Goochland County Traffic Attorney

Goochland Courthouse

Goochland has become known for many Code of Virginia traffic violations specifically reckless driving and speeding. Provided that, if you have received one of these violation, please contact Goochland County traffic attorney Trey Mattox immediately. 

Geographically, Goochland is located to the west of the City of Richmond. Chiefly, Goochland is a rural community. In fact, there are two main roadways running through the county, U.S. Route 250 and Interstate 64. Certainly, law enforcement officers patrolling Goochland County routinely pull individuals over along for a variety of traffic violations, including reckless driving and speeding. Moreover, the Goochland Sheriff’s Department and Virginia State Troopers have become infamous for their extremely strict enforcement of traffic related offenses in Goochland County, Virginia. Of course, Mattox Law represents clients who have received traffic violations throughout the Goochland area including: Centerville, Manakin-Sabot, Maidens, Oilville, Fife, Sandy Hook, Crozier, Shannon Hill and Hadensville

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.

Goochland County Reckless Driving and Speeding Representation

Indeed, Mattox Law has extensive experience representing individuals charged with a wide variety of traffic violations in this jurisdiction. Notably, in the last three years, our firm has represented hundreds of clients in this area.  Further, 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 in Goochland, you must contact Goochland County traffic attorney Trey Mattox today.

Goochland General District Court

Clerk: Ms Dianne Henley White
Phone: (804) 556-5309
Phone: (804) 556-5437 TDD
Fax: (804) 556-4494

Clerk’s Office Hours
8:30 AM – 4:30 PM 

P. O. Box 47
2938 River Road West
Goochland, VA 23063

Continuance Policy
First traffic continuance granted by Clerk; criminal continuances by Commonwealth’s Attorney or Judge.

General District Judges
Hon. Claiborne H. Stokes Jr., Chief Judge
Hon. William G. Barkley
Hon. Theresa W. Carter
Hon. Robert H. Downer Jr.

Juvenile and Domestic Relations Judges
Hon. Deborah S. Tinsley, Presiding Judge, Chief Judge
Hon. David M Barredo
Hon. Ronald L. Morris
Hon. Frank W. Somerville
Hon. Claude V. Worrell

Court Schedule

General District Court
1st Returns – 8:45 a.m.
Deputy Cases – 9:00 a.m
Trooper Cases – 10:30 a.m.
Game Warden Cases
1:00 p.m. on 1st and 2nd Mondays
Animal Control Cases
1:00 p.m. on 1st and 2nd Mondays
VASAP – 1:00 p.m. on 3rd Mondays
OAR – 1:00 p.m. on 4th Mondays
Civil Docket – 2:00 p.m.

Juvenile & Domestic Relations District Court
1st & 3rd Tuesdays/ 1st, 2nd & 4th Thursdays
9:00-10:00: Traffic and first callings on criminal, delinquency, chins, custody/visitation(C/V), and support
10:00-11:00: Criminal/delinquency trials (may be scheduled at special times if a lengthy trial is anticipated)
11:00-12:30: Mediation Order Reviews, GAL reports on C/V cases
12:30: Videos
1:30: Foster Care and Chins
2:00: contested cases on the days FTC is not in session

9:30 on 4th Thursday – DCSE

2:00 on 2nd & 4th Thursdays – Family Treatment Court