Our Focus – Traffic Law
There are hundreds of code violations for motorists traveling in Virginia. At Mattox Law, our focus is traffic law and we’re here to help you through your next traffic ticket. Obviously, there are many choices for legal representation. However, we strive to provide the best experience for individuals with traffic tickets in Virginia. Moreover, Mattox law has narrowed the practice areas we focus on in an effort to ensure we are able to provide knowledgable and experienced representation.
We provide comprehensive legal services for these popular traffic law areas:
We Make Handling Traffic Tickets Easy
Traffic tickets create unexpected time and financial burdens. Having a team of professionals familiar with the needs of your case is important. Our focus on traffic law gives your case the experience needed to increase the chance of a positive outcome. Our practice has extensive experience representing individuals charged with traffic violations. In the last three years, our firm has represented hundreds of clients in a variety of practice areas with great success. Trey has defended cases in all of our narrowed practice areas, providing results that in nearly every instance avoid a conviction for the traffic misdemeanor or infraction alleged. When it’s time to find representation, choose Mattox Law for your traffic ticket needs.
Reckless driving violations are very serious charges to face in Virginia. In fact, this is one of our most serious practice areas. A conviction carries penalties like fines, license suspension and a class 1 misdemeanor. These consequences have lasting effects and can burden even the most proactive motorist.
There are 14 different statutes for reckless driving in Virginia:
- § 46.2-852 Reckless driving; general rule
- § 46.2-853 Driving vehicle which is not under control; faulty brakes.
- § 46.2-854 Passing on or at the crest of a grade or on a curve.
- § 46.2-855 Driving with driver’s view obstructed or control impaired.
- § 46.2-856 Passing two vehicles abreast.
- § 46.2-857 Driving two abreast in a single lane.
- § 46.2-858 Passing at a railroad grade crossing.
- § 46.2-859 Passing a stopped school bus; prima facie evidence.
- § 46.2-860 Failing to give proper signals.
- § 46.2-861 Driving too fast for highway and traffic conditions.
- § 46.2-862 Exceeding speed limit.
- § 46.2-863 Failure to yield right-of-way.
- § 46.2-864 Reckless driving on parking lots, etc.
- § 46.2-865 Racing; penalty.
While many drivers have exceeded posted speed limits during their driving history, speeding ticket charges in Virginia can vary significantly depending on the nature of the offense. More extreme cases are charged as reckless driving by speed, which is a class 1 misdemeanor.
Although this is one of the practice areas that is an infraction rather than a misdemeanor, a conviction can still carry very serious and lasting consequences including:
- increased insurance rates
- license suspension
- points on your driving record
- high fines
Driving on a Suspended License
Driving on a suspended license carries significant penalties in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Mattox Law understands that each suspended license violation is unique.This offense is one of the class 1 misdemeanor practice areas, the most severe classification. Additionally, receiving a conviction carries possibilities of:
- longer license suspensions
- higher fines
- jail sentence (mandatory for multiple convictions)
To read the full statute, driving on a suspended or revoked license appears here: Virginia Code § 46.2-301(B)
Virginia DUI Attorney
Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs is a serious traffic violation in the Commonwealth of Virginia. A DUI conviction has long lasting consequences. Additionally, this is a practice areas that has a more complicated path to trial that can be confusing and stressful for individuals facing these charges. The need for an experienced Virginia DUI attorney for legal representation will help minimize the chance of negative outcome.
Know What You’re Facing
Depending on your blood alcohol content (BAC) at the time of your offense, DUI Convictions carry penalties including, but not limited to:
- mandatory jail sentence
- higher fines (ranging from $250 to $2500)
- license suspension (12 months)
- license restriction with ignition interlock
- Virginia Alcohol Safety Action Program (VASAP)
Legal representation does not end when the trial has concluded. We are happy to answer questions you may have through the long and complicated aftermath of a DUI charge or conviction. All of the requirements that the court sets for you after the conclusion of your case can be very confusing and often additional conversations are necessary to help our clients be successful. Mattox Law is here to support you through the entire DUI process.
Other Traffic Violations
In Virginia, misdemeanors get a lot of attention. However, there are many other practice areas that are traffic infractions with serious consequences. Getting convicted of a traffic infraction can carry points for your driving record and affect your your insurance rates. However, unlike reckless driving, these offenses will not result in a criminal conviction.
Common Traffic Violations:
- § 46.2-802 Drive on right side of highways
- § 46.2-806 One-way roadways and highways
- § 46.2-808.1 Use of crossovers on controlled access highways
- § 46.2-809 Regulation of truck traffic on primary and secondary highways
- § 46.2-809.1 Regulation of residential cut-through traffic by Board
- § 46.2-814 Driving through safety zone prohibited
- § 46.2-816 Following too closely
- § 46.2-817 Disregarding signal by law-enforcement officer to stop; eluding police; penalties
- § 46.2-821 Vehicles entering highways shall stop or yield right-of-way
- § 46.2-822 Right-of-way at circular intersections
- § 46.2-830 Fail to obey highway sign
- § 46.2-830.1 Failure to obey highway sign while sleeping
- § 46.2-833 Fail to obey traffic signal
- § 46.2-833.1 Evasion of a traffic control device
- § 46.2-835 Right turn on steady red light after stopping
- § 46.2-844 Passing stopped school bus
- § 46.2-845 Illegal U-turn
- § 46.2-870 Speeding