Many drivers receive speeding and reckless driving tickets from Virginia State Police as they drive along U.S. Route 19, a north-south highway that stretches from Lake Erie to the Gulf of Mexico. Route 19 cuts through Russell County, a mostly rural county in southwestern Virginia and is the county’s chief highway. The portion of Route 19 that is in Russell County has construction zones and other stretches where the speed limit drops that can ensnare an unwary driver.
Many speeding tickets are also issued to motorists in the Town of Lebanon by the town police. The Town of Lebanon has a tiny population – a little over 3,000 people. The town is located immediately off the exits 1 and 2 of Route 19. 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 Russell County are adjudicated in Russell County General District Court in Lebanon, 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 Russell 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 Russell 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 on Route 19 only twenty minutes from Russell County General District Court.
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