New Kent Reckless Driving and Speeding Attorney

New kent, Virginia reckless driving speeding lawyer

Have you been charged with Reckless Driving, Speeding, or other traffic crime or infraction in New Kent, Virginia?  Contact New Kent traffic attorney, Trey Mattox for a free consultation by email at or phone (804) 451-6033.

New Kent Virginia Traffic Representation

Mattox Law is ready to help guide you through complicated legal process with knowledgeable representation for your New Kent traffic offense.  I handle a variety of traffic related offenses including Reckless Driving, DUI, Driving on a Suspended License, Speeding, and Possession of Marijuana.  Mattox Law routinely represents clients who are accused of committing traffic crimes and infractions throughout New Kent County including Eltham, Baltimore Crossroads, Barhamsville, Bottoms Bridge, Providence Forge, Talleysville, Lanexa, White House, Quinton, and surrounding areas.

Reckless Driving

Reckless Driving is one of the primary offenses I see in New Kent.  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   Points on your driving record lead to license suspensions!

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

New Kent General District Court

It is vitally important to hire an attorney who is knowledgeable and experienced in New Kent County.  Judge Shaw is typically the presiding judge in New Kent and can be particular about the way he 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 (804) 451-6033 or email for addition suggestions on mitigation evidence for your New Kent traffic case.

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Driving School

Speedometer Calibration

If you have been pulled over in New Kent 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

New Kent General District Court 9th Judicial District of Virginia

Ms Sirena Davis Kestner

Phone: (804) 966-9530
Phone: (804) 966-9534
Fax: (804) 966-9535

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

P. O. Box 127
12001 Courthouse Circle
New Kent, VA 23124-0127

General District Judges

  • Hon. Stephanie E. Merritt, Presiding Judge, Chief Judge
  • Hon. Stephen Ashton Hudgins
  • Hon. Colleen K. Killilea

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