Q: Dear Sir/Madam I have been ticketed for making an illegal U-turn, with law section of 46.2.830, Am I loosing points?
I am ticketed for making an illegal U-turn with law section of 46.2.830, as i am working for Dominoes Pizza as a delivery driver, and it was midnight 01:13 am, i made an illegal U-turn because it was very late on me and i was in hurry. I made a u-turn and the officer pulled me over. but there is a small writing error on the ticket. He wrote "46.3.830" instead of 46.2.830, would that help me negotiate for it?
I live in Sterling, VA
A: Improper U-turn is a 3 demerit point violation that the DMV assesses against your driver's license point balance. The fact that the Officer/Deputy/Trooper wrote the wrong code section on the ticket may be useful if no one notices the incorrect code section and the Officer/Deputy/Trooper, Commonwealth's Attorney or the Court does not amend the ticket to the correct code section prior to or during your trial. The risk of bringing up this mistake in negotiations is that they amend the error prior to your trial and you cannot use it as a potential defense.
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