Can a lawyer handlethe arraignmentfor me in Virginia or will I actually be required to appear in court for the arraignment?
It depends. Many Virginia courts do not require someone accused of Reckless Driving under the Virginia Code to appear for the arraignment, as long as an attorney has been hired and the lawyer takes the necessary steps to excuse the accused from having to appear. Some Virginia courts require the lawyer who has been retained to appear in court on behalf of the client, while other Virginia courts simply require the lawyer to file a formal notice with the court informing the court that the lawyer will be representing the accused. In any event, as the person accused of Reckless Driving in Virginia, the best and safest course of action is to assume that you must appear in court for the arraignment unless you hire a lawyer and have been assured by the lawyer that your appearance is not necessary.
If you have been accused of a Virginia Reckless Driving offense, Manassas, Virginia Reckless Driving Lawyer, T. Kevin Wilson and The Wilson Law Firm can help you.