Orem, UT asked in Traffic Tickets for Utah

Q: Have to appear at court for traffic violation, how worried should I be?

I got a ticket on Aug 31st, 2015 for following to close and cited as reckless driver on Dec 2nd for speeding 34/25. I had to appear at the court today. In the beginning I told the judge that I did not understand the whole thing and he suggested me to get a portuguese translator and get back in 2 weeks. I do not understand why I was cited as a reckless driver. I did not have the willing to harm anything or anyone. In that day I was pretty nervous cause I had just learned that my dad is dying. I did not notice how fast I was. I had barely stopped and turned right and the officer went after me. Even if I was that fast, Why Reckless Driver? Do I need a layer? I can get a public one and I am thing of getting one.

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Brian K Jackson
Brian K Jackson
  • Bountiful, UT
  • Licensed in Utah

A: You can't get a public defender on a traffic violation. If you are worried about your record it might be good to get a lawyer. If you pay the fine or take a plea in abeyance it will be counted as an automatic guilty that can affect your insurance.

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