Over 28 miles of Interstate 81 snake its way through Smyth County, Virginia. The drivers on that stretch of I-81, most of them out-of-state, are prime targets for ticketing for speeding by the State Police. A ticket for speeding 81 mph or over is for reckless driving in Virginia — a shock to most out-of-state drivers. In Virginia, reckless driving is a criminal misdemeanor with the potential for harsh penalties, including jail time.
Those speeding and reckless driving tickets are tried in the Smyth County General District Court in the Town of Marion, the county seat. Marion only has about 6,000 residents, and the county is essentially rural, with only around 31,000 citizens.
How My Office Can Help You
If you’ve been charged with speeding or reckless driving, there is no need to go it alone. Prosecutors want to convict, and without legal counsel, your rights may not be adequately represented.
Successful representation is dependent upon knowledge and experience. With more than 25 years of legal practice, I have represented countless clients charged throughout a number of counties in Virginia in connection with traffic charges. Understanding the facts of the case, and how the facts interact with the law, will be helpful in seeking the best outcome for clients.
With an office located in Abingdon, Virginia, I am only about 30 minutes on I-81from the Smyth County Courthouse. I am often in court on behalf of clients charged with traffic offenses. I know the key factors considered by the judges, and how to best present a client’s case.
Clients should also know that I am available to appeal any adverse result. In Smyth County, appeals are held in front of the Smyth County Circuit Court.
Call Today to Schedule Your Free Consultation
If you received a ticket for speeding or reckless driving in Smyth County, call me to learn how I can help in seeking dismissal of your case, or reduced charges. I offer a free consultation, and accept credit cards. Please feel free to call me at 276-623-0808 to learn about your options. I respond promptly to inquiries – even on weekends and outside normal business hours – so call my office today to get started.
Are You an Out-of-State Driver?
Good news – in most cases, you can challenge your ticket without having to personally appear in court. I appear in court on behalf of clients, and can make their case and protect their rights.