turn in to my drive way, left turn and I was turning in front of him, there was a far distance then all of a sudden very close to me, he never touched breaks and no break marks on road. I think he was speeding and might have been able to react better. I know I got the ticket but not sure if I... View More
If it were me, I would appear if possible. A judge has options for reducing or even dismissing a ticket like this. An amended charge of improper driving (only 3 demerit points) or even dismissal with completion of a driver improvement clinic might be possible depending on the circumstances of the...View More
The statute deals with a "school bus that is stopped" rather than one coming to a stop or simply displaying its warning signals. My reading of the statute is that there would need to be testimony from a witness and/or video footage establishing that the bus was passed while stopped....View More
This will depend on a number of factors. These include, but are not limited to, the following: how comfortable you are testifying and presenting evidence in court, whether you feel like you have a legitimate chance of beating or reducing the charge as alleged and would prefer an experienced...View More
Jail sentences are commonly imposed at speeds of 100 mph and higher. To improve your chances of a reduced penalty, you could consider performing community service at a charitable institution, proactively taking a driver safety course before the court date, have a calibration done on your...View More
One state trooper followed me across town and watched me stop at the store then the state trooper who lives near me was waiting on me in his driveway as I drove by and pulled me over 100 yards from my house. When he came to my window he said the reason he pulled me over was because I stopped at the... View More
The Code of Virginia limits the use of vehicles displaying antique tags to such activities as driving to test the operation of the vehicle, to drive to and from shows, and for occasional pleasure driving. The Code states that vehicles using antique plates shall not be used for "general...View More
Juvenile traffic case policies are very much dependent on the local judge's preferred way of handling them. Although the ultimate goal of the juvenile court system is rehabilitation rather than punishment, that does not necessarily mean that the judges will impose light penalties (as they also...View More
Your ticket won't be dismissed for a typo. If you go to trial, you can point it out to the court, may affect the credibility of the officer. Officer could file a correction in the meantime, before trial. I recommend you contact several attorneys in your area that practice this type of law,...View More
Sorry I got 2 tickets not 2 speeding tickets that’s a typo error. For the speeding ticket, I didn’t pay attention to my speed and was stopped by the police, he said you are speeding and I said I’m sorry I didn’t realize, then he asked if I had insurance and I said no. Due to not having the... View More
Usually, you can post "bail" before your court hearing and if you don't show, you are adjudge guilty and your bail is forfeited. You have some real problems. The speeding charge will carry points against your driving record and your insurance could go up, SIGNIFICANTLY. (if you have...View More
Oct 2022, both my siter and I got T-Boned by a driver with NO, DL, and NO Insurance. She had taken the car owned by her sister. We have reasons to believe that her sister know that she was taking the car out for drive since this was not the first time the ounger sistre 19 had done so in the past... View More
A Virginia attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week, and you express urgency in your request for assistance. I'm sorry about your accident and the serious medical attention that it has resulted in. There are a number of issues here that an attorney will need to...View More
I got a speeding ticket (46.2-870) for going 23 above the speed limit on a highway (83 in a 60 mph zone) in Madison County, VA. This is my first offense. I've had my license for 7.5 years almost. The officer did not charge me with reckless driving, only a speeding infraction.
Both reckless driving and speeding 20 mph or more written as a traffic infraction are the maximum 6 demerit points on your driving record. Your best path is to hire a lawyer or represent yourself as you see fit and try to get the case reduced/dismissed. Generally hiring a lawyer is better as a good...View More
People frequently choose to pay a ticket rather than contest it because they think it costs more to go to Court and take a day off of work than to pay the ticket. However, most people experience a large increase in their insurance premiums when points appear on their driving record. Three points...View More
Worth is entirely dependent on your perspective. In terms of immediate dollars spent, it will likely cost more to get an attorney and fight the ticket. There isn't enough information here to truly evaluate your longterm risk. What code section were you charged under? What is your current...View More
Yes. In some jurisdictions in Virginia, judges are giving jail sentences for excessive speed Reckless Driving charges. Your son should seek legal representation in the jurisdiction(s) in which he is charged.
It will depend on the jurisdiction in which she has to go to court. Different judges have different rules regaring driving schoo (i.e., for what charges school is eligible, how often in can be done, if it can be done in advance). You should reach out to a local attorney for advice.
I got 4 tickets 3 weeks ago i am not sure if i should hire a lawyer and i also don’t know what i should do, I am 18. 1st ticket was red light. 2nd ticket was no license. 3rd was speeding 75 on a 45 not a reckless and 4th was a crossing double yield line
You should have an attorney at least for the driving without a license charge, as it is a criminal misdemeanor. If you cannot afford an attorney, you should ask the Judge to appoint an attorney for you. An attorney can also help you potentially get the other charges dismissed or reduced.
Given the severity of the violations, especially going 30 over the limit, it may not be in your best interest to get a license before resolving these issues in court. These are serious offenses that could significantly impact your driving record and insurance rates, and it might be beneficial to...View More
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