Richmond, VA asked in Traffic Tickets for Virginia

Q: I received a ticket for reckless driving 46.2-862. Going 67 in a 40. What can I do?

Should I hire a lawyer? My court date is in February. The officer said that if I attend a defensive driving course that I could have the charge reduced or dismissed. How likely is it to be dismissed completely?

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Wilfred Yeargan
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A: It is charged as a Class 1 misdemeanor in Virginia. I recommend hiring a lawyer to help you in court. The lawyer may be able to get the charge dismissed or reduced to a traffic infraction. You may consider getting a speedometer calibration of your vehicle and a copy of your driving record prior to the court date. Contact my office if you have any questions, 703-352-9044.

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