Petersburg sits at the intersection of Interstate 85 and Interstate 95. As such, the city of Petersburg is notorious for many Code of Virginia traffic violations including speeding and reckless driving. Additionally, if you have received one of these traffic violations you should contact Petersburg traffic ticket attorney Trey Mattox.
The City of Petersburg lies at the nexus of two major east coast highways. As you would expect, this heavily traveled area can be particularly troublesome for motorists unfamiliar with the area. Notably, the speed limit through this section suddenly drops to 55 mph after miles of 70 mph zones. Undoubtedly, many of our clients find themselves in the unfortunate position of missing one speed limit sign. Indeed, they ultimately receive a summons from one of Petersburg’s finest.
Our experience with traffic cases in Petersburg has found the judge to be fair and reasonable when hearing traffic matters. Undoubtedly, it is important to have legal representation that is familiar with the preferences and processes specific to the local court and judge in your case.
Reckless driving violations are very serious charges in Virginia. As a result, a conviction carries penalties like fines, license suspension, and class 1 misdemeanor. Moreover, these consequences can have very long lasting effects. Additionally, this can burden even the most proactive motorist.
Many drivers have exceeded posted speed limits during their driving history. However, speeding ticket charges in Virginia can vary significantly depending on the nature of the offense. Certainly, more extreme cases are charged as reckless driving by speed, which is a class 1 misdemeanor. Admittedly, speeding is an infraction rather than a misdemeanor. Even so, a conviction can still carry very serious and lasting consequences including:
- license suspension
- points on your driving record
- high fines
- increased insurance rates
Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs is a serious traffic violation in Virginia. Consequently, a DUI conviction has long lasting consequences. Additionally, it is often a complicated path to trial that can be confusing. More, this process is very stressful for individuals facing these charges. Importantly, an experienced Virginia DUI attorney will help minimize the chance of negative outcome.
Petersburg Reckless Driving and Speeding Representation
Mattox Law has extensive experience representing individuals charged with a wide variety of traffic violations in this jurisdiction. In the last three years. Moreover, our firm has represented hundreds of clients in this area. Importantly, Trey has successfully defended these cases providing results that in nearly every instance avoid a conviction for the traffic misdemeanor or infraction alleged. Therefore, if you have been charged with a traffic crime or infraction, contact Petersburg traffic ticket attorney Trey Mattox today.
Petersburg General District Court
11th Judicial District of Virginia
Clerk: Ms Dana Helm Shannon
Phone: (804) 733-2374
Fax: (804) 733-2375
Clerk’s Office Hours
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
35 East Tabb Street
Petersburg, VA 2380
General District Judges
Hon. Ray P. Lupold III, Presiding Judge
Hon. Mayo K. Gravatt, Chief Judge
Hon. Robert Beman Beasley Jr.