While the interstate highway system bypasses Scott County, the county does have several highways. One of the most important is National Highway 23. It begins at the Tennessee border as an extension of Interstate 26 in Kingsport, Tennessee and snakes its way to Duffield. Virginia State Troopers and local police love giving lots of tickets to drivers traveling this route.
Scott County is rural, with a population of less than 24,000. Its county seat, Gate City, has only around 2,000 residents.
Speeding tickets are tried in Scott County General District Court in Gate City. I am very familiar with the courthouse and the factors that the Scott County traffic judges use to resolve cases. For some clients, I have been able to correspond with the judge before the hearing to get the desired result.
The Law Offices of Mark T. Hurt are located in the adjacent county of Washington County, Virginia, only a short drive away.
If you are ticketed for speeding in Scott County, one of the worst things you can do might be to simply pay the fine. An experienced local lawyer can frequently get a Scott County speeding ticket reduced or dismissed. Call me at 276-623-0808 for a free consultation to discuss your options. Depending on your circumstances, the best option might be to let me fight to get your ticket dismissed and to keep your driving record clean and your car insurance rates low.