New York, NY asked in Traffic Tickets for Virginia

Q: I had received reckless by speeding ticket. 98/70 This happened in VA. Is there a way I can push my court date up?

I want to request a later date due so I can afford representation

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Faraji A. Rosenthall
Faraji A. Rosenthall
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Fairfax, VA
  • Licensed in Virginia

A: Yes, court dates can be adjusted to allow time for you to save up to afford a lawyer. Depending on the county, jail time or suspended jail time may be a possibility. If that's the case then the court would have to appoint a lawyer to handle your case for little or no cost to you. Regardless, the best strategy is to contact a lawyer in that area to discuss their fees and options well before your court date. Many attorneys offer free consultations.

Shemeka C Hankins agrees with this answer

Ann Thayer
Ann Thayer
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  • Traffic Tickets Lawyer
  • Fairfax, VA
  • Licensed in Virginia

A: You can file a motion to continue in advance of court date to ask for a later date or request a continuance in advance to clerk. Whether you have to appear in person or by phone or video for the request depends on what county the ticket is in and what their procedures are in that clerks office.

If you cannot get a continuance in advance then when you go to court you can tell judge you need more time to hire an attorney and the judge will usually grant that request

Shemeka C Hankins agrees with this answer

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