Hopewell Virginia Speeding Traffic Lawyer

The section of Interstate 295 that runs through Hopewell, Virginia has become infamous for their strict enforcement of Virginia traffic laws.  In fact, this section of 295 now bears the nickname “Million Dollar Mile.” 

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, high fines, points on your driving record, and increased insurance rates.

Trey Mattox has represented hundreds of individuals charged with speeding offenses and has an outstanding record of having those charges dismissed or reduced.  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.

Hopewell General District Court 

Fortunately, the judge in Hopewell is typically good about working with individuals faced with traffic violations, 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 Hopewell and how the judge handles his docket.

It is also important to retain an attorney who has established good working relationships with the Hopewell 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.   This judge requires each of these items to be presented in the proper form.  Failure to follow every requirement can result in a conviction.  When looking for an attorney to represent you please be careful to speak with someone who is knowledgeable of this 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 Hopewell traffic case.

Speedometer Calibration

Community Service

Driving School

If you have been pulled over in Hopewell 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

Hopewell General and Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Combined Courts 

Ms Deborah A. Hatcher
Email: dhatcher@courts.state.va.us

Phone: (804) 541-2257
Fax: (804) 541-2364

 Clerk's Office Hours
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Front Counter: 8:30AM-4:00PM

100 East Broadway
Hopewell, VA 23860

General District Judges

  • Hon. Bruce A. Clark Jr., Presiding Judge

  • Hon. Stephen D. Bloom, Chief Judge

  • Hon. C. Ridley Bain

  • Hon. H. Lee Townsend III

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