Roanoke, VA asked in Traffic Tickets for Virginia

Q: I received ticket for speeding and it is over 20 MPH. Officer told me that he marked it as a speeding not reckless

I received ticket for speeding and it is over 20 MPH. Officer told me that he marked it as a speeding not as a reckless driving. But still if you get ticket with over 20MPH it is going to be 6 points. I checked my driving record and it shows +3point. I don't understand how it shows +3 if I didn't have any previous tickets. it supposed to be +5 which is max in Virginia or if the ticket already affected my record then its supposed to be-1. Is anyone able to help answer my question? I have to edit my question because I received an answer saying that it might be that my driver license is new. No, I got my license in my young ages and now I am 38.

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Faraji A. Rosenthall
Faraji A. Rosenthall
  • Traffic Tickets Lawyer
  • Fairfax, VA
  • Licensed in Virginia

A: The ticket will not impact your record until after court.

When you initially get a license you have a 0 point balance. You get positive points for every year you have a license. Your +3 could be because you haven't had a license long enough to get 5 positive points.

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