This is not a current issue for me.
I’ve lived in a DC suburb for over eleven years. Over that time, several family members, including myself, have gotten speeding tickets.
When the offense occurred in rural counties in Virginia, we received multiple letters from attorneys in those counties claiming to be able get the tickets reduced and/or thrown out without us making an appearance.
When the offense occurred in Fairfax County, we received nothing from local attorneys.
Is there any merit to those claims? Would the net out of pocket have probably been more than the ticket but without the points and insurance impacts?