Request a Trial in an Accident Case

If you were involved in an accident and desire to plead NOT GUILTY and have your case heard before a judge, please notify the court by checking the “not guilty” box below and returning this form to the address or fax number below within 7 calendar days from the date the summons was issued.  You may also contact the Traffic Division directly at (703) 246-3764 between the hours of 8 am and 3:15 pm Monday through Friday.

You must provide your court date given on the summons, the summons number, your name, and your driver’s license number. If the court does not receive this notice and you do not appear on your court date to enter your plea, you may be tried in your absence. 

If this form is submitted timely, you do not need to appear on your original court date because the case will be continued for trial so that the officer and you may subpoena any witnesses.  You will be notified of the new trial date by a continuance notice mailed to you at the address on your summons. Please note below if your address has changed. You may also call the Traffic Division after the first court date at (703) 246-3764, and then input your summons number. The automated system will tell you the new court date or you may look up your new court date on the Internet at: . 

In most instances, the new court date is not available until after the original court date has passed.


To enter a plea of NOT GUILTY, please check the appropriate box below and complete the information requested.  Please return to the address or fax number below:


[  ]  I was involved in an accident and want to plead NOT GUILTY

Court Date:______________________________________________

Summons Number:________________________________________

Name (please print):_______________________________________


Driver's License Number:___________________________________


Submit to the court by mail or by fax at:

Fairfax County General District Court                                  Fax: 703-352-7581
P.O. Box 10157
Fairfax, VA 22038

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