My question involves a traffic ticket from the state of: VA
I had a court date scheduled for Mar 29 - the required and listed documents driving record (clean) and 8h of defensive driving school have been sent, and received by court.
What my lawyer did not mention in the mail he sent me, was $30 of some probation fee that had to be included as well ( I still have his letter ).
After I called the court clerk's office, if found out that I am guilty of reckless driving (85 in 70), because that 30 bucks fee was not paid.
I thought it is a bad April fool's joke, but it is not, unfortunately.
What are my options? Can I appeal? I just cannot imagine that this few bucks can mess me up for next few years.
I already called a couple of attorney's offices, left a message... I will not pick the first one that calls back, this will be done if there is no other option. It is simply difficult to believe, that an appeal would need an attorney, especially if it is about $30, and an improper information that I received from the him (which I believe the court and the judge does not care about anyway).
Would you have any suggestions on how to proceed with this situation I am in?