Mecklenburg Virginia Reckless Driving Speeding Traffic Attorney

Mecklenburg, Virginia is located on the border between North Carolina and Virginia.  Most of the traffic violations I see in Mecklenburg occur along Route 58 and Interstate 85.  Of the two major highways, Interstate 85 is particularly troubling for many of my clients with its 70 mile per hour speed limit.  In Virginia traveling above 80 miles per hour is considered reckless driving driving by speed which is a class 1 misdemeanor.  This becomes of particular concern when traveling in these 70 mile per hour speed zones where going 11 miles per hour over the limit is considered a class 1 misdemeanor.  Both Mecklenburg deputies and Virginia State Police officers patrol this section of Interstate 85 heavily.  Alternatively, when traveling route 58 it is likely you will run into one of the town of Boydton or Brodnax's finest.  Mattox Law represents individuals charged with traffic crimes and infraction throughout Mecklenburg County including Clarksville, Skipwith, Chase City, Palmer Springs, Buffalo Junction, Brodnax, La Crosse, Bracey, Nelson, Shiny Rock, Boydton, Baskerville, South Hill, and Union Level.

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, points on your driving record, 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 the primary offenses I see in Henrico.  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 12 months in jail, six month license suspension, and $2,500 fine.  There are also several secondary consequences such as:

  • Points on your driving record lead to license suspensions!
  • Failed criminal background checks affecting employment and security clearance opportunities!
  • Increased insurance premiums costing you hundreds of dollars!

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, the judge in Mecklenburg will often have additional requirements before he is willing to reduce your charge.   Judge Warren 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 Judge Warren's rules.  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 Brunswick traffic case.

Community Service

Driving School

Speedometer Calibration

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 12 month license suspension, $2,500 fine, 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. 

 If you have been pulled over in Mecklenburg County please feel free to contact me at your earliest convenience.  I offer free consultations and am available by email trey@mattoxlawpc.com or phone (804) 451-6033

    Mecklenburg General District Court 

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

    It is also important to retain counsel who has established very good working relationships with the Mecklenburg Commonwealth’s Attorney’s office.  It is extremely important to choose an attorney who is very familiar with the Commonwealth’s Attorney prosecuting your case.

    Mecklenburg General District Court

    Clerk
    Ms Tammy Tollerson Taylor

    Phone/Fax
    Phone: (434) 738-6260
    Fax: (434) 738-0761

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

    Address
    911 Madison Street
    P.O. Box 306
    Boydton, VA 23917-0306

    General District Judges

    • Hon. Charles Warren, Presiding Judge, Chief Judge
    • Hon. J. William Watson Jr.
    • Hon. Robert G. Woodson Jr.

    Mecklenburg Case Results

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