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Marion Speeding Ticket Lawyer | How to Pay Your Virginia Speeding Ticket

Virginia has some of the strictest speeding laws in the country, which are aggressively enforced in Marion.  Each year hundreds of unsuspecting residents and visitors are cited for speeding and other traffic offenses along Interstate 81.

If you were ticketed for speeding, we highly recommend familiarizing yourself with the local court policies and laws to learn how to best protect yourself.  With one small misstep, you may miss your opportunity to obtain a dismissal or reduced fine.  For example, if you pay a speeding fine before the date of a court hearing, this is considered a waiver of a hearing and a guilty plea in Marion.

Alternatively, we would invite you to call our firm and let us help you.  At The Law Offices of Mark T. Hurt, we have decades of legal experience in helping Marion drivers seek reduced charges and dismissals of speeding citations.  As a Marion, Virginia speeding ticket lawyer, firm founder Mark Hurt can aggressively represent you in court, and fight for the best outcome possible, such as reduced fines and penalties, ticket dismissal, or taking a case to court in seeking a not guilty verdict.

If you received a speeding ticket, contact our office to schedule a free consultation to learn about your legal options.  If you decide to retain our firm, we offer reasonable fixed-fee representation, meaning that our fee will not increase, even if your case proceeds to trial.  For your convenience, we also accept credit card payments.

To learn more about how you can pay or fight your Marion speeding ticket, we encourage you to read the following and to call us 24/7 to schedule a FREE CONSULTATION!

Can I Pay My Marion, Virginia Traffic Ticket Online?

Yes.  Marion traffic tickets can be paid online through the General District Court Online Case Information System, but a 4% convenience fee is assessed per transaction when a payment is made by a credit or debit card.  You have the option to make either a pre-court payment or a post-court payment.  Pre-court payments must be submitted before 3:30 pm (Eastern Time) on the last business day before a court date.  It is important to note that making a pre-court payment acts as a guilty plea and waiver of a court hearing.  Thus, it is imperative that you do not pre-pay online if you would like to contest a charge.  Instead, reach out to our office as soon as possible, so we can begin building the strongest case possible.

Post-court payments are made in accordance with “time to pay” or deferred payment agreements, and they must be paid by the agreed-upon date.  If payment is not received within 40 days following a court date, interest will be assessed, and the outstanding balance will be sent to collection.

Regardless of whether a ticket is paid before or after a court date, you can submit an online payment by following the following instructions:

  • Visit the General District Court Online Case Information System;
  • Click the down arrow under the Court tab (on the left) and select the name of the court that appears at the top of the summons;
  • Search for a case using your name (enter last name, first name, and middle initial), the case number, or the hearing date. Use the links under the tabs below the court drop-down menu to select the search method;
  • Upon locating the case, a “Mark for Payment” link will be displayed if the case is eligible to be paid online (in some cases, online payments and waiver of a trial are not allowed);
  • Click “Mark for Payment” and select all cases to be paid. Once the desired cases are chosen, click “Process Payment” (up to five cases may be paid in one transaction);
  • Verify that the correct cases have been marked for payment and click “Continue Payment Process”;
  • Enter your credit card and contact information and click “Submit Payment”;
  • Print a copy of the screen as a receipt confirming payment.[1]

Can I Mail in A Payment for My Marion Traffic Ticket?


The general district courts accept payments by mail.  Payments should be mailed to the court listed on the top of a summons at least seven days before a court date to ensure a pre-payment timely arrives.  The following is the Smyth County general district court address:

Smyth General District Court[2]

109 West Main Street

Suite 1022

Marion, VA 24354

The court accepts personal checks (made payable to the Smyth County General District Court), money orders, certified checks, and credit cards for pre-payments.

If you desire to pay with a credit card, complete the “Credit Card Authorization” section listed on the back of the “VIRGINIA PREPAYABLE OFFENSES INFORMATION SHEET,” which is usually provided by the arresting officer.[3]

How Do I Know If My Marion Speeding Ticket is Pre-Court Payable?

Understanding whether you can pay for a speeding ticket without appearing in court is critical to saving time.  To find this information, an individual can examine the summons issued by the ticketing officer.  Look for the section that specifies: “YOU MAY AVOID COMING TO COURT ONLY IF THIS BLOCK IS CHECKED.”  If an officer marks this section, a speeding fine can be paid before a court date.  However, if this section is crossed off or not checked, it may be necessary to appear in court.

In most cases, Marion traffic ticket lawyer Mark Hurt can appear in court on a client’s behalf and argue for lessened penalties or a dismissal.  This means you may not have to miss work or travel long distances to fight a charge.

Can A Marion Speeding Ticket Lawyer Help Me Get a Better Result (like a Lower Fine)?

While we can never promise a better result, we have had significant success in helping clients get obtain a better result than pleading guilty and paying their ticket.  As a result, if you’ve received a ticket, we suggest taking advantage of our free consult by calling our office to learn your options, and how we can help you!

Firm founding attorney Mark Hurt is known professionally for having a top legal education from Duke University School of Law and for being a tenacious litigator who knows how to get results for clients charged with traffic offenses.  When you hire our firm, Mark can aggressively fight for the best possible outcome.  Call us today – 24/7 – to schedule a free consult about your case!

[1] How to Pay Traffic Tickets and Other Offenses – General District Court, Virginia’s Judicial System,

[2] Smyth General District Court, Virginia’s Judicial System,

[3] How to Pay Traffic Tickets and Other Offenses – General District Court, Virginia’s Judicial System,

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