Sussex County Virginia Speeding Traffic Lawyer

Sussex has become notorious for their enforcement of traffic violations primarily along U.S Route 460 or Interstate 95.  This reputation stems in large part from the town of Waverly, which travels through the county of Sussex.  When Route 460 enters Waverly the speed limit is 55, but quickly drops to 45 and shortly thereafter to 35 miles per hour, all in a very brief distance. Many of my clients simply miss a sign and find themselves traveling much farther over the limit than intended.  In addition to Waverly, Mattox Law represents clients who receive traffic infractions and crimes throughout Sussex County including Jarrat, Yale, Stoney Creek, Homeville, Littleton, Wakefield, Grizzard, and Capron.

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 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.

Sussex General District Court

The traffic docket in Sussex is split between two days and two judges.  Each judge is particular in what they like to do in certain situations and what they will and will not accept as evidence in a case.  Failure to properly follow the requirements each judge sets will often result in a conviction.  It is very important to retain an attorney familiar with each judge in order in ensure you get the best possible outcome for your case.  Below please find links to blog articles describing some of the mitigation evidence I use to defend my clients.  Please give me an email or call (804) 451-6033 for additional suggestions on mitigation evidence for your Sussex traffic case.

Driving School

Speedometer Calibration

Community Service

It is also important to retain an attorney who has established very good working relationships with the Sussex 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 offenses 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.

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

Sussex General District Court


Ms Frances M. Fountain


Phone: (434) 246-1096
Fax: (434) 246-6604

Clerk's Office Hours

8:30 AM - 4:30 PM


P. O. Box 1315
15098 Courthouse Road
State Route 735
Sussex, VA 23884

General District Judges

  • Hon. Stephen D. Bloom, Presiding Judge, Chief Judge
  • Hon. C. Ridley Bain
  • Hon. Bruce A. Clark Jr.
  • Hon. H. Lee Townsend III

Juvenile and Domestic Relations Judges

  • Hon. Jacqueline R. Waymack, Presiding Judge
  • Hon. Carson E. Saunders Jr., Chief Judge

Continuance Policy

In traffic and criminal cases, one continuance granted without cause by Clerk; subsequently granted only for cause. In civil cases, continuances granted by Clerk upon agreement of all parties. 

Sussex Case Results

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