Q: Impact of a traffic violation in OR and my chances of getting the ticket dismissed?
I got a ticket (violation) with two citations: speed 78/55 and pass in no pass zone. The specific circumstance involved the car in front of me slowing down and moving to the side of the road. Also I remember the officer verbally told me I was driving 74~75 when passing but he wrote 78 on the ticket. For these reasons I felt the ticket was unfair. The ticket was issued in Oregon (Cannon Beach, Clatsop County) and I'm a resident in CA. I have a good driving record. I'd like to ask:
(1) How many points would be added to my CA DMV record?
(2) What are my chances of fighting the ticket, and what would be the best way to find resources?
(3) Will this affect employment background checks if I apply for jobs in the future? (I work in engineering product design, R&D, not driving related positions)
A: 2 violations, 1 point count for each conviction, total 2. Fighting speeding, not good, passing, possible. Background check, minimal effect, unless you have an FTA and a warrant is issued. This case arises under traffic ticket law. You need to discuss with an attorney in Oregon that specializes in this kind of law. Thank you for using Justia, Ask a Lawyer.
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