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Q: Is it possible to get my speeding ticket dismissed due to missing information?

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?

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Daniel P Leavitt
Daniel P Leavitt answered on Nov 27, 2019

If you hire a lawyer they might be able to help get it reduced or dismissed.

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Q: Could i get out of a ticket if the officer put the wrong color car on the ticket?

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 »

Daniel P Leavitt
Daniel P Leavitt answered on Nov 19, 2019

Give it a try and see you never know.

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Q: What are my chances?

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 »

Daniel P Leavitt
Daniel P Leavitt answered on Nov 17, 2019

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 »

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Q: What will happen on my second speeding ticket as a minor?

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.

Shemeka C Hankins
Shemeka C Hankins answered on Nov 12, 2019

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 »

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Q: My speeding case is missing from the published court list for the day; what should I do?

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 »

Daniel P Leavitt
Daniel P Leavitt answered on Oct 12, 2019

The courts add names to the docket everyday. If you ignore it you do so to your peril.

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Q: Is it possible to be able to resolve a speeding ticket from Virginia because I study and live in florida?

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 »

Daniel P Leavitt
Daniel P Leavitt answered on Sep 17, 2019

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 »

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Q: Is it IMPROPER STOPPING ON A HIGHWAY VALID IF THE SAID HIGHWAY WAS A BLVD IN COLONIAL HEIGHTS VIRGINIA SHOPPING AREA.

I pulled over on SOUTH BLVD AT 11 PM DUE TO A CAR MALFUNCTION

DIRECTLY NEAR A CURB AND MY HAZZARDS WERE ON, IN COLONIAL HEIGHTS VA..

THE OFFICER SAID THAT IT WAS AN IMPROPER STOP ON A HIGHWAY..

PLEASE HELP

Paula Hough
Paula Hough answered on Aug 5, 2019

Yes- according to Virginia code § 46.2-100:

"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...
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Q: My speeding ticket says my fine is $61 dollars in total, but paying online shows i owe $125. Is there something wrong?

Also my copy of my speeding ticket doesnt have a signature.

Paula Hough
Paula Hough answered on Jun 11, 2019

The additional fees are for court costs.

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Q: Can I get my license suspended if I received one speeding ticket this year, one in 2018 and two in 2017 ?
Daniel P Leavitt
Daniel P Leavitt answered on Jun 1, 2019

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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Q: case dismissed one month found guilty the next? what can be done about this?

4/09/2014 case dismissed (Expired Registration) case dismissed

5/29/2014 found guilty (Expired Registration) guilty

Jun 30 2014 License suspended by dmv

Nov 2014 license surrendered no prior knowledge of license suspension until this date when I was informed by chesterfield... Read more »

Paula Hough
Paula Hough answered on May 19, 2019

It appears from what you've written that the DMV suspension was for not paying fines and/or costs for the May expired registration charge.

I do not know the facts of either of the expired r

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Q: What’s my percentage on actually going to jail for reckless driving?

I live in the state of Virginia & I was charged with Reckless driving on my way to work.. The speed was 98/60 but the officer was following for about 10 minutes before he pulled me over.. I didn’t know who it was following me due to it being 4 in the morning all I seen was headlights..... Read more »

Paula Hough
Paula Hough answered on May 6, 2019

It will truly depend on the jurisdiction in which you were charged. There are many judges in Virginia that will impose a jail sentence for driving at that speed. You will want to contact a local attorney right away.

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Q: If my vehicle is registered in another state do I adhere to muffler laws?

I have no mufflers or catalytic converters on my truck, but my vehicle is registered in Colorado.

Daniel P Leavitt
Daniel P Leavitt answered on May 3, 2019

You are required to adhere to the requirements in the state the vehicle is in, even if you are driving through. So people from Florida get tickets all the time for window tint that is legal in Florida but not legal in Virginia even though they are just passing through.

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Q: received a citation for driving alone in a HOV lane in Virginia 2nd offense, how can avoid points an raise of insurance

My GPS had me taking an exit on the left and I thought I was crossing over the HOV lane to get off of the highway, this is my 2nd offense so I avoid HOV lanes, but once I got off on the exit(which apparently was also an HOV lane) there was a police officer at the end of the exit which was about 500... Read more »

Michael Jeremiah Seck
Michael Jeremiah Seck answered on May 1, 2019

HOV infractions can have many defenses and punishments. Seek legal advice.

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Q: ticket was wrote for impeding the flow of traffic. But nobody was behind me til the cop got behind me. Need help.
Daniel P Leavitt
Daniel P Leavitt answered on Apr 28, 2019

Call a traffic lawyer where you got your ticket.

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Q: Defficve equipment trafic stop. None listed or found investigation still continue with more ticket? Legal stop?

Then the officer claimed I was left of center which I wasn't he was well ovet 500 yd away when I pulled of the road. He admitted to a second officer he was wrong with his first claim. On the tickets it dosnt list any equipment to be fix just the charge. He listed the wrong Highway and... Read more »

Daniel P Leavitt
Daniel P Leavitt answered on Apr 26, 2019

You never know until you try it.

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Q: I got a traffic summons for "failure to update address with dmv". I have updated dmv just not my license card.

Will this be thrown out since dmv was notified I just didn't get a new card. If I'm reading right notifying them is all i had to do, getting a new card wasn't required.

Daniel P Leavitt
Daniel P Leavitt answered on Apr 23, 2019

If they charged you with 46.2-324 then I think you are correct. If you can show you notified DMV it should get dismissed.

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Q: How can I get a speeding ticket from 3 years ago reduced or removed from my record in Virginia Beach?

I received a reckless speeding ticket 3 and a half bears ago that is preventing me from receiving a promotion at work because I cannot be insured. How can I have this ticket reduced or removed?

Daniel P Leavitt
Daniel P Leavitt answered on Apr 16, 2019

It sounds like it is a criminal misdemeanor reckless driving charge and not a simple speeding ticket. Either way, I don't think there is anything you can do. You have ten days to appeal after a conviction and 60 days to file a motion to reopen. Some judges bend the 60 day rule but I don't know any... Read more »

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Q: How can I find out what I need to do in Pa. To get my license back? Got a compliance letter from DMV here in VA.

But it just tells me tickets in Pa. How can I find out about it or where can I find out about this? It's been over 25 yrs

Paula Hough
Paula Hough answered on Apr 14, 2019

You should reach out to the Pennsylvania DMV. It will tell you how to come into compliance in PA and clear up your suspension(s) there so that you'll be okay to get your license in Virginia.

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Q: Been trying to get my license back. I have a ticket in PA from over 25-30 yrs ago.

What do I need to do to get this taken care of? The tickets so old that I can't even remember what it was for.?? Thank you

Daniel P Leavitt
Daniel P Leavitt answered on Apr 14, 2019

Get a compliance summary from the Virginia DMV that will tell you what you need to do.

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Q: Can an officer pull you over in Virginia ONLY because they recognize you and know that you do not have a license?

It has happened twice, by the same officer. I've got to go to work, have no other ride.

Daniel P Leavitt
Daniel P Leavitt answered on Mar 19, 2019

You should ride a bike or find a residence closer to work. If they have reason to believe your license is suspended then that's probably going to be fine.

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