Yes, it is true.  In Virginia you can not simply pay a fine for Reckless Driving and avoid coming to court like you could if you were charged with simple Speeding or some other traffic infraction.  Remember, unlike simple Speeding, Reckless Driving is a misdemeanor criminal offense for which you could be fined, jailed and have your license / privilege to drive in Virginia suspended. 

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.