Many drivers receive speeding and reckless driving tickets from Virginia State Police as they drive along U.S. Route 460, an east-west highway that stretches from Lexington, Kentucky to the Gulf of Mexico. Route 460 cuts through Buchanan County, a mostly rural county in southwestern Virginia and is the county’s chief highway.
Many speeding tickets are also issued to motorists in the Town of Grundy by the town police. The Town of Grundy has a tiny population – a little under 1,000 people. The town has multiple changes in speed limits and school zones that can likewise trap an inattentive driver.
Speeding and reckless driving tickets received in Buchanan County are adjudicated in Buchanan County General District Court in Grundy, which is the county seat. I have spent considerable time representing clients in this courthouse. I routinely interact with the district court judge, the assistant commonwealth attorney who prosecutes traffic offenses, and law enforcement officers who issue the tickets as part of my practice. Often, in representing clients, I will seek opportunities for traffic ticket dismissal or reduced charges, which may, for example, include attending traffic school in order to get a charge dismissed.
If a motorist gets a bad result in the General District Court, he has a right to appeal the decision to Buchanan County Circuit Court.
Don’t Pay Your Ticket Without First Contacting Me to Learn How I May Be Able to Help
If you have received a speeding or reckless driving ticket in Buchanan County, do not go it alone. Call 276-623-0808 to talk to me for a free consultation to discuss your options. In most cases, I can appear in court on a client’s behalf, so that work does not need to be missed, and I accept credit cards for payment of legal fees.
The Law Offices of Mark T. Hurt are located in Abingdon, Virginia, which is located off of Interstate I-81, roughly an hour from Buchanan County General District Court.