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Traffic Violation – Attorney Mark Matney

Newport News lawyer defends Hampton Roads clients against Reckless Driving and other traffic violations

While many view traffic violations as minor infractions and nuisances, traffic tickets and moving violations have the power to wreak havoc on your life. Fees quickly mount, and points from tickets can cause your insurance premiums to skyrocket or result in a revoked or suspended license. Matney Law, PLLC does not underestimate the seriousness of traffic violations and doggedly works on your behalf to get the charges you face reduced or dismissed.

Handling a wide array of traffic violation cases

I regularly represent clients charged with traffic violations, including:

Traffic Violation
Reckless Driving
Expired Registration
Expired License
Running a red light or stop sign
Failure to signal when changing lanes
Failure to wear a seatbelt
Driving under the influence
Driving without a license or with a suspended license
Leaving the scene of an accident
Violating license restrictions
Hit-and-run accidents
Passing a Stopped School Bus

Failure to Yield
Unsafe Lane Change
Following too Closely
Whether you have been charged with a moving or nonmoving violation, I possess the knowledge needed to protect your best interests in traffic court.

Traffic Violations

Even if this is your first traffic violation, you could be facing severe consequences from the court, DMV, and your insurer. Whether your are charged with Reckless Driving or a traffic infraction, you can benefit from having legal representation. Matney Law PLLC office is located in Newport News Virginia, but represents clients throughout Hampton Roads.

Misdemeanor in Virginia

In Virginia, some driving violations are dealt with as traffic infractions while others are actually misdemeanor crimes. Mr. Matney has helped many clients avoid misdemeanor convictions and achieve amendments and reductions of their charges.   Some of the driving charges that are classified as misdemeanors include DUI/DWI, Reckless Driving, Driving with a Suspended / Revoked License, and Open Container.

Amendment to Lesser Charge

The amendment of your charge will generally avoid or lessen the impact of the many penalties that can accompany traffic violations, including:

Jail and license suspension for misdemeanors
DMV demerit points
Increased insurance costs


Mark Matney and Matney Law, PLLC, handle all driving related charges, including:

  • Reckless Driving
  • Driving Without a License or Driving While Suspended / Revoked
  • Speeding
  • Passing a Stopped School Bus
  • Failure to Obey a Highway Sign
  • Running a stop sign
  • Failure to yield


Contact traffic defense lawyer Mark Matney today. He will provide you with a free initial consultation to discuss your case and answer your questions so that you will be able to map out the best plan to address your traffic violation and protect your rights.


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