Roanoke, VA asked in Traffic Tickets and Juvenile Law for Virginia

Q: Long story short, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, speeding ticket, and out of state license

I am a minor, I got a speeding ticket for going 80 in a 35. I have court for that in 2 days from today. Today, I got the cops called on me for Unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. I want to know the punishments that could potentially happen

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Jennifer Alettia French
Jennifer Alettia French
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Roanoke, VA
  • Licensed in Virginia

A: You should seek counsel. 80 in a 35 is not simple speeding but rather reckless driving, a class 1 misdemeanor where the punishment can include jail time.

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