Never Prepay Your Traffic Ticket

It Sounds Like a Good Idea…

When you first receive a reckless driving or speeding ticket in Virginia, you might think you are saving yourself time by prepaying your traffic ticket. However, when you prepay you are pleading guilty to the alleged offense and will be found guilty. In most cases the court will issue the standard fine based on the alleged speed and speed zone. Depending on how fast you were going, you can also be facing an automatic license suspension.

How to Resolve a Suspended License

After the license suspension has run, you will need to pay a reinstatement fee to the Virginia DMV before you would be authorized to drive in Virginia again. Traffic convictions can affect your insurance rates.

Retaining an attorney can help to prevent some of the added costs of a conviction for speeding or reckless driving outlined above. At Mattox Law, our goal is to secure a dismissal or otherwise ensure that points do not end up on your driving record. When dealing with reckless driving, avoiding a conviction will keep you from having a criminal record. Avoiding a criminal record can be vitally important for someone looking for a job or those with current positions that require a security clearance.

Understanding Other Consequences of Prepaying

Secondary consequences are often overlooked by individuals who choose to prepay traffic tickets. Frequently, these consequences (like increased insurance rates) can have long lasting effects. Before prepaying your ticket, we recommend speaking with legal counsel who is familiar with the area where your offense took place. An inside perspective can be the difference obtaining a positive outcome.

Mattox Law has extensive experience representing individuals charged with a wide variety of traffic violations. In the last three years, our firm has represented thousands of clients.  Trey has successfully defended these cases providing results that in nearly every instance avoid a conviction. When you need quality representation for your reckless driving or speeding ticket in Virginia, contact Mattox Law today.