Newport News, VA asked in Traffic Tickets for Virginia

Q: If you are ticketed for 100 mph at interstate 64 in but you know you were not going 100 what defense do i have.

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Steve Miyares
Steve Miyares
  • Traffic Tickets Lawyer
  • Norfolk, VA
  • Licensed in Virginia

A: I recommend you hire an expereince traffic/criminal defense attorney. You are facing a reckless driving charge based on excessive speed (anything 20+ moh over the limit is reckless driving. This charge carries a potential punishment of up to 12 months in jail and a fine of up to $2500. If a judge finds you guilty of the offense, I would predict there is a strong possibility of some active jail time based on the excessive speed. You should hire a good attorney to present any defenses you might have to the charge and to present mitigation evidence for sentencing if you get found guilty.

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