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Daniel Powers Leavitt

Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney at Midlothian, VA

5.0   13 reviews
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State VA
    Acquired 2009
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Daniel

Learn Daniel’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Speeding and traffic ticket
    85%
    Assist clients with Reckless Driving, Speeding tickets, Driving While Suspended, DUI, DWI, Habitual Offender and other moving violations.

    14 years, 3,500 cases

  2. DUI and DWI
    10%
    Represent clients charged with Driving Under the Influence of alcohol and drugs, first offenses and multiple offenses

    14 years, 300 cases

  3. Criminal defense
    5%
    Provide legal defense for Reckless Driving, Speeding, DUI, Driving While Suspended, drug distribution and possession, assault and battery, malicious wounding

    14 years, 500 cases

Location

Leavitt & Martin, PLLC
14413 Justice Road, Suite 1
Midlothian, VA, 23113
Leavitt & Martin, PLLC
312 South Main Street
Emporia, VA, 23847
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Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
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Posted by Jenny | August 24, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Experienced and excellent traffic attorney
I am an out-of-state driver who received reckless driving charge (24 mph over the speed limit) in Virginia. Mr. Daniel Leavitt was extremely responsive, knowledgable, and professional. He personally answered all of my questions within a reasonable time (he actually emailed me back for my consultation on a Saturday) and his depth of knowledge of Virginia traffic laws and the court which I was summoned to was beyond impressive. Everything about this practice set them apart from other firms in a very positive way. Upon retaining legal representation, I was walked through exactly what was needed of me prior to my summons. Mr. Leavitt’s knowledge of what each judge will accept/want was reassuring. I asked some questions that started to creep beyond the scope of traffic law (how this could affect employment, clearing travel with pending charges) and Mr. Leavitt still answered thoroughly and reassured me. Based on the specifics of my case, I did not have to appear in court and despite this felt well-represented. My charges were reduced to improper driving, which is a simple traffic infraction and not a misdemeanor. It is also the lowest moving violation one can receive in Virginia. I was beyond ecstatic to know I avoided a permanent criminal conviction, possible jail time and/or license suspension, thousands of dollars in fines, and emotional/mental stress. I am endlessly thankful for the legal representation and help that I received from Leavitt & Martin and wanted to share my experience… as the hundreds of positive reviews left by other clients helped me pick the right lawyer. 10/10, A+, 100%, highest remarks to Leavitt & Martin.
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Posted by Jeff | February 13, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Reckless Driving Citation
Just Wow! Not only was my reckless driving citation reduced to a no-points violation, Dan more importantly answered all my questions professionally, any time of day, and in a way that gave me confidence I selected the right attorney before he represented me in court. This included the tough questions surrounding the fees and costs of the entire process, and how those compared to other attorneys. I do consider myself lucky by finding Dan to represent me!
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Posted by anonymous | January 29, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Did a Wonderful Job on My Reckless Case
Mr. Leavitt was very helpful throughout the whole process and answered very quick as well. He was able to reduce my 96/70 ticket to just an improper driving charge. This meant it was no longer a misdemeanor and I would just need to pay a fine much smaller than the one I would’ve if it was a reckless charge. Also I live about 3 1/2 hours away from where I had got the ticket, and he was able appear in court for me and my presence was not needed! I highly recommend hiring Mr. Leavitt.
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Posted by anonymous | December 14, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Reckless Driving Reduced
Leavitt & Martin represented me for a reckless driving case in Mecklenburg county. Daniel Leavitt was very responsive to all my inquiries and the charge was reduced to defective equipment, a non-moving violation. He was knowledgeable, polite, accessible and ultimately delivered the most desirable result for my case.
Posted by anonymous | May 24, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Possible Experience -- Very Thankful
I am very glad to have had Mr. Leavitt as my lawyer for the case. My reckless driving charge was reduced to a defective driving equipment charge. I also was not required to take a driving course after the sentencing. This was the best possible outcome, much better than I had expected. Sincerely grateful for Mr. Leavitt's counsel and help.
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Posted by Jon | March 17, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Dismissed from NY!
I was on my way home to New York from North Carolina after visiting my son. I got stopped in Dinwiddie, VA, doing 84 in a 70. Leavitt & Martin took my case, shared with me ways in which I could tilt the wind in my direction, responded quickly to all my emails, and ultimately got the charge dismissed. Their fee was reasonable and I was very pleased with the result. Many lawyers solicited me through the mail, but I would strongly recommend using Leavitt & Martin.
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Posted by H | May 5, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Case dismissed! Hire him!
Daniel is very knowledgeable and seems very experienced so I attained him as my attorney after having talked to several firms, one of which (at another location) actually recommended him. The reviews don't lie! I got a reckless by speed going 83/70 on I-85. Same as most, I didn't realize how serious it was until I did some research. I called and asked him what he could do and what I should expect as the outcome, etc. He answered all my questions in a timely manner, recommended things to do before court date. I did them all, and here I am writing good things about him because, as of yesterday, he got my case completely dismissed with only a court fee. Hire him! He's good!
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Posted by valeria | April 19, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
AWESOMEEEEEE!!
He reduced my 81/70 reckless driving ticket ( possible misdemeanor) to defective equipment. That means no points or a criminal record! The only thing that put me off was lack of communication, but with how good he is I'm sure he is just very busy with lots of cases, but I would have liked to be notified about my outcome. But other than that, he was amazing and I'm very happy with the outcome. I will recommend. THANK YOU!!
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Posted by Shawn | January 31, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
BEST attorney in Virginia!!!
Attorney Daniel Leavitt is hands down the best attorney I was able to find in or near the Emporia, Virginia area!! I received a reckless driving ticket (exceeding 80mph on the highway) while passing through Virginia headed back to see some family for the holidays. After returning home I found out the possible punishments and repercussions that a reckless driving charge held in Virginia. Knowing I would not be able to return to Virginia for court in five weeks, I conducted some very thorough research into who I thought would be the best attorney in that area. This led me to Daniel Leavitt. Once I found and immediately began speaking to Mr. Leavitt I was extremely impressed and I obtained his legal counsel. From that point on and straight through until the DISMISSAL, yes DISMISSAL of my case and his follow up phone call and email notification afterwards; Mr. Leavitt handled everything for me making my part of the case very simple for me. He was nothing but professional, prompt, precise and accurate throughout my entire case. I recall even emailing him late one night (approximately 1:00a.m.) to provide him some information and also ask him a few questions, not expecting an answer back until at least later that next business day and much to my surprise, he replied back to my email within about 10 minutes. I was shocked!! Lastly, I’d say through my research, his asking prices were average, though for the service he provided and for getting my case dismissed, THAT is PRICELESS!! I couldn’t have asked for a better attorney!! Thank you (and your legal team) again Daniel Leavitt!! A DEFINITE 5 STARS!!!!!
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Posted by Lindsey | November 11, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Wonderful!
I live in North Carolina. I was traveling through Hopewell VA and got cited with a speeding/careless & reckless driving ticket. We hired Mr. Leavitt as my attorney and he did everything that he said he would and more! Both tickets got dropped to improper equipment which was very shocking because I have an awful driving record. Very nice, personable and professional but not cocky as some(most) good lawyers are. Mr. Leavitt has our trust.
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Posted by Saltana B | November 19, 2014
Great Job for reckless driving
I live in Virginia Beach,VA and I was driving my parents from Orlando. I received a reckless driving for driving 89mph in a 70mph zone going around Richmond,I was shocked to find out that the charge of Reckless Driving is a Class 1 Misdemeanor. decided to go with Daniel Leavitt. I called him and he could not have been nicer or more knowledgeable.The outcome was a defective equipment, no points, non-moving traffic infraction. It is tough to find an out of town lawyer. The outcome was very favorable and I was glad I sought such good representation. If you’re ever in a bind on a traffic ticket in VA – I would highly recommend representation by Daniel Leavitt. Thank you again Mr. Leavitt!
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Posted by Karen | July 18, 2014
Professional, Competent Lawyer
I endorse this lawyer, who represented me on a speed trap case in Virginia. The law is intentionally harsh in order to force drivers to plead to a lesser charge and pay attorneys and fines. Mr. Leavitt represented me ably, obtained a good result, and most importantly he responded almost instantly to my every communication and gave me very clear, concise instructions. I was very uneasy about not being in court personally, but he was most professional throughout and justified my trust in him, saving me the trip back to Virginia and the possible consequences of my anger about the law itself and the revenue-related method of enforcing it in that area.
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Posted by anonymous | June 5, 2013
Traffic representation
Mr. Leavitt is a highly skilled attorney. I have used him for two different traffic cases with excellent results. No fine, no court costs once, no fine, court costs only the second time. Best of all no points on my driving record. Highly recommended.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 15 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 200-250 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Leavitt & Martin, PLLC
  • 2010 - Present

Education

  • Liberty University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2009

Associations

  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • 2014 - Present
  • National College of DUI Defense
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Virginia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Virginia State Bar
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • 6th Judicial District Bench-Bar Committee
  • Member
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Hopewell Bar Association
  • President
  • 2012 - 2014
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2012 - 2014
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2018
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2017
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers 2015
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers 2014
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Magna Cum Laude
  • Liberty University School of Law
  • 2009
  • Excellence for the Future Book Award
  • CALI
  • 2006
  • Cum Laude
  • Fitchburg State College
  • 2002
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Attorney endorsements

Received (14)
Given (13)
Endorse Daniel
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | Sep 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"He absolutely wants the best possible outcome for his clients and even those that don't hire him. It speaks volumes about his character and the representation he provides for his clients. A credit to the Virginia Bar."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 31
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I gladly endorse Mr. Leavitt as one of the best traffic and criminal defense attorneys in Virginia. We have worked together on several matters, and he has always handled his cases and clients with respect, integrity and competency. If I ever needed someone to represent myself, I would call Mr. Leavitt."
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | Jul 30
Relationship: Co-worker
"Mr. Leavitt thoroughly works to handle his cases and is effective in achieving the best result possible."
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | Jul 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Mr. Leavitt for several years, and know him to be a professional and competent representative of clients from all over the country."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jul 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | Jul 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | May 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Daniel is professional and handles each individual case with the care it deserves. His work ethic yields outcomes."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer, who represented me on a speed trap case in Virginia. The law is intentionally harsh in order to force drivers to plead to a lesser charge and pay attorneys and fines. Mr. Leavitt represented me ably, obtained a good result, and most importantly he responded almost instantly to my every communication and gave me very clear, concise instructions. I was very uneasy about not being in court personally, but he was most professional throughout and justified my trust in him, saving me the trip back to Virginia and the possible consequences of my anger about the law itself and the revenue-related method of enforcing it in that area."
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | Mar 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Daniel is an extremely capable and reputable attorney. I recommend him without reservation."
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | Jun 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Daniel has significant experience in traffic court. He is honest, hardworking, and fights for the best outcome for his clients. I endorse him without reservation."
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 09
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. I know Mr. Leavitt to be an honorable person and an able attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 05
Relationship: Other
"I chose "other" when I endorsed Attorney Daniel Leavitt because I went to Law School with him. I can tell you that this attorney is extremely intelligent and hard working. If you need an advocate in court that is well spoken, persuasive, and thinks well on his feet, this attorney is your best option."
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