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:

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.

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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