I got a speeding ticket (46.2-870) for going 23 above the speed limit on a highway (83 in a 60 mph zone) in Madison County, VA. This is my first offense. I've had my license for 7.5 years almost. The officer did not charge me with reckless driving, only a speeding infraction.
answered on Apr 6, 2023
Both reckless driving and speeding 20 mph or more written as a traffic infraction are the maximum 6 demerit points on your driving record. Your best path is to hire a lawyer or represent yourself as you see fit and try to get the case reduced/dismissed. Generally hiring a lawyer is better as a good... Read more »
i was unable to pay 750 dollar tab. I was inebriated and spent a lot of money both on the debit and credit card. I also withdrew a lot from the ATM. Because of this Navy Federal placed an alert on my accounts. I was unable to pay. I attempted to pay with credit card, debit card, attempted to... Read more »
answered on Nov 4, 2022
A class 1 misdemeanor carries a range of punishment of 0-12 months in jail and a fine of $0-2500 if you're found guilty. It does not seem like you had the intent to defraud so an attorney should be able to get this dismissed for you I would think.
I wanted to tell My story because it was such a bizarre day and I informed 7 eleven of the incident and they did nothing. The manager was never punished but he's aware there's a warrant out for assault and he's been avoiding the store or atheist he hasn't been caught. Is it... Read more »
answered on Oct 18, 2022
As a general rule you cannot really completely insulate yourself from being sued. You do protect yourself a bit to the extent you are being completely truthful about what happened and couch your language in opinion or to the best of your recollection and avoid inflammatory labels... stick to the... Read more »
Instead of reckless driving. In court, the judge reviewed the charge and instructed the officer that LEO are not allowed to issue those types of tickets but that it's for a court to decide to downgrade a reckless charge to that. The judge informed me the commonwealth (state) could retry the... Read more »
answered on Oct 18, 2022
There probably very little chance they will bring the charge. They have up to one year. If you killed someone in the accident they likely would but in this situation there's probably very little chance they would do the extra work.
My aunt and I own a home together. I live there. She never even goes there. She gave the police permission to search inside without my permission and opened the door for them when i wasnt there. Is this legal in virginia? This is my mailing address, I reside there. Not her. Was this illegal at all?... Read more »
answered on Sep 20, 2022
You say she is a part owner of the home, so it sounds like it is probably a good search. If you have a signed lease entitling you to sole possession and she has no right to possess/enter/inspect then maybe you have something to base that claim on but it seems unlikely.
answered on Sep 18, 2022
18.2-108. Receiving, etc., stolen goods.
A. If any person buys or receives from another person, or aids in concealing, any stolen goods or other thing, knowing the same to have been stolen, he shall be deemed guilty of larceny thereof, and may be proceeded against, although the principal... Read more »
This a class 1 misdemeanor according to court record but I thought it had to be over 20mph to be a misdemeanor reckless driving charge. Below 20 mph would be reckless driving but not a misdemeanor (i thought).
answered on Sep 17, 2022
If the only thing that you received was a ticket from the officer for driving 52 mph in a 35 mph zone and you are correct, it is a speeding ticket and not reckless driving.
The ticket that you received should govern. I am assuming the officer didn't go down and get a warrant for... Read more »
answered on Sep 15, 2022
I think the rule of thumb is to expect 85 percent. That's not a hard and fast rule I don't think but that's been my experience on felonies in Virginia. So if my math is right that should be about 4 years 8 months then subtract any time served... but I believe this can vary.
answered on May 19, 2022
I don't know what you mean by withdrawn. You can go to court and plead not guilty but I don't know any judge that would accept that mistake as a legal defense if the identifying information on the ticket is otherwise correct. You may be able to get it reduced or dismissed by hiring a... Read more »
Leaving shell gas station 3:30 am received failing to stop before entering highway
answered on Apr 6, 2023
Generally it is referring to any public road that you are entering on...
I received a ticket today in falls church? I stated that its secondary offense only if I got primary violation for speeding then I should get pulled over.
answered on Apr 6, 2023
I believe you are incorrect. 46.2-711 is a primary offense in my opinion, however you may be able to get it dismissed in court with an attorney or by representing yourself upon showing proof of compliance, depending on the judge.
I drive a completely stock 2001 Saleen S281. i have about 3" of ground clearance so i stay far away from gravel roads. This emergency access road will be the only way in and out of my neighborhood is a gravel road that is very loose, inclined, not level, and uses very large gravel bits. if i... Read more »
answered on Apr 6, 2023
I see no liability for the city based on the information you provided but feel free to seek out other opinions on the matter.
I caught by police with driving with permit now I got my license and my court is on 28 Oct 22
answered on Oct 27, 2022
This is a statement and not a question. If you have an attorney you should be better off. Try talking to an attorney who practices in the court your case is in if you have a question.
I am in my mid-20s with a clean driving record. Is there any way to avoid having this on my record?
Also, the Virginia Judiciary Online Case System states that the charge is "fail to obey highway marking" but my summons says "improper lane change."
answered on Sep 9, 2022
It is a point violation in Virginia. You may be able hire an attorney who can get it dismissed with driving school.
Failed to appear in Pennsylvania. Have AIDS AND was sick I couldn't travel. Was told I'd be ok except if stopped in Pennsylvania. I called police for assistance out of fear my place was being broken into and the Falls Church city police arrested me even though the national criminal data... Read more »
answered on Aug 28, 2022
You will want to request a court appointed attorney when you are in front of the judge. They should appoint an attorney to represent you if you qualify financially.
Over on the ticket. He was also in a work truck and he put down a personal vehicle
Attacker used an axe, was on illegal substances, and drew blood.
The cop said he let me of easy(with disregarding speed limit instead of speeding I was going 57 on a 40). I didnt see a speed sign. Should I fight it? I don’t wanna get a worst offense. Also I was wearing headphones he let me off with that
answered on Apr 15, 2022
I would hire an attorney to get it reduced if you have a very good driving record you can do better.
I'm going to need a court appointment attorney but could any lawyer write it on my behalf? I had train tickets purchased before this message.
answered on Apr 4, 2022
In Virginia you generally would have to get the permission of the court to waive your appearance at the arraignment. You would request a court appointed attorney at the arraignment. So you may be able to reschedule the arraignment by contacting the clerk's office, but if you just send a letter... Read more »
The ticket I received has a completely different vehicle listed and I've never owned a vehicle with the listed info. Info on the ticket: 2004 Chevy 2D and wrong license plate. My vehicle is a 2021 Dodge 2D and only first digit of the plate matches the ticket. The other digits don't match... Read more »
answered on Mar 5, 2022
Yes you can contest it of course with a not guilty plea. Your success depends on whether they can identify you and prove you drove the speed cited. They can amend the summons to fix that error. I doubt you will be successful but you might if the officer is confused and if you handle it right.
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