Virginia Traffic Court Defense

When you have a charge pending in Virginia traffic court there’s quite a few considerations you need to make. You need to understand what kind of charge you’re facing, which specific court you’re supposed to go to, and, most importantly, whether or not you should bring a lawyer.

Which Virginia traffic court are you due in?

Every county and city in Virginia has a General District Court which is the primary court that hears traffic-related matters in Virginia. However, for a juvenile, which means someone under the age of 18, the Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court is who would hear your case.

Also, it’s important to note that cities have their own courts even though they could be located within the borders of a county. If you’re due in Virginia traffic court you need to look at your ticket closely and see exactly which specific court you’re in. For more about a Virginia Uniform Summons and how it affects your Virginia traffic court experience definitely check out my article on that topic.

What are you facing in Virginia traffic court?

The specifics of your charge are going to be listed on the ticket itself. Underneath the court date and time, the ticket will say that you’re accused of violating a specific law or code section, and it will have a brief description. That’s our indicator of exactly what you are accused of doing. That can tell us what possible punishments you may be looking at. Unfortunately, there’s hundreds of charges that could be written on a summons, so it’s impossible to examine every possible charge in a blog post.

Call me for Virginia traffic court

And that gets us to the most important question of whether or not you should hire a lawyer. Quite honestly, not every Virginia traffic court case needs a lawyer. However, to know if you need to hire me, we need to talk. If you have a case pending in the Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, Stafford, King George, or Caroline area, call me for a free consultation about your Virginia traffic court case. We can also help with courts in Northern Virginia, including Fairfax, Prince William, and Fauquier. We can go over the specifics about what you’re facing. We can discuss possible defenses and what alternative outcomes might be possible.

I don’t think that everyone needs an attorney for Virginia traffic court. However, it makes no sense to go into traffic court blindly without at least talking with me first and seeing exactly what you’re facing.

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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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