college-aged female, 1 previous record of speeding (non reckless) from over a year ago, otherwise clean record, involved in community. is there a benefit to at least showing up to court?
answered on Mar 20, 2023
People frequently choose to pay a ticket rather than contest it because they think it costs more to go to Court and take a day off of work than to pay the ticket. However, most people experience a large increase in their insurance premiums when points appear on their driving record. Three points... Read more »
HOV lanes, says he paced me at 84 in a 65. The fine is high, but not sure it's mire than what a lawyer would charge me?!?!
answered on Feb 9, 2023
Worth is entirely dependent on your perspective. In terms of immediate dollars spent, it will likely cost more to get an attorney and fight the ticket. There isn't enough information here to truly evaluate your longterm risk. What code section were you charged under? What is your current... Read more »
the driver is 18 y/o and has had a clean record up until these two tickets; 90 in a 55 and 72 in a 45
answered on Jan 17, 2023
Yes. In some jurisdictions in Virginia, judges are giving jail sentences for excessive speed Reckless Driving charges. Your son should seek legal representation in the jurisdiction(s) in which he is charged.
She is planning on take a driving improvement class before court. Is she able to ask the judge to reduce the charge? Does she need an attorney?
answered on Jan 4, 2023
It will depend on the jurisdiction in which she has to go to court. Different judges have different rules regaring driving schoo (i.e., for what charges school is eligible, how often in can be done, if it can be done in advance). You should reach out to a local attorney for advice.
I got 4 tickets 3 weeks ago i am not sure if i should hire a lawyer and i also don’t know what i should do, I am 18. 1st ticket was red light. 2nd ticket was no license. 3rd was speeding 75 on a 45 not a reckless and 4th was a crossing double yield line
answered on Nov 10, 2022
You should have an attorney at least for the driving without a license charge, as it is a criminal misdemeanor. If you cannot afford an attorney, you should ask the Judge to appoint an attorney for you. An attorney can also help you potentially get the other charges dismissed or reduced.
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.
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.
answered on Oct 12, 2022
Yes, probation violations may be brought after the period ends so long as the offense date was during the probation/ good behavior period. There are some exclusions due to time of filing, but typically the charge may be brought for up to one year after the end of probation.
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.
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.
I am a minor, I got a speeding ticket for going 80 in a 35. I have court for that in 2 days from today. Today, I got the cops called on me for Unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. I want to know the punishments that could potentially happen
answered on Aug 16, 2022
You should seek counsel. 80 in a 35 is not simple speeding but rather reckless driving, a class 1 misdemeanor where the punishment can include jail time.
Over on the ticket. He was also in a work truck and he put down a personal vehicle
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 »
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.
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.
Dmv Appointment is already booked before my dl expired, but dmv appointment i got is after my dl my expiration date.
answered on Jan 8, 2022
You should contact clerk to continue your case until after a date you go to dmv to fix license OR when you go to court take proof of date your dmv appt is set for and ask judge to continue case until after that date.
I live on a road with no lines and a speed limit of 25. I ride my moped at 30 as that's all it will do. People pass me on this road. I turn onto a road with a double yellow and a speed limit of 55, people pass me here too, over the double yellow and without signalling. I turn onto route 60 and... Read more »
answered on Jan 7, 2022
You should probably get a car as it provides more protection and you won't have this issue. Consider yourself as a bicycle. Cars are going to pass and while they should give 3 feet they often don't. Driving on a 55 mph road isn't smart. Good luck and stay safe. You may be guilty of... Read more »
I was not in the car but I have to report to court?
answered on Dec 23, 2021
Unless it's for allowing an unlicensed person to drive then no that's not right. Hire a lawyer to get it dismissed.
I waited until the lane was clear, the SUV was in right lane and merged when I’d entered left lane, hitting the front of my passenger side and sending me into the guardrail. I don’t understand how I could have been cited when I couldn’t have predicted that he would change lanes at an... Read more »
answered on Dec 14, 2021
A Virginia attorney could answer best, but your question remains open for three weeks. This looks like a setting where you were merging onto a main road from the left. Without knowing additional details, the general rule in virtually all jurisdictions is that vehicles proceeding in the main road... Read more »
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