When talking with potential clients charged with reckless driving or speeding, we start by discussing the circumstances surrounding the stop. Moving with the flow of traffic can be an easy mistake to make when driving long distances. When traveling for long trips, it can be easy to cruise along with a group of cars without realizing your speed. This is true for those cases in southern Virginia along Interstate 85 and 95.
Understanding intent – and how to prevent a ticket
Unfortunately, reckless driving is not a specific intent crime. In short, you don’t have to intend to be traveling as fast as the officer is alleging. Officers in areas of the state with long stretches of unpopulated roads are vigilant in their enforcement. If you’ve ever been pulled over, you’ll remember that officers are unforgiving. Officers are trained to appear indifferent to the specific circumstances of your case. When driving through a heavily enforced area (like the 85/95 corridor), use your cruise control. Understanding the differences between local area enforcement can make a difference in avoiding a traffic ticket. Mattox Law encourages the use of cruise control for our clients to practice safe driving habits.
Mattox Law has extensive experience representing individuals charged with a wide variety of traffic violations. Trey has successfully defended thousands of traffic cases. He’s been able to deliver results that in nearly every instance avoid a conviction for the alleged traffic offense. For a free consultation regarding your speeding ticket for moving with the flow of traffic, contact Mattox Law today.