New Kent Speeding Reckless Driving Traffic Lawyer

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 trey@mattoxlawpc.com 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 Driving on a Suspended LicenseSpeedingReckless Driving, DUI, and Possession of Marijuana.  Mattox Law routinely represents clients who are accused of committing traffic crimes and infractions throughout New Kent County including Bottoms Bridge, Baltimore Crossroads, Barhamsville, White House, Quinton, Talleysville, Providence Forge, Lanexa, Eltham, and surrounding areas.

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, license suspension, high fines, 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.

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, 12 months in jail, and six month license suspension.  There are also several secondary consequences such as:

  • Points on your driving record lead to license suspensions!
  • Increased insurance premiums costing you hundreds of dollars!
  • 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 trey@mattoxlawpc.com for addition suggestions on mitigation evidence for your New Kent traffic case.

Speedometer Calibration

Driving School

Community Service

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 trey@mattoxlawpc.com

New Kent General District Court 9th Judicial District of Virginia

Clerk
Ms Sirena Davis Kestner

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

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

Address
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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