How traffic charges can affect civil liability in Virginia

If you've been involved in an accident, and charged with a traffic offense or crime, you may be wondering whether or not you can simply pay the ticket. However, be aware that if you simply prepay a traffic ticket it may have ramifications on you civilly.

In Virginia if you accept fault for a traffic offense arising from a car accident, it may be used against you in a civil suit. Specifically your admission to guilt, or acknowledgment that facts may be sufficient against you to prove your guilt ("no contest" plea) may be used against you in a subsequent civil suit.

Therefore, if your are charged with a traffic offense arising out of a accident, make sure to speak to a defense attorney.

If you have questions, call James Abrenio at BenGlassLaw.

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