Q: Received a citation for reckless driving coming down a bridge (55 in a 30), it's my first offense. What should I do?
The officer was sitting after the speeding limit sign changed from 30 to 45. I can't afford to go to jail or lose my license. I have a clean driving record. Should I get a lawyer for court?
A: Yes, hire a lawyer to go to court and get it dismissed or reduced to a traffic infraction. You have a great record, and it is unlikely you will lose your license or go to jail. But your objective should be to get the misdemeanor taken care of, so you do not have a permanent criminal conviction.
Consider getting a speedometer calibration before court. Take a driver improvement course. And call an experienced lawyer well before your court date. If you need free advice, you can call my office at 703-352-9044.
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