If you have received a driving ticket in Virginia, and you are not sure what penalties you might face, then you can contact any police department near to your place. You can ask whether your traffic ticket contain any fine or imprisonment. You have to respond to your ticket at a specific time because if you won’t, there will be additional charges in your record and possibly, an arrest warrant in your name. In some cases, the traffic ticket might bring you to court, so it is always suggested that you should go to the police station or any traffic lawyer to know about your ticket and its details.
How to pay a Traffic Ticket?
Paying a traffic ticket in Virginia has become easier than before. Now you can pay your traffic ticket online and get away with court hearing (only if you pay it before the hearing). Although there are three different ways you can pay for the ticket in Virginia;
- By mail
- In person
There is a time limit for a ticket to be paid. If you delay it, arrest warrant in your name can be issued by the court, and you will be arrested for not following the orders. You can save yourself from such situation by paying the ticket as soon as you can and since there is an online payment method, it has become easier for people to pay for the ticket. Well, you must pay your fine by:
- Pre-court tickets:
- It can be paid before your court date is due (waives your court hearing)
- Post-court tickets
- It can be paid after the court
- Presenting yourself in the court is mandatory
What if you have lost the ticket?
In case of losing the traffic ticket, you must contact the traffic court as soon as you can. You can find your traffic ticket on the court’s website as well, but for that hearing number and case, the number is required which is mentioned on the ticket. You can go to the traffic court and ask for your ticket by providing information. You can ask for any further query, your hearing date, your case number and your ticket details as well.
If you have a commercial driving license, you must inform your employer within 30 days after getting convicted of a traffic violation, even if you weren’t driving the vehicle.
You will receive at least a year suspension on your driving license if you are found:
- Driving a non-commercial vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration of 0.08% or higher.
- Driving your commercial vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration of 0.04% or higher.
- Denying a chemical test.
- Leaving the scene of an accident