Reckless Driving

Can I Just Mail The Judge A Letter For my Virginia Reckless Driving Case?

published by Andrew Flusche on February 24, 2014

letter to the judge

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 […]

Can I Petition to Have Traffic Fines Reduced Even if the Case is Old?

published by Andrew Flusche on February 21, 2014

paying traffic fines

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 […]

I am 17 and got a Ticket. Will my License be Suspended?

published by Andrew Flusche on February 20, 2014

high school lockers

If you are a driver who is 16 or 17 years old, the DMV has different rules that govern whether or not you get suspended for tickets. In general, the best rule of thumb is that for a first ticket the DMV will not suspend you, but the court might depending upon the actual nature […]

sign the speeding ticket

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 […]

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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 […]

Is Reckless Driving a Felony?

published by Andrew Flusche on February 11, 2014

reckless driving in VA

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 […]

VA Uniform Summons

If you receive a ticket or Virginia Uniform Summons, you need to double check all the information on the summons. Errors on the ticket could be a defense that we could use in court for your case. This is a good reason for you to give me a call to discuss the specifics of your […]

Online Traffic School

published by Andrew Flusche on February 6, 2014

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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 […]

Can Police Run Radar in The Rain?

published by Andrew Flusche on January 31, 2014

rainy day

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 […]

Should You go to Driving School Before Virginia Traffic Court?

published by Andrew Flusche on January 30, 2014

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!