Quinton, VA asked in Traffic Tickets for Virginia

Q: I am top of my class in high school and just had gotten my first offense traffic ticket. I need help with options.

I recently turned 18 and am about to graduate from high school with my associate's degree and a traditional high school diploma. I have received a speeding ticket for 59 mph in a 45-mph zone. The ticket says that it was due to a stationary radar. After doing some research on these radars, I have learned that the defecation rate or Cosine Effect Error greatly affects how the radar detects speed. As well as the calibration of these radars. I was driving on a road that I drive on every single day due to it being the entrance into my neighborhood. I was driving home from work and It was getting close to dusk. The officer had been on top of a slope where the road dips down causing you to gain speed. Is contacting the magistrate a good idea or reckless? Is mailing a deferral request from my record for 6 months on the contingent of no more tickets a good idea? Is attempting to take a driving school class to get my case dismissed a good idea? This is my first offense.

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Daniel P Leavitt
Daniel P Leavitt
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  • Traffic Tickets Lawyer
  • Midlothian, VA
  • Licensed in Virginia

A: Hire a lawyer to go to court for you they will know what to do. You look like you're getting bad information on the internet. Call someone who regularly practices in the court where your case is.

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
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  • Traffic Tickets Lawyer
  • Baton Rouge, LA

A: The best idea is to consult with a few traffic ticket/criminal defense attorneys, obtain your options and then hire the attorney with whom you are most comfortable. It is highly likely that it will be most cost effective considering that you are trying to keep from paying increased monthly premiums in the future.

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