What are some circumstances I should hire a defense attorney for my traffic infraction?

Do you need a lawyer to handle just a traffic infraction in Fairfax county or other Virginia jurisdictions? The answer is to do a cost/benefit analysis, frankly. What is the ticket? Let's say it was 19MPH over the speed limit. In Virginia that would carry 4 demerit points, which one could easily earn back by doing an online Virginia driver class. If you can pre pay the ticket, take the online class, and not spend your afternoon in traffic court, it's probably your best bet
Gretchen L. Taylor
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