Falls Church, VA asked in Traffic Tickets for Virginia

Q: How should I request a dismissal through driving school or a deferral for a traffic ticket in Virginia?

I got a speeding citation for driving 37 in a 25 MPH zone in Virginia. My only other ticket was in April 2019 and it was out of state (84 in 65 MPH zone). I did take a defensive driving class in June 2018 for a ticket dismissal.

In my circumstance, should I request the court/judge for a dismissal if I take a driving class? If not, is deferral an option?

I would appreciate any advice. Thank you.

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1 Lawyer Answer
Gary D. Godman
Gary D. Godman
  • Stafford, VA
  • Licensed in Virginia

A: If you took a driving class for a dismissal less than 5 years ago, many judges will not give you the option again. Speak with a traffic attorney in your specific jurisdiction to see if there is any extra info you can give that might help your chances of a reduction or dismissal.

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