Natick, MA asked in Traffic Tickets for Virginia

Q: My speeding case is missing from the published court list for the day; what should I do?

I am a tourist visiting the US and got an 80/70 ticket in the hire car. The officer misread my papers and issued the summons entering my middle name as my surname, my real surname not appearing at all.

The court list for the hearing day has been published on the VA Courts website, and my case doesn’t appear at all, either under my actual name or under the name entered by the officer on the summons.

What should I do? Are cases sometimes added to the list later on? Or can I just ignore it and assume it goes away?

EDIT/ I have been watching the court lists for another two weeks now, and all the cases being added are for more recent stops. I guess I should telephone them to find out why my case seems to have been lost.

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Daniel P Leavitt
Daniel P Leavitt
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  • Traffic Tickets Lawyer
  • Midlothian, VA
  • Licensed in Virginia

A: The courts add names to the docket everyday. If you ignore it you do so to your peril.

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