Caroline Virginia Reckless Driving Speeding Traffic Lawyer

Mattox Law is ready to help guide you through complicated legal process with knowledgeable representation for your Caroline traffic offense.  I handle a variety of traffic related offenses including Driving on a Suspended License, DUIReckless DrivingSpeeding, and possession of marijuana.  Mattox Law routinely represents clients who are accused of committing traffic crimes and infractions throughout Caroline County including Port Royal, Ruther Glen, Bowling Green, Lake Land'Or, Lake Caroline, and surrounding areas.

Reckless Driving

Reckless Driving is one of the primary offenses I see in Caroline.  The severity of this offense comes as quite a surprise to many of my clients.  The most prevalent reckless driving statute is Virginia Code § 46.2-862 Exceeding Speed Limit.  This statute defines reckless driving as:

A person shall be guilty of reckless driving who drives a motor vehicle on the highways in the Commonwealth (i) at a speed of twenty miles per hour or more in excess of the applicable maximum speed limit or (ii) in excess of eighty miles per hour regardless of the applicable maximum speed limit.

As a class 1 misdemeanor, reckless driving carries very significant penalties including a six month license suspension, $2,500 fine, and 12 months in jail.  There are also several secondary consequences such as:

  • Failed Criminal background checks affecting employment and security clearance opportunities!
  • Increased insurance premiums costing hundreds of dollars!
  • Points on your driving record leads to license suspensions!

Defending Speeding Cases

Speeding charges in Virginia can vary significantly depending on the nature of the offense.  The most severe cases are often charged as reckless driving by speed, which elevates the offense from a simple traffic infraction to a class 1 misdemeanor.  Although speeding is an infraction rather than a misdemeanor, a conviction can still carry very serious consequences.  A speeding conviction can lead to license suspension, points on your driving record, high fines, and increased insurance rates.

Trey Mattox has represented hundreds of individuals charged with speeding offenses and has an outstanding record of having those charges reduced or dismissed.  Trey regularly saves Mattox Law clients hundreds of dollars in fines and insurance premiums as well as helping to preserve driving privileges.  Trey is intimately familiar with Virginia speeding laws and what is required of the officer ensuring that all possible legal strategies are pursued.

DUI Representation

A conviction for a DUI in Virginia carries very extreme consequences and can often lead to time in jail.  Similar to reckless driving, a first offense DUI is a class 1 misdemeanor which has a maximum 12 month license suspension, 12 months jail sentence, and $2,500 fine.  Additionally, there are mandatory minimum sentences which must be enforced by the judge upon conviction of an elevated DUI.  A DUI can become elevated due to the defendants blood alcohol content and previous DUI convictions.  There are too many scenarios to list here, but I would invite you to contact me so that we can discuss your case and whether any of these factors would apply to your case.

Trey analyzes each case with extreme care in order to bring to light any possible defenses which can be used in trial.  This careful analysis can become important not only at trail but also during negotiations with the prosecutor.  There are often questionable situations in a DUI case which may not be significant enough to lead to a dismissal but can be used as leverage for a better plea agreement.  It is extremely important to contact an attorney who is willing to spend the time to go over every detail in order to get the best possible result for your case. 

    Caroline General District Court

    It is vitally important to hire an attorney who is knowledgeable and experienced in Caroline County.  The judge in Caroline can be particular about the way he or she likes certain things completed and presented to the court.  I often have my client complete some of these items prior to court and it is important to ensure everything is completed properly.  Below please find links to blog articles describing some of the mitigation evidence I use to defend my clients.  Please give me a call at (804)-451-6033 or email at trey@mattoxlawpc.com for additional suggestions on mitigation evidence for your Caroline traffic case.

    Speedometer Calibration

    Driving School

    Community Service

    If you have been pulled over in Caroline County please feel free to contact me at your earliest convenience.  I offer free consultations and am available by phone (804) 451-6033 or email trey@mattoxlawpc.com

    Caroline General District Court 15th Judicial District of Virginia

    Clerk
    Ms Terry M. Southworth

    Phone/Fax
    Phone: (804) 633-5720
    Fax: (804) 633-3033

    Clerk's Office Hours
    8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

    Address
    P. O. Box 511
    111 Ennis Street
    Bowling Green, VA 22427-0511

    Judges

    • Hon. Robert Eric Reibach, Presiding Judge, Chief Judge
    • Hon. David B. Caddell Jr.
    • Hon. Hugh S. Campbell
    • Hon. John S. Martin
    • Hon. Richard T. McGrath
    • Hon. J. Bruce Strickland

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    Frequently Asked Questions

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