Powhatan County Traffic Attorney

Powhatan County traffic attorney

Powhatan is a rural county neighboring Richmond. This county has become known for many Code of Virginia traffic violations specifically reckless driving and speeding.  If you have received one of these violations please contact Powhatan County traffic attorney Trey Mattox immediately.

Mattox Law represents clients who are accused of committing felony, misdemeanor, and infraction traffic violations. Of course, these violations occur throughout Powhatan County including: Ballsville, Worshams, Goode Crossing, Macon, Beaumont, Trenholm, Jefferson, Belona, Tobaccoville, Huguenot Springs, Chestnut Oaks, Subletts, Hatchers, Clayville, Smiths Crossroads, Michaux, Dorset, Red Lane, Holly Hills, Fine Creek Mills, Plain View, Hideaway Lake, Flat Rock, Pilkinton, Genito, Huguenot, Liburn, Moseley and surrounding areas.

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.

Powhatan County Traffic Representation

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

Powhatan General and Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Combined Courts

11th Judicial District of Virginia

Clerk: Ms. Michelle A. Soukup
Email: MSoukup@vacourts.gov
Phone: (804) 598-5665
Fax: (804) 598-5648

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

3880-D Old Buckingham Road
Powhatan, VA 23139-7052

General District Judges
Hon. Ray P. Lupold III, Chief Judge
Hon. Robert Beman Beasley Jr.

Juvenile and Domestic Relations Judges
Hon. Valentine W. Southall Jr., Presiding Judge, Chief Judge
Hon. Phillip T. DiStanislao

Continuance Policy
Continuances governed by Rule 8:14. Clerk may grant continuance consented to by all parties (Rule 8:14(a)).

Court Schedule

General District Court
There will be no court on Mondays.
General District Court will only be held on Fridays as follows:
1st, 2nd, & 3rd Fridays
9:00 a.m., All arraignments (criminal and traffic) and attorney status cases
9:30 a.m., Traffic court
10:30 a.m., Serious traffic matters: DUIs, Drive on suspended, etc.
11:00 a.m., Criminal hearings, bond hearings, protective order hearings
1:00 p.m., Civil Court (Garnishment, Warrant in Debt/Detinue, Unlawful Detainer, Zoning)
2:00 p.m., Contested Civil docket (set by the court)
4th and 5th Fridays
9:00 a.m., All arraignments (criminal and traffic) and attorney status cases
9:30 a.m.,Traffic court
10:30 a.m., Serious traffic matters: DUIs, Drive on suspended, etc.
11:00 a.m., Criminal hearings, bond hearings, protective order hearings

Juvenile & Domestic Relations

9:30 a.m., Criminal Arraignments
10:00 a.m., Criminal Trials
11:00 a.m., Juvenile Traffic
1:00 p.m., Domestic Civil
3rd Wednesday
1:00 p.m., Division of Child Support Enforcement
4th Wednesday
9:15 a.m., Driver’s License Presentation