It depends on the charge. Each judge has different rules. If you are over 100 miles per hour be prepared to come back to Virginia. If you are involved in an accident that involves other vehicles, most likely you have to come to court. In most cases, my clients do not come to court because I can represent them on their behalf. This is very convenient for out of state drivers who are driving through Virginia on the Interstate and can’t come back. The attorney you hire should be very familiar with the courtroom rules in each county or city you receive your ticket from.