I was issued this ticket after a car crash and I was absolutely paying attention. I intend to fight this in trial and I wanted to see how the officer (state) can prove this if they weren't on the scene.
These type of cases are usually proven by witness testimony. You are correct that an officer would not typically be able to prove the case if they are not present. I would speak to a local attorney to see how your jurisdiction handles these matters.
I was driving on 66 West during rush hour and I was on the 3rd lane (NEXT to HOV) there was a mustang next to me who slowed down and moved behind me when he saw an officer but the officer pulled me over saying that I’m the one who was on HOV. I was never on HOV that day and I explained that to... Read more »
I'm in VA and was at a party the night before the accident and I dont really remember any of it up to the point of the charge. They did sobriety tests on me and it wasn't because of alcohol. I'm pretty sure someone roofied me.
I would make a meeting with a local attorney. Whether or not you were under the influence of an un-administered intoxicant will be up to you to show to the court and what evidence you can show of that fact - not just your assumption or speculation. There may be other ways local counsel can help...Read more »
I was going to work and was speeding on I-66 East and was going 73 to pass a car in front of me and the officer pulled me over since it was a 55 MPH highway. He gave me a ticket with a court date for the end of April. After reviewing it, I noticed that the race entered is "white" when I am a black... Read more »
You should expect at least four points for a violation of speeding that is above 10mph over but less that 20mph over. Most people here will not be able to tell you how this will affect your insurance as this is usually thought to be outside the realm of "legal" advise. It will more than likely be...Read more »
You do not have to be convicted but sometimes this is the way that the probation officer will do it as long as you have let them know about the arrest. You are technically not in violation until you are convicted if the arrest is reported to probation as well.
I got pulled over in va my passenger ran, cop chased passenger, i sit there a few minutes and left because I wasn't under arrest. Is this illegal? How long am I suppose to stay there on a busy highway evening hour traffic? What does the law say in Virginia? They issued warrants for me and arrested... Read more »
More than likely you will need to bring in your registration of your vehicle to show the vehicle is properly registered. The court will require you to show that to the officer and could dismiss your charges. They could also dismiss it as having complied with the law which may require you to only...Read more »
You more than likely have been charged with Reckless Driving which is a class one misdemeanor that can end up with jail time of up to a year. 80 miles per hour is reckless driving not speeding. That is probably why there is no online payment option. You will need to appear in court. I would...Read more »
You are required to update your license within 60 days of moving to Virginia. If you plan on remaining in Virginia you should obtain a Virginia license. If not, then you should get an updated license from your new state of residence.
I recieved a speeding ticket today for doing 76 in a 60. Officer left case number blank and made me sign the white copy after he already ripped the carbon copy off and gave it to me; so neither copy had a case number and my copy doesnt have a signature. Is this cause for dismissal?
Because I got pulled over for doing a 61/45 and i wasn’t doing 61 I was using the Waze app to track my speed and in the app it said I wasn’t doing it and he claim I was flying pass this car right beside me. So i asked him are you sure i was speeding? So he said yes so i said do you have any... Read more »
Maryland driver here. Got pulled over in Marion VA for reckless driving going 102 in 70 for about 5 seconds trying to get around a cluster of slow drivers (they were going about 55-60). Clean record otherwise though theres some speeding tickets from cams on my vehicle. Wondering about the chances... Read more »
Every court is different at that speed. Talk to a traffic lawyer in the location you got the ticket. Where I practice some judges give you the chance to do 100 hours of community service to stay out of jail and avoid a license suspension. Other judges you are going to jail for 1-30 days no matter...Read more »
I got a speeding ticket 5 months ago and the judge said if I didn't get another one, did a driving class, and did community service, the charges would be dropped. I just got another ticket before the 6 months are up.
Unfortunately, since the judge cut you a break, its likely you will be found guilty on the original ticket and perhaps the new one. I would take your tickets to a lawyer and get some advice from someone who is local to you and has more insight on the particular judges. Lots of lawyers do free...Read more »
I am a tourist visiting the US and got an 80/70 ticket in the hire car. The officer misread my papers and issued the summons entering my middle name as my surname, my real surname not appearing at all.
The court list for the hearing day has been published on the VA Courts website, and my... Read more »
My speeding ticket is in Virginia, the police man says I was above 101 mph and give me a court date saying that i must attend. However, I live in Florida and I am an international student and cannot skip classes. Thus, what is the ways of solving my problems with attending the court if it's because... Read more »
101 mph is not a speeding ticket, it is a criminal misdemeanor. And yes, most courts both require your presence in court and give some jail time for driving at such a high rate of speed. In some courts you may be able to work off the jail time. If you do not show up, most courts and judges I know...Read more »
"Highway" means the entire width between the boundary lines of every way or place open to the use of the public for purposes of vehicular travel in the Commonwealth, including the streets and alleys, and, for law-enforcement purposes, (i) the...Read more »
It depends on your age and prior driving record. If you're licensed in Virginia and 20 or older it doesn't sound like it would get suspended. The court can suspend if it's reckless driving by speed though.
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