Certain traffic offenses may be prepaid in advance of your court date by making payment at the Juvenile Court Clerk's Office or mailing payment to this court. The Code of Virginia, 1950, as amended, states that you may enter a written appearance, waiver of court hearing, plea of guilty, and pay fines and costs for those offenses listed in the Uniform Fee Schedule set out in Rule 3B:2 of the Rules of Virginia Supreme Court.
Not all offenses listed on the Uniform Fee Schedule are pre-payable in Juvenile Court. For example, alcohol related offenses, such as drunk in public, open container, and possession of alcohol, are not pre-payable. If you desire to prepay an offense, it is recommended that you contact the Clerk's Office to determine if the offense is pre-payable and the procedures for prepayment.
If you are in doubt as to whether the offense is pre-payable, you should contact the Clerk's Office at (757) 385-4391.
You are responsible for the fines, processing fee and signing the form relating to the written appearance, waiver of Court hearing and plea of guilty. Both the juvenile and the parent/legal guardian must sign the form unless the juvenile is now 18 years old. If the form is mailed to the Clerk's Office, the parent's signature must be notarized.
It is your responsibility to see that payment is processed by the Juvenile Clerk's Office prior to the trial date. The Court will not accept the prepayment unless all procedures are complied with. Failure to do so may result in additional consequences such as higher fees, loss of license, or even arrest.
A partial list of offenses with fines and processing fees can be found under the Related Documents section on this page.