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Q: How long does it take to clear your dmv records when licinse is suspended for lack of payment

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Virginia on Jan 25, 2012

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Your driving privileges won't be reinstated until you have made the outstanding payment and paid the reinstate fee.

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Q: How much time will you get if you drive on a restrictive license?

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Virginia on Jan 28, 2012

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I think you mean if you drive outside of the conditions on your restricted license? It will depend on the reason for the restricted license. You need to hire an experienced traffic attorney to help you with your case. Click on "find a lawyer".

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Q: I got a speeding ticket doing 60mph in a 45 but i live in maryland is there point if so how many

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Virginia on Mar 7, 2012

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If convicted (if you simply pay the ticket), 10-19 mph over the speed limit carries 4 demerit points. VA and MD are signatories to the Interstate Compact Agreement so VA DMV will likely report the conviction to MD DMV. What MD will do is something you need to speak to an experienced MD traffic attorney about. Click on "find a lawyer".

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Q: In Virginia, is it legal to exceed the posted speed limit when overtaking and passing on the left (primary highway road)

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Virginia on Mar 19, 2012

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No, exceeding the speed limit for any reason (unless you are driving an emergency vehicle) is unlawful. Generally you won't be stopped for 5 mph over the limit but the officer has that option. From experience, many reckless driving charges by speed (I have published a Guide on speed-related offenses: http://www.avvo.com/legal-guides/ugs/10-reasons-to-retain-an-experienced-traffic-attorney-if-charged-with-general-reckless-driving-in-va-1 ) occur when someone speeds up to pass someone else...

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Q: My 17 yr old received an unapproved equipment citation in Virginia code 46.2-1002 is this a demerit on his record?

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Virginia on May 9, 2012

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In VA, there are only demerits (points) for moving violations. 46.2-1002 does not involve a moving violation.

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