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Old 06-25-2015, 06:45 PM
 
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How long does a case last? I mean serious cases like reckless driving and DUI.

How do people dress in traffic court?
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Old 06-26-2015, 03:55 AM
 
Location: Virginia-Shenandoah Valley
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Not following your first question. People dress all kinds of ways. I've seen men in suits and men in shorts and tank tops. I've also seen judges tell people to leave and come back when they dress in an appropriate manner. Suits and dresses are not necessary but you also don't dress as if you're going to a summer picnic with a bunch of hillbillies.
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Old 06-26-2015, 08:52 AM
 
Location: Roanoke, VA
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Bigfoot424 is correct. I would not recommend coming to court in cut-off shorts and flip-flops. Dress respectfully. I would recommend a business suit. At least wear slacks, a dress shirt and a tie if you are male. Dress nicely if you are female.

Do you have any attorney? Your attorney can advise you re time. If you are representing yourself, your case will likely be heard last. Many judges give deference to cases where an attorney is representing the defendant.

Good luck.
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Old 06-26-2015, 08:55 AM
 
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I was there for my 8 point violation some years back and it took about 3.5 hrs. They let all the guilty pleas go first and that took most of the time before us "innocent" folk got our turn at the wheel of justice.
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Old 06-26-2015, 12:12 PM
 
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Thanks for all your answers.

But how long does it takes for cases like reckless driving and DUI? Will there be like jury trial or something like that on TV?

Also, how big is a traffic court?
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Old 06-26-2015, 01:57 PM
 
Location: Virginia-Shenandoah Valley
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I was there for my 8 point violation some years back and it took about 3.5 hrs. They let all the guilty pleas go first and that took most of the time before us "innocent" folk got our turn at the wheel of justice.


What 8 point violation did you receive?
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Old 06-26-2015, 02:00 PM
 
Location: Virginia-Shenandoah Valley
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Thanks for all your answers.

But how long does it takes for cases like reckless driving and DUI? Will there be like jury trial or something like that on TV?

You need to be more specific on what you are asking? If you're asking how long it takes to try a case it all depends on a few factors. Is it just the officer and defendant? Does the defendant have an attorney and it's a not guilty plea? Please be more specific on what you're asking.

Also, how big is a traffic court?
Depends on the court system. Typically for the larger systems you might anywhere from 5-15 officers. Many more attorneys and anywhere from 50-150 people sitting there. You're going to need to be more specific in your questions if you want a more detailed answer.
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Old 06-26-2015, 03:22 PM
 
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Where are you going to court OP?
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Old 07-01-2015, 12:11 PM
 
Location: Fredericksburg, Va
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The entire thing shouldn't last more than 20 mins, once you're in front of the judge, unless you have witnesses galore!. You could sit for hours waiting your turn.

The SIZE of the actual courthouse varies, depending on location.

Yes...dress NICELY...no jeans, real shoes, collared shirt (if you're male). If you're female...nothing "slutty" or low-cut or too short. No jeans. Real shoes..not thong sandals.
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Old 07-07-2015, 03:48 PM
 
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I went to court today, and it was pretty small. I think around 20 people in there. My reckless driving case lasted in like 3 minutes.
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