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Why You Shouldn’t Pay Your Virginia Reckless Driving Ticket (without a fight!)

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If you have received a reckless driving ticket in Virginia, you may have been prompted by the court to just pay the ticket and worry no longer. This is a bad idea for a number of reasons, primarily because paying your reckless driving ticket is equivalent to pleading guilty. It would be a much better idea to first consult a Virginia reckless driving attorney and learn how to fight your reckless driving charges. 

The court will not always tell you that the act of paying your ticket is equivalent to a guilty plea to a criminal charge, but this does not make it any less true. However convenient mailing a check to court may be, it is not worth the serious repercussions such as: 

  • A criminal conviction on your record;
  • Increased insurance records; and
  • Possible job loss or refusal because of a criminal record. 


"Just paying" the ticket may sound convenient for you, but it is really only convenient for the court.

Virginia Reckless Speeding Lawyer Bob Battle understands the drastic and unfair consequences that a conviction could have on both Virginia licensed motorists and out-of-state motorists caught in one of Virginia's "Yankee speed traps" as they drive through Virginia for business or vacation.

If you have been ticketed for Reckless Driving Speeding in Virginia, there is no time to waste! Get a free copy of Bob Battle's consumer guide, The Shocking Truth About Reckless Driving/Speeding in Virginia. Or, contact 804-673-5600 to schedule your legal consultation today.

Bob Battle
100% of my practice is devoted to serious traffic defense and criminal litigation in state and federal courts
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