Chesterfield Reckless Driving Speeding Traffic Attorney

Chesterfield County is located just south of Richmond and has three primary highways, State Route 288, Powhite Parkway, and Interstate 95.  These three highways account for a significant portion of the traffic related offenses in Chesterfield.  Mattox Law is ready to help guide you through complicated legal process with knowledgeable representation.  I handle a variety of traffic related offenses including SpeedingReckless DrivingDriving on a Suspended License, DUI and possession of marijuana.  Mattox Law represents clients charged with traffic crimes and infraction throughout Chesterfiled including Robious, Matoaca, Chester, Bellwood, Enon, Ettrick, Bon Air, Midlothian, Moseley, Manchester, Woodlake, Brandermill, and Meadowbrook.

Chesterfield General District Court consists of four different courtrooms.  This means there are four different judges with four different personalities.  Additionally there are a number of different commonwealth’s attorneys or prosecutors who handle traffic cases in Chesterfield.  It is important to retain an attorney who is familiar with the different personalities present in the Chesterfield court system.

Reckless Driving

Reckless Driving is one of the primary offenses I see in Chesterfield.  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 $2,500 fine, six month license suspension, and 12 months in jail.  There are also several secondary consequences such as:

o   Increased insurance premiums costing you hundreds of dollars!

o   Failed criminal background checks affecting employment and security clearance opportunities!

o   Points on your driving record leading to license suspensions!

To ensure you don’t suffer from the above mentioned consequences please be careful to hire an attorney who is knowledgeable and experienced in Chesterfield County.  Each judge can be particular about the way he or she like certain things completed and presented to the court.  I often have my client complete 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 send me a email me at or call at (804)-451-6033 for addition suggestions on mitigation evidence for your Chesterfield traffic case.

Speedometer Calibration

Community Service

Driving School

It is also important to retain an attorney who has a very good working relationship with the Chesterfield Commonwealth’s Attorney’s office.  The Commonwealth’s Attorney or prosecutor play a minimal role in standard Reckless Driving or Speeding charges; however, for more serious offense such as DUIDriving on a Suspended License, or Possession of Marijuana, the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s office plays a prominent role.  It is extremely important to choose an attorney who is very familiar with the Commonwealth’s Attorney prosecuting your case.

If you have been pulled over in Chesterfield 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

Chesterfield General District Court 12th Judicial District of Virginia

Mrs Linda J. Moore

Phone: (804) 748-1231
Fax: (804) 748-1757

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

P. O. Box 144
Chesterfield Courthouse
9500 Courthouse Road
Chesterfield, VA 23832-0144

General District Judges

  • Hon. Pamela O'Berry, Presiding Judge, Chief Judge
  • Hon. Keith Nelson Hurley, Presiding Judge
  • Hon. Matthew Donald Nelson, Presiding Judge
  • Hon. James J. O'Connell III, Presiding Judge
  • Hon. Thomas L. Vaughn, Presiding Judge

Chesterfield Case Results

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