Hanover County Virginia Reckless Driving Speeding Traffic Ticket Attorney 

Have you been issued a summons for a reckless driving or speeding traffic violation in Hanover, Virginia?  Contact Hanover traffic lawyer Trey Mattox for a free consultation, email trey@mattoxlawpc.com or phone (804) 451-6033.

Hanover Virginia Traffic Lawyer

Hanover County is located just west of Richmond has two primary highways, Interstate 95 and Interstate 295.  Both highways account for the large portion of the traffic related offenses in Hanover.  Mattox Law is ready to help guide you through complicated legal process with knowledgeable representation.  I handle a variety of traffic related offenses including Driving on a Suspended LicenseReckless DrivingDUISpeeding, and Possession of Marijuana.  Mattox Law represents individuals charged with traffic crimes and infractions throughout Hanover County including Beaverdam, Elmont, Montpelier, Rockville, Ashland, Doswell, Atlee, Old Church, and Studley.

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 $2,500 fine, 12 month license suspension, and 12 months jail sentence.  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 defendant's 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 trial 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. 

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 points on your driving record, high fines, 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.

Hanover General District Court

It is vitally important to hire an attorney who is knowledgeable and experienced in Hanover County. The judge 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 an email me at trey@mattoxlawpc.com or call at (804)-451-6033 for additional suggestions on mitigation evidence for your Hanover traffic case.

  • Speedometer Calibration - Speedometer calibrations are often the single most important piece of evidence I present while defending reckless driving cases.  It is extremely important to have your vehicle properly calibrated in order to ensure that it is admissible in court and can be as beneficial as possible to the outcome of your case.  It is essential to select the right shop with the correct equipment.  You will want to take your vehicle to a shop with a dynamometer or “dyno.”  In essence a dynamometer is a devise used to test the accuracy of your vehicles speedometer, among other functions.  The technician will put your vehicle on the dynamometer and measure what your speedometer is reading as compared to the actual wheel speed of your vehicle in order to determine how accurate your speedometer is. 
  • Driving School - Completion of a defensive driving course can be very valuable to the defense of a reckless driving charge.  Often completing the course prior to your scheduled court date can be a useful tool to get the best possible outcome for your case.  You must also be careful you choose the correct driving school for your individual case.  Driving courses can range in length from six hours up to twelve hours.  You must also be sure that driving school is the correct tool for your case.  Judges can differ significantly when it comes to the value they will place on driving school.  Some judges refuse to order defendants to take driving school, some will only use driving school for exceptional cases, and others rely solely on driving school as a means of reducing reckless driving charges.  
  • Community Service - Community service can be a powerful piece of mitigation evidence used to help get the best possible result in court.  In some cases a judge will order the defendant to complete community service as a requirement for a reduction of the charged offense.  On other occasions, I will advise my clients to complete community service hours proactively in order to present the best case possible.  Judges have differing standards when it comes to community services.  Most if not all judges will be satisfied with your community service hours if completed according to the following guidelines.  First, the community service must be completed for a non-profit organization.  However, many judges adhere to strict prohibitions against doing community services for any school, church, or any other organization you are currently associated with. 

If you have been pulled over in Hanover 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 treymattox@gmail.com.

Hanover General District Court 15th Judicial District of Virginia

Clerk
Ms Cheryl Lynn DeVaughn

Phone/Fax
Traffic/Criminal:
Phone: (804) 365-6191
Civil: (804) 365-6457
Fax: Traffic/Criminal: (804) 365-6290
Fax: Civil: (804) 365-6436

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

Address
P. O. Box 176
District Courts Building
7515 Library Drive
Hanover, VA 23069-0176

Judges

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

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