Joseph Jaap's answer You will be summoned to go to court, fined, and probably have your license suspended by the judge. You are a new driver with little driving experience. The judge is likely to think that you don't even have enough experience to be driving 55 in a 55, so will think that speeding 20 miles over the limit is irresponsible, and endangers others, and that you do not have enough driving experience to be going so fast, could kill yourself or others, and think that you are not mature enough to handle...
Brian Smith Esq's answer I cannot say without checking with the court. You may want to contact the court so you can talk to them about this. Or you may want to consult with an attorney for help resolving this. What I can say is that, when a warrant is issued, Ohio courts will mark the case as closed until the warrant is served/resolved. They will then re-open the case.
Matthew Williams' answer "Not guilty" remains the starting point no matter how guilty you are. If there was insurance and a proper license in place, this will be no big deal. The court will want to make sure the victim is whole, and give your kid a fine. Your insurance carry may increase your rates, and that will be it. If there was not insurance, it becomes much more serious.
Matthew Williams' answer No. Under Ohio State Law, that offense becomes jailable on a third offense for driving under suspension in 3 years (doesn't matter whether the first two suspension were for FRA or another reason). Furthermore, cities and towns have their own laws and are free to up the penalties (which many do) under local code. For example, in Brook Park, the FRA suspension violation is a first degree misdemeanor carrying up to 180 days. So a person facing such a charge under a local city code could face jail...
Matthew Williams' answer You'll need to subpoena the witnesses you want unless they are willing to come voluntarily. If the independent witness is now saying it was the other driver who ran the light, that should certainly help.
Matthew Williams' answer If you already paid the ticket or went to court, there is little chance of going back. If you haven't yet, plead not guilty, get a court date, and talk to the prosecutor, or better yet, have a lawyer do so. Such reductions are fairly common.
Joseph Jaap's answer Probably. The court could determine that you were acting very irresponsibly, and at such a young age, you need more maturity before being allowed to drive again, where you could kill yourself or others. Driving is a privilege, not a right. The court can take it away.
Matthew Williams' answer If the police are given the video, they may well issue a ticket for reckless driving. It may be difficult for them to prove it was you driving. Charging you only requires probable cause. If you are the registered owner of the car, that's going to be enough to charge as it is probable that you were driving. But, they would probably need the witness at trial to say they recognize you to get over the reasonable doubt hurdle that pops up at that stage, and it's likely such testimony could be picked...
Matthew Williams' answer warrant blocks do not expire. Some of the court go through about every 10 years and clear out old ones they think won't ever lead to payment, but for the most part, its a good way to get people to pay up so they stay in place.
Joseph Jaap's answer The court will say that you are irresponsible, and by going that fast, are too young to handle the responsibility of driving, will likely suspend your license, and perhaps put you on probation. Unless you have had NASCAR training, you don't have the experience or ability to handle a car at 83, or probably even 70. If a tire blows out at those speeds, you will likely die. Seat belts and air bags are not designed for crashes at 83.
Laura Helmbrecht's answer This is the first I have heard of a police officer mailing a speeding ticket. Please call me at (614) 370-7897 to discuss this further. I would like to know more about the circumstances.
Laura Helmbrecht's answer I would need more information, but if this is in Ohio, please call me at 614-370-7897 to discuss further. It depends on how accurate the officer's speed detection is and how he claims he clocked you-radar, laser, or pace?
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