Interstate 64 (I-64) from Hampton and Newport News to Yorktown and up through Williamsburg and James City County is a hot bed for Reckless Driving and Speeding tickets. The Virginia State Police, Hampton Police, Newport News Police, York County Sheriff’s Department, and Williamsburg and James City County Police patrol I-64 and its feeder highways (ex: 199 in Williamsburg) looking for drivers who exceed the posted speed limit. Anyone familiar with the area knows the troopers and officers have their secret hiding spots up and down the roadways, but what happens if you find yourself facing a Reckless Driving charge or Speeding ticket?
Do you have to come back for Court for Reckless Driving?
If you were charged with Reckless Driving, you will likely have to appear in Court as it is a Class 1 misdemeanor and carries the possibility of jail time. Because Reckless Driving is a criminal offense and not a mere traffic infraction, you must appear for trial in the local General District Court. However, there are some limited situations when an attorney at Goff Voltin, PLLC may be able to get your appearance waived and appear on your behalf. This is a case by case decision and you should reach out to us for a free consultation to see if we can help and provide legal representation.
Should I just prepay the ticket?
You cannot prepay a Reckless Driving ticket in Hampton, Newport News, York County, or Williamsburg. Additionally, you may want to avoid prepaying a Speeding ticket as doing so qualifies as an admission of guilt and carries the negative consequences of a fine and demerit points on your driving record. There are many defenses that an attorney can present in order to attempt to keep your record clean or to minimize any negative impact a Speeding ticket or Reckless Driving charge will have on your driving record. Contact us to discuss the many different ways you can avoid jail time, fines, and negative demerit points.
Why Goff Voltin, PLLC?
The attorneys of Goff Voltin, PLLC have appeared on countless Reckless Driving and Speeding charges in all of the General District Courts in Hampton, Newport News, York County, and Williamsburg and James City County. If you are facing charges, call on the attorneys who have been there before. Contact us so that we can discuss your particular situation and develop an attack plan to get you the best possible outcome for your Reckless Driving charge or Speeding ticket.