What Counts as Court Community Service?
Some of my clients end up doing community service due to their traffic cases, whether it is court ordered or simply in preparation for trial. One question many of them have is: what counts as community service?
Court community service must be done at a non-profit organization. This means that you cannot simply volunteer for a business and call it community service. A non-profit organization is a group like a charity, school, church, or government body.
Easy non-profit examples include:
For people in the Fredericksburg area who need community service, these organizations should work fine for court-related purposes:
- Fredericksburg Area Food Bank
- Rappahannock Goodwill Industries
- Central Rappahannock Regional Library
- Spotsylvania County Parks and Recreation
- Stafford County Parks and Recreation
- Fredericksburg Parks and Recreation
If you are my client and are doing community service, please contact me to confirm that the group you selected qualifies for court. Do this before volunteering to ensure that you don’t have to redo your volunteer hours. I am always here to answer your questions.