Petersburg Virginia Speeding Traffic Lawyer

The City of Petersburg is located just north the intersection of Interstate 85 and 95 and includes a significant portion of U.S. Route 460.  Interstate 95 and 85 through Petersburg can be particularly troublesome for travelers unfamiliar with the area.  The speed limit through this section suddenly drops to 55 mph after miles of 70 mph zones.  Many of my clients find themselves in the unfortunate position of missing one speed limit sign and receiving a summons from one of Petersburg’s finest.

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 a 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 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.

Petersburg General District Court

I have found the judge in Petersburg to be fair and reasonable when hearing traffic matters in his court, and I am typically able to negotiate a reduction of the charged offense in his court.  However, this judge can be particular about what he will require for a reduction. When looking for an attorney to represent you please be careful to speak with someone who is knowledgeable of the judge’s rules. 

It is also important to retain an attorney who has a very good working relationship with the Petersburg 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 DUI, Driving on a Suspended License, 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, the judge in Petersburg 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, be careful to speak with someone who is knowledgeable of the judge’s rules.  Below please find links describing some of the mitigation evidence I use to defend my clients.  Please give me an email trey@mattoxlawpc.com or call (804) 451-6033 for addition suggestions on mitigation evidence for your Petersburg traffic case.

Driving School

Speedometer Calibration

Community Service

If you have been pulled over in Petersburg 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.  

Petersburg General District Court

Clerk
Ms Joyce A. Street

Phone/Fax
Phone: (804) 733-2374
Fax: (804) 733-2375

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

Address
35 East Tabb Street
Petersburg, VA 23803

Judges

  • Hon. Ray P. Lupold III, Presiding Judge
  • Hon. Mayo K. Gravatt, Chief Judge
  • Hon. Robert Beman Beasley Jr.

Petersburg Case Results

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