What Should I Bring to Court With me For my DWI Trial Date?

This will vary for each case. Sometimes I need you to bring documents, such as a letter from your employer (for your restricted license). I always tell my clients exactly what they need to bring.

However, in every case, you should bring your driver’s license (if it’s not still suspended like in a 2nd offense DWI). If you’re convicted at court, the clerks will take your VA license from you.

Also, if you want a restricted license asap, you should bring a way to pay your fines and costs. The courts accept check, cash, Visa, and MasterCard. They charge 4% extra for plastic, so bringing cash or a personal check saves you money.

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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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