Wise, VA asked in Traffic Tickets for Virginia

Q: Reckless driving charge/ 67 in a 45. Speedometer off by 5. Bought new car. Are chances hurt at trying to lower charge.

I know my charge severity could be lowered by having my speedometer fixed, but I purchased a new car before the court date. I still have paperwork from having my speedometer calibrated, but it was never fixed before I purchased my new car.

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Wilfred Yeargan
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  • Fairfax, VA
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A: The calibration can still be used as mitigating evidence of the speed to possibly get the case deferred for dismissal or reduced to a traffic infraction with minimal points and fine. Depends on the county where you are charged. Contact an experienced traffic lawyer to get a free consultation. You have a good chance of avoiding a misdemeanor conviction on the Reckless Driving.

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