Essex County Traffic Attorney

Essex County Traffic Attorney

Essex County has become notorious for the enforcement of traffic violations. This area charges for many Code of Virginia traffic violations, specifically reckless driving and speeding.  If you have received one of these violations, please contact Essex County traffic attorney Trey Mattox immediately.

Essex county is located on Virginia’s Middle Peninsula. Correspondingly, the county is just outside of the Washington D.C to Norfolk urban crescent.  The county’s main town is Tappahannock. Moreover, the speed limit in Essex is generally maxed out at about 60 miles per hour. Additionally, Route 360 and U.S. Route 17 are two major highways that run through the county. 

Mattox Law regularly represents clients who receive traffic infractions and crimes throughout Essex County including: Passing, Butylo, Supply, Wares Wharf, Hustle, Loretto, Blandfield, Dunnsville, Laneview, Center Cross, Champlain, Bowler’s Wharf, Caret, Dunbrooke, Brays Fork, Center Cross, and Miller’s Tavern

Reckless Driving

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.

Essex County Traffic Lawyer Representation

Notably, Mattox Law has extensive experience representing individuals charged with a wide variety of traffic violations in this jurisdiction. Furthermore, in the last three years, our firm has represented hundreds of clients in this area.  Additionally, Trey has successfully defended these cases providing results that in nearly every instance avoid a conviction for the traffic misdemeanor or infraction alleged. Clearly, if you have been charged with a traffic crime or infraction, you need to contact Essex County traffic attorney Trey Mattox today.

Essex General District Court

Clerk: Ms Dee Balderson Davis

Phone: (804) 443-3744
Fax: (804) 443-4122

Clerk’s Office Hours
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

P. O. Box 66
300 Prince Street
Tappahannock, VA 22560

General District Judges
Hon. John S. Martin, Presiding Judge
Hon. John R. Stevens, Chief Judge
Hon. David B. Caddell Jr.
Hon. Hugh S. Campbell
Hon. Richard T. McGrath
Hon. Robert Eric Reibach
Hon. J. Bruce Strickland