Emporia Virginia Speeding Traffic Lawyer

Emporia is one of the most notorious “speed traps” in Virginia.  Emporia is located just north of the North Carolina border with Virginia.  There are two primary highways running through Emporia, U.S. Route 58 traveling east and west and Interstate 95 running north and south.  The majority of the traffic violations in Emporia occur along these two highways.

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 high fines, points on your driving record, license suspension, 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.

EMPORIA GENERAL DISTRICT COURT 

Fortunately, the judge in Emporia is typically good about working with individuals faced with traffic offenses, and I am frequently able to negotiate a reduction.  However, this judge is very particular with what he requires for a reduction.  It is extremely important to speak with an attorney who is familiar with Emporia and how the judge handles his docket.

It is also important to retain an attorney who has established a very good working relationship with the Emporia Commonwealth’s Attorney’s office.  The Commonwealth’s Attorney or prosecutor does not typically get involved in speeding or reckless driving charges; however, for more serious offense such as Driving on a Suspended License, DUI, 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.

Defending Your Case

There are several tasks that I frequently have my clients complete prior to their scheduled court date in order to ensure the best possible outcome.  Alternatively, this judge will often have additional requirements before he is willing to reduce your charge.  The judge requires each of these items to be presented in the proper form.  Failure to follow every requirement often results in a conviction.  When looking for an attorney to represent you please be careful to speak with someone who is knowledgeable of the judge’s rules.  Below please find links to blog articles describing some of the mitigation evidence I use to defend my clients.  Please give me a call or email for addition suggestions on mitigation evidence for your Emporia traffic case.

Speedometer Calibration

Community Service

Driving School

If you have been pulled over in Emporia 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

EMPORIA GENERAL DISTRICT COURT

Clerk
Ms Sandra Andleton Ligon

Phone/Fax
Phone: (434) 634-5400
Fax: (434) 634-0049

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

Address
315 South Main Street
Emporia, VA 23847

General District Judges

  • Hon. Stephen D. Bloom, Chief Judge
  • Hon. C. Ridley Bain
  • Hon. Bruce A. Clark Jr.

EMPORIA CASE RESULTS

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