A number of potential clients that I talk with ask me about just mailing a letter to the judge. This is an option that some people think might work if they’re not able to attend court either due to their work schedule, or they are a long distance from the court. For example, if you’re […]
Typically not. In Virginia you have several options if you have been found guilty of a traffic or misdemeanor offense. However, your options expire very quickly as time goes by. Your first option to try to have your fine reduced would be to file a motion to reopen the case. This option expires 60 days […]
If you’re issued a ticket for a traffic or misdemeanor offense in Virginia, the officer brings the ticket to you and normally asks you to sign on the form. A lot of times people wonder what that means when they’re signing the ticket. When you read the Virginia Uniform Summons, you will see that the […]
The other day in one of my local general district courts, I became aware of a case where a person from another state received a reckless driving misdemeanor ticket here in Virginia. The attorney from the driver’s home state sent a letter to the court saying that they had been retained and were entering a […]
No. Reckless driving in Virginia is a misdemeanor offense. It is a charge where you’re facing the maximum of one year in jail, up to a $2,500.00 fine and up to six months loss of your driver’s license. The difference between a misdemeanor and a felony is that a misdemeanor’s maximum punishment is up to […]
There are many types of different traffic schools and driver improvement programs in Virginia that may be utilized for your traffic or misdemeanor case. In this article, we’ll talk about online traffic schools and whether or not it’s a good option for you to pursue. What is Online Traffic School? Online traffic schools in Virginia […]
A lot of clients and potential clients wonder if the police are able to use their radar unit while it’s raining. Some people claim that the rain causes interference, which could invalidate the radar reading. Unfortunately, most of the judges I practice in front of will let an officer testify to their radar reading even […]
Many clients ask me whether or not they should go to driving school before having to appear in Virginia traffic court. Let’s find out the answer!