What Happens if You Fail to Attend Traffic School for a Ticket?

If you are supposed to go to Virginia traffic school for a ticket and don’t complete it, the consequences will vary depending upon your particular situation.

For DMV-ordered driving school (due to being a young driver or accumulating too many points), DMV will suspend your license. To fix your license, you’ll have to complete the school and pay a reinstatement fee to DMV.

If a court ordered driving school, the consequences will depend upon the court’s order. In many instances, failing to attend traffic school will result in a conviction on the original charge. But some judges actually order traffic school in exchange for not suspending your license or to give you a lower fine. If that’s the case, you could be looking at worse punishments if you don’t complete the school on time.

If you have a ticket pending in Virginia, call me to learn how we can fight it together.

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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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