Tough Professional & Local Legal Assistance in Traffic, Speeding and other legal matters.

(804) 443-6565


Tough, Local Legal Assistance in Traffic, Speeding, Criminal, Personal Injury and other legal matters.

Trible Law Offices are located in historic downtown Tappahannock within walking distance to all Essex County Courts. While we practice in all courts in Virginia, we primarily serve the Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula areas. Many clients reach this page searching for an attorney for representation for a traffic infraction, speeding ticket or a charge of Reckless Driving (a class 1 misdemeanor punishable by a fine up to $2,500 and a jail sentence of up to 1 year.)

Depending on the nature of the traffic matter, we can represent you and you don’t even have to come to court.

Coverage Area Map
Trible Law Offices works primarily in the following counties and corridors in the Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula of Virginia:

Essex - King George - King & Queen - King William - Lancaster - Middlesex - Northumberland - Richmond County - Westmoreland County - Hanover - Tappahannock - Warsaw - West Point - Callao - Kilmarnock - Kinsale - Reedville - Gloucester - Mathews - Urbanna - Ashland - Mechanicsville - Bowling Green - Caroline County - Saluda - Deltaville - Heathsville - Montross - Colonial Beach

Route 360 - Route 3 - Route 33 - Route 301 - Route 17 - I-95 - I-295

Peter L. Trible, Jr.

Attorney and Counselor at Law

The Trible family goes back over 300 years in the Middle Peninsula, Essex County and the Northern Neck, so Mr. Trible has a good understanding of the problems faced by the people in our area. Mr. Trible has practiced law in Tappahannock since 2003 and primarily focuses his practice on traffic and criminal defense, handling matters ranging from traffic tickets, trials in the Juvenile and Domestic Relations Courts and General District Courts, to felony trials in the Circuit Court. He also maintains a healthy personal injury practice, to include car accidents, wrongful death and catastrophic injury, and offers free initial consultations in any area. He welcomes appointments to discuss any legal matter.

Prior to the formation of Trible Law Offices, Mr. Trible was in private practice and also acted as a resident managing attorney for one of Virginia’s largest personal injury firms. He began his legal career as Staff Attorney and Policy Analyst for the Virginia State Crime Commission, a criminal justice agency within the Virginia General Assembly. Mr. Trible researched, wrote and reported on legislation related to criminal and legal matters proposed by members of the Virginia General Assembly and in the Virginia House and Senate Courts of Justice Committees. In that capacity he advised members of the Virginia Legislature on the constitutionality and legal ramifications of proposed legislation.

Mr. Trible attended Hampden-Sydney College and graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University. Mr. Trible served on the campaign, transition and gubernatorial staff of former Virginia Governor George Allen. Prior to law school, he consulted and managed numerous local and statewide political campaigns in addition to being a government relations consultant. Mr. Trible received his J.D. from the Appalachian School of Law.

Mr. Trible is a member of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, the Virginia State Bar, the Northern Neck Bar Association, Tappahannock-Essex Chamber of Commerce, the Tappahannock-Essex Rotary Club, the Essex County Museum, Essex County Library Board (past member)  and the Tappahannock Main Street Program.

Mr. Trible served as an elected member of the Tappahannock Town Council. He serves as a Deacon of the Rappahannock Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Dunnsville, Virginia.  He and his family reside in Warsaw, Virginia.

Practice Areas

Speeding & Reckless Driving

Many of our clients are introduced to Middle Peninsula and Northern Neck law enforcement by traffic stops on Route 17, Route 360 or Route 3. We understand how our beautiful countryside can lull many visitors in relaxing their attention to their speed and driving. Depending on the nature of your charge, you may not have to come to court. We can handle it for you.

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We handle DUI/BUI (Boating Under the Influence) throughout the Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula. DUI laws in the Commonwealth of Virginia are some of the most strict in the United States. Virginia’s laws are very complicated, wherein law intertwines with science. Essentially, the prosecution must prove BEYOND A REASONABLE DOUBT that you were intoxicated at .08% blood level or more at the time you were driving. There are various levels of punishment depending on the circumstances of your charge.

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Personal Injury

We have handled hundreds of personal injury matters. If you have been injured because of another person or company, you may have a claim for damages. We handle claims for personal injury as a result of automobile collisions, tractor trailer collisions, motorcycle collisions, premises liability (“slip and fall”), medical malpractice, wrongful death, products liability, and dog bites.

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Criminal Law

To be charged with a criminal offense, there must be Reasonable Suspicion to suspect someone of committing the offense and Probable Cause to charge that person with the offense. To be convicted, the proof MUST be Beyond a Reasonable Doubt. We have handled hundreds of criminal matters and travel the courts of the Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula on an almost daily basis defending our clients.

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Client Testimonials

During break from college, our son got a reckless driving ticket for 78/55. We didn’t know what to do because he was going overseas for the coming semester. Mr. Trible went to court on his behalf and was able to negotiate a defective equipment charge. We can’t thank you and Connie enough for all your help!
L.S. and J.S. (Reckless Driving 78/55 reduced to Defective Equipment)Potomac, Maryland
I had a pretty bad driving record. I had a simple speeding ticket, but if I was convicted I would lose my job because I drive for a living. Mr. Trible successfully argued that the county deputy who ticketed me was not in his county when he got me on radar! The case was dismissed and I kept my job! Thank you!
S. R. (Speeding 73/60, Dismissed)Essex County, Virginia
Through a series of unfortunate, embarrassing events, I was charged with assault and battery and had a protective order filed against me. Mr. Trible was able to work with the prosecutor and have the case dismissed and the protective order removed before a trial date was set.
C.L.Mechanicsville, Virginia
Please extend my appreciation to Mr. Trible for representing me and doing such an excellent job in getting the dismissal on the charge of reckless driving. Thank you Ms. Courtney for keeping me abreast of everything and thank you for listening to me with my husband’s medical issues.
M.H. (Reckless Driving 82/60, Dismissed)Virginia Beach, Virginia
Connie, Thanks very much for your kindness and professionalism that you showed me while Mr. Trible handled my cases.
J.M. (Two tickets one week apart--Reckless Driving 85/60 reduced to Defective Equipment and Speeding 74/60 reduced to Defective Equipment)St. Leonard, Maryland
You guys rock!
M.K. (Speeding 60/45 reduced to Defective Equipment)Richmond, Virginia
I am very pleased with the outcome Mr. Trible was able to reach with the court. While I don’t have a reason to reach out in the future, if I ever do come across trouble in the area again I’ll be sure to call your office. Thank you again.
J.L. (Reckless Driving 92/60, Dismissed)Morristown, New Jersey
I want to thank all of you for helping me with this case. I’m very pleased with the outcome.
E.C. (Reckless Driving 84/60, Dismissed)Poquoson, Virginia
Mr. Trible answered my questions and I am happy with the result! He helped me understand the outcome. It was a pleasure working with you.
B.C. (Speeding 73/60 reduced to Defective Equipment)Frederickburg, Virginia
I am a Northern Necker by way of New York and Florida. I had a bad record in Florida and was convicted of two speeding tickets in Virginia. I got a reckless driving. Mr. Trible got it dismissed. Then a couple of months later, I got a speeding ticket. He got that reduced so I didn’t lose my license.
A.G. (Reckless Driving 57/35, Dismissed)(Speeding 53/35 reduced to 44/35)Lancaster County, Virginia

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