A traffic infraction is not always necessarily a crime.  For example, speeding (generally) is not a crime but reckless driving by speed is a crime.  Many times, hiring an attorney to fight a traffic infraction depends on whether or not the ticket is worth fighting.  There are financial considerations as well as long term considerations with regard to your driving record.  Below is an exhaustive list of Virginia’s Uniform Fine Schedule.  The chart can be used to compare your fine versus what is the standard fine for such a violation: http://www.courts.state.va.us/courts/scv/amendments_tracked/rule_3b_2_uniform_fine%20_schedule.pdf.  If you are unsure about whether you can fight your case, contact us to get a free consult.