted the necessary paperwork to him, Mr. Nichols assured me that he would handle the rest. Although he was very confidant in a positive outcome, he was also clear in stating that he could not make any declarative assurances of positive outcome as that would be unethical. The entire experience was exceptionally painless and I am very grateful that he was able to secure a positive outcome.
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Posted by anonymous | November 21, 2020
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Welcome results
As an out-of-state driver headed back to my home in New England, I was cited with a reckless driving violation of 84/55. Not knowing the local legal landscape, I reached out to Nichols and Green for assistance. Garrett Green was successful in securing a reduction from a Class 1 Criminal Misdemeanor to a simple traffic infraction. The Nichols and Green team provided comprehensive information regarding the circumstances of the prevailing VA law and clearly demonstrated their solid capabilities resulting in the best practicable outcome. I strongly recommend that you engage them if you find yourself in a similar predicament,
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Posted by Zach | November 17, 2020
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Responsive
Mr. Nichols argued on my behave and had an erratic lane change and failure to obey highway markings dismissed. The best part about the service provided is that it was him often answering or returning my calls.
Posted by Nicholas | September 23, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Reckless Criminal Misdemeanor reduced to Speeding 85/40
I researched a lot of firms to represent me and found the great firm of Nichols and Green. They were very knowledgable about what was needed to produce the best outcome. They were very responsive to my communication and presented all the variable outcomes. Mr. Green recognized me through the corona 19 mask at the courthouse and calmly explained how he was going to run his plan. Knowing the players changes ones strategy and Mr. Green knew we were up against the more strict Judge that handles cases in Arlington. When Mr. Green begain speaking I could instantly see his talent, experience, and knowledge on full display. There should be higher levels of title in where he should be adorned Χρυσόστομο. I would not have been surprised if one of the clerks said "You can't handle the truth" under her breath. He managed to reduce a Reckless Criminal Misdemeanor to a Speeding violation with a $250 plus court fees. Extremely satisfied with the outcome and would definitely recommend them to family and friends.
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Posted by anonymous | August 24, 2020
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Very pleased
Very helpful and professional,I would recommend him to anyone who got a traffic ticket. I was very pleased with the outcome of my case.# one of the best lawyers, thank you and keep up the good work.
Posted by anonymous | July 20, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Outstanding Results, Highly Professional with Human Touch
Mr. Nichols was able to get my reckless driving reduced to a failure to obey a traffic sign! From his firm's first mail communication (which stood out from all the many others), to his staff's prompt and friendly responses, it made my selection easy. They even called me back late night before my court date to assure me they were well prepared. Great firm, great results. Extra kudos to their office manager too. Thank you all!
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Posted by anonymous | March 4, 2020
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Talk about experts in NoVa
I called 2 other attorneys and they both did not give me a warm fuzzy feeling that I was going to be taken care of, were not specialized in traffic court, and over priced. I called them on Saturday (a non work day) and told me what I could and expect right there and then. I liked that they offered different ways of payments unlike other attorneys. I hired them as soon as money came in. They were able to reduced my 64/35 to 50/35 for Alexandria City. Throughout the whole process I felt taken care of and they would do their best to take care of me. Highly recommend and they do seemly like they know their stuff. His YouTube videos also helped me.
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Posted by Alyssa | February 29, 2020
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Extremely happy!!!
Mr. Nichols handled my reckless driving 91/55 and he worked out an amazing deal where I only had to pay a speeding ticket! No jail time, no points on my license, no hefty fine, and best part- no misdemeanor. I couldn’t be more impressed with how my case was handled! He was friendly with me when my nerves were high and supported me through every step. I will 6000% recommend this firm and stand behind my recommendation if you are struggling with a reckless driving case.
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Posted by Karen | February 26, 2020
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No misdemeanor
I hired Luke and Garrett to represent me in my case that went to trial. I didn’t have to appear in court and they negotiated on my behalf. I am truly happy with the outcome. The fees were probably unavoidable but the biggest victory is that I only had an infraction vs a misdemeanor. I would recommend Nicole and Green to everyone in need of A+ Attorneys.
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Posted by Jack | February 19, 2020
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Has to be the best
Hired Luke Nichols and Garrett Green to represent me in a reckless driving by speed case in which I was doing more then 2 times the posted limit in Fairfax County. This was the 4th time in a little over 2 years I had been accused of reckless driving, and the 3rd time of Reckless Driving by Speed. Miraculously, Luke managed to get it dropped to simple speeding, subsequently getting me off of a reckless driving ticket, for a 4th time in 2 years. I don’t think I need to say much else, these guys are that good.
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Posted by anonymous | September 30, 2019
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Thank Goodness!
We had to hire Mr. Nichols twice for reckless driving charges. And we had a favorable outcome on both. For one of the charges, he got it reduced from reckless to just speeding which was a big win, and on the second one, he got it changed from reckless driving (6 points) to Defective Equipment (with 0 points). This probably saved me from losing my license. And I did not have to take time off from work to go to court or to meet with him, which was huge. This was a life saver! Mr. Nichols aggressively negotiated these cases and seemed to genuinely care about obtaining a favorable outcome. It is much appreciated! The firm is very organized, responsive and professional!
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Posted by Nick | June 8, 2019
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Zero Anxiety
I have used the services of Luke Nichols twice now and both times I've been very pleased with the outcome. I had received my second reckless driving ticket of the year and could of lost my licence. Without having to do anything but show up to court, everything had been taken care of. Luke had got it knocked down to improper driving. I had a fine to pay and was on my way. Thank you guys, y'all are the best.
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Posted by anonymous | May 17, 2019
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More than what I expected
They were able to have the court agree to dismiss the charge! Therefore, there were no court costs or fines and I was not convicted of that offense! Great service. Well organized. I was very pleased.
Posted by anonymous | April 11, 2019
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Amended Reckless Ticket
Was able to get the court to amend my reckless by speed charge (88 in a 55) down to just speeding, taking away the class 1 misdemeanor! Didn't have to appear in court! So thankful! Highly recommend hiring!
Posted by laxmi sharma | March 7, 2019
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GREAT % STAR SERVICE !!!!
BEST SERVICE PROVIDED WITH BEST PRICE !!!! we got very good help from them , they very helpful and always reply on time .
Posted by Benjamin | February 26, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
reckless driving reduced to traffic infraction!
Was looking at a reckless driving citation for doing 78 in a 55 which would give me a criminal record. More than pleased to just have it reduced to failure to obey a hwy sign!
Posted by Joshua | February 16, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Amazing! Service
I received a reckless driving charge for driving 88 in a 55 I was facing jail time & fines they negotiated the charge to a speeding violation! losing the misdemeanor in the state of VA!!!
Posted by Marwan Doumit | January 11, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Working with this law firm was probably the best decision I could have made given my situation.
I was charged with a misdemeanor for what should have been a minor infraction. Here is how this law firm helped me out: 1. They made it easy for me to find them. After searching the ticket charge code online, the first result was by Mr Luke, that give detailed explanations of what the charge is. He even explain the potential implication for being charged for that ticket. 2. Consultation is free. Which made me feel really comfortable before I contacted them. 3. Before I actually requested their service, Mr Luke gave me great advice about how I can proceed with the case my self, without using his services to save money. It was a detailed explanation, and was highly appreciated. 4. The team is professional and organized, also very responsive. I called them 4 times, and regardless of who answered the phone, they knew what I was talking about immediately after pulling my file. 5. My whole interaction with this law firm was over the phone and email, which made it really easy and convenient for me. 6. Mr Luke got my case dismissed.
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Posted by anonymous | November 29, 2018
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Client
Luke was very informative and the entire process was very simple. Everything was explained very well and I did have a strong understanding of it all. I'd highly recommend him and also his firm!
Posted by Terry Cee | November 2, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Relieved
Do you know 11 kids die in car accidents every week? 3,287 people die in car accidents every DAY! That's crazy! I am 62 years old, out of state, and got a reckless driving charge being stupid by not paying attention and going way too fast. So, I looked on the internet and called Mr. Nichols who offered to represent me. We handled everything by email. He gave me good advice regarding a speedometer calibration, completing the online safe driver course, and providing a personal bio. I do not know how much of that helped the case. But, I did find the driving course worth the pain. One can pick up some bad habits over the years. Mr. Nichols had described upfront exactly how everything would play out. Even worst case. Besides me checking in to see if they had everything they needed, I did not hear a thing until I got an email the day after the trial. To my relief, the reckless driving charge was reduced to a speeding infraction. Thanks Judge! Thanks Mr. Nichols. Thanks Officers for keeping us safe! If anything, I am a safer driver for it. And, this will NEVER happen to me again.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Nichols & Green
  • 2011 - Present
  • Owner
  • Spectrum Legal Defense
  • 2009 - Present

Education

  • George Mason University School of Law
  • Juris Doctorate
  • 2009
  • Brigham Young University
  • B.S.
  • 2005

Sample of Legal Cases

  • P***** v. Commonwealth
  • 108 mph in 65 mph zone reduced to speeding ticket
  • F****** v. Commonwealth
  • 150 mph reckless charge reduced to simple speeding ticket in highway safety corridor with $500 fine. No jail, loss of license, or cirminal conviction.
  • J****** v. Commonwealth
  • 116 mph reckless driving got only a fine after a jury trial
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Associations

  • Fairfax County Bar Association
  • General Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Prince William County Bar Association
  • General Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • National College of DUI Defense
  • General Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Virginia State Bar
  • N/A
  • Virginia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Japanese

Honors and Awards

  • Virginia Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2015
  • Washington DC Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyer Magazine
  • 2015
  • Certificate of Appreciation
  • US DOJ Immigration Court
  • 2008
  • None
  • None
  • N/A
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Publications

  • Spectrum Publishing
  • Defending Virginia Property Crimes
  • 2014
  • Continuing Legal Education Seminar publication
  • Technical and Legal Anaylsis of LiDAR
  • 2014
  • Spectrum Publishing
  • Virginia Drug Crimes Defense Manual
  • 2013
  • Spectrum Publishing
  • Driving on a Suspended License in Virginia
  • 2011
  • Spectrum Publishing
  • The Virginia DUI Handbook
  • 2010
  • Spectrum Publishing
  • The Virginia Reckless Driving Handbook
  • 2010
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Speaking Engagements

  • Fairfax Bar Association CLE
  • Technical Defense of RADAR
  • 2017
  • FFX Bar Annual DUI CLE
  • Implied Consent
  • 2016
  • Fairfax Annual DUI CLE
  • Substantial Similarity
  • 2015
  • Prince William County Bar Association, CLE Committee
  • Technical and Legal Anaylsis of LiDAR
  • 2014
  • Fairfax County Bar Association Annual DUI CLE
  • LiDAR Technical and Legal Issues
  • 2014
  • Alternative House
  • Legal Perils of Sexting
  • 2010
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Attorney endorsements

Received (33)
Given (24)
Endorse Luke
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Luke exemplifies the strength of winning advocacy accompanied by a genuine smile and positive spirit. He is also known as particularly knowledgable about technological challenges in speeding cases."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Luke Nichols gave one of the best legal lectures I have ever heard at the Fairfax DUI seminar. He was organized, thorough and very intelligent. Excellent Attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Luke Nichols. Mr. Nichols is one of the most knowledgeable, prepared, and helpful attorneys in the Northern Virginia legal community. He always has an innovative way of looking at any case he comes across, whether it is for his own clients or assisting other attorneys. He is the go-to person for DUI and Traffic questions."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Dec 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Luke Nichols. He's great at what he does and generously shares his knowledge with other attorneys."
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | Jun 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Luke thinks unconventionally and works as hard as any lawyer in Virginia; his clients regularly benefit from this. He takes pride in knowing his trade and is constantly looking at novel and creative ways to approach his cases. I have gone to him on several occasions and have been impressed each time with his breadth of knowledge of the technical aspects of traffic law. I highly endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Nichols is one of the best traffic and criminal attorneys I know. He is a kind and sincere attorney who does not hesitate to help other attorneys who are in need of assistance or advice."
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | Jan 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Sep 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Nichols' is passionate about his work. He has taken the time to learn the most intimate details of the science that affect his cases. A rare gem."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jul 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Nichols is very well respected and consistently speaks at seminars aimed at improving the lawyers' understanding of the law. Highy recommended."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Apr 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Easily one of the top 20 traffic defense attorneys in my location."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Nichols loves the law and it shows. An excellent, knowledgable attorney who fights for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Nichols is a smart and dedicated lawyer. He digs deep into the issues of every case to understand even the most complex concepts and then develop effective defense strategies. He is not afraid to fight the good fight for each and every client."
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | Sep 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Nichols and his partner Garrett Green both practice in Northern Virginia with a focus on traffic and criminal defense matters. Luke's kind and friendly demeanor is effective with clients, judges, and prosecutors. However, he mainly relies upon tireless preparation and research for trial. If negotiations fail, Luke is one of the most prepared lawyers in Northern Virginia and has the skill and experience to prevail at trial. I endorse both lawyers with Nichols and Green."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jun 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Trusted DUI, traffic, and criminal defense attorney in the Fairfax area, I refer cases to him regularly."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have worked alongside Mr. Nichols as a defense attorney for last several years. He approaches each case with the attention it deserves and he is always ready to do whatever is necessary to get the best result for his clients. I have seen Mr. Nichols get great results and would recommend him to any potential client."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I saw his work one time in Loudoun GDC and he did an excellent job on a bond hearing for his client."
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | Sep 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I regularly refer traffic cases in the Fairfax, Virginia area to Luke. He is honest, hard working, and knows how to get results for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Fairfax Speeding and traffic ticket Lawyer Luke Joseph Nichols
Luke Joseph Nichols
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney
Fairfax, VA
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