Virginia Beach, VA asked in Traffic Tickets for Virginia

Q: How much time does an officer have to file a reckless driving/speeding ticket from the date the ticket was written?

Received reckless driving/speeding ticket on Sept 1st.

Court date is listed as October 1st.

Have yet to see my name or case information filed with the courts online.

If the officer doesn't file by a certain date after the ticket was written could the ticket be considered null and void?

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Shemeka C Hankins
Shemeka C Hankins
  • Traffic Tickets Lawyer
  • Virginia Beach, VA
  • Licensed in Virginia

A: Mistakes in the system happen. The officer has technically until the court date. Your summons is your notice to appear. However, obviously this could cause some issues for the officer if it does not appear in the court's system or on their docket. This doesn't really mean your charges will then be dismissed. I would speak to a local attorney to assist you if you feel this is a serious Reckless by Speed charge. The judges in VB like to give jail time for driving over certain speeds.

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