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I missed my court date for my case. What happens next? Do I have any options?

You missed your court date for a case in a General District Court in Virginia. Now what? If you missed your court date for a minor traffic case, you were most likely found guilty in your absence. (See below for reckless driving charges and other crim… Read More
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What happens after a driver's license suspension?

Many people do not realize that driving on a suspended license is a Class 1 misdemeanor in Virginia. It is punishable by up to 1 year in jail, a $2500 fine, and an additional license suspension.Moreover, on the third or subsequent conviction, the ju… Read More
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How fast can you travel over the speed limit without being pulled over? Is there a "buffer zone" for speeding tickets? And, how it may mean the difference between a criminal conviction and a simple traffic infraction.

It is safe to say that almost all drivers travel faster than the posted speed limits. In some regions, driving at or below the speed limit is downright dangerous. Of course, most people assume they will not get pulled over as long as their speed is w… Read More
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Reckless Driving by Speed vs. Simple Speeding Ticket? What’s the difference?

Like most every other state, Virginia has the basic traffic infraction of “speeding” (sometimes called “simple speeding”). The most common consequences of “simple speeding” are a fine, court costs, and DMV demerit points.  Virginia also… Read More
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