Should I just pay my Virginia speeding ticket?

In some cases, I do recommend that people should just pay their Virginia speeding tickets. Sometimes it doesn’t make sense to spend the money on a speeding ticket lawyer.

However, the first important question you MUST ask is: are you charged with simple speeding or reckless driving?

Even though the ticket might just have numbers on it and say “speeding,” it could still be a reckless driving misdemeanor charge. The key is to analyze the code section written on the ticket. Does it say anything like “46.2-862”? If so, that’s reckless driving by speed.

The only problem with looking at the code section on the ticket is that there are a dozen versions of reckless driving in Virginia. It can be tricky to make sure your ticket isn’t one of them.

In the end, the best way to decide how to handle a Virginia traffic ticket is to talk with a local traffic defense attorney. That way you’ll know what you’re really charged with and what possibilities you might be facing in court.

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Andrew Flusche

My name is Andrew Flusche. I am a traffic and misdemeanor defense lawyer in Virginia. I limit my practice to traffic tickets and misdemeanor defense, so I know the ins and outs of these offenses. I literally wrote the book on reckless driving in Virginia which you can get on Amazon here or download for free here. I opened my practice in 2008 after earning my Juris Doctor degree from the University of Virginia School of Law. Since then, I have earned over 600 5-star reviews from happy clients on Google, Yelp, and Facebook. If you’ve been charged with a misdemeanor offense in Virginia, please don’t hesitate to contact me. Your initial consultation is always free, and you'll talk directly with me about the details of your case.

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