Daniel P Leavitt's answer I don't think anything would prevent them from going before a magistrate and swearing out a warrant. I could be wrong about that, but I think they can do that. If they didn't stop you though, how do they prove it was you and not someone that looked like you? So they may have proof issues.
Daniel P Leavitt's answer Registration charges don't carry the possibility of jail. Driving suspended charges carry the possibility of jail. Usually it helps to get your license back. In my experience, courts are going to look at the reason your license was suspended and whether or not you get it back. In addition, and perhaps the most important, is how many prior offenses you have for driving on a suspended license or related offenses like driving without a valid license... as well as your past criminal record. Some...
Jessica Wildeus' answer The short answer to your question is no, this would not be grounds for having your case thrown out.
Law enforcement officers can stop your vehicle to give you a citation when they notice you have broken the law in some way, such as by speeding or disregarding a traffic signal. While this isn't what we think of as an "arrest," it is temporary detention by an officer due to your infraction. What the ticket refers to as "arrest location" in this case just means the location where the...
If you were charged under 46.2-830, and the facts of your case permit it, it would be best to seek a reduction to 46.2-830.1 in order to avoid assessing the demerit points on your driver's license. If however, the officer wrote the ticket as a way to avoid giving you a speeding ticket, and depending on the speed you were going, it might be best to pay the ticket.
Daniel P Leavitt's answer As a general rule, it is always going to be best to get it reduced as low as possible. This is true because insurance companies differ in how they treat tickets, and at different speeds. In addition, if you get a future ticket, having that 30 mph over is a pretty serious prior charge. So I would say to get it reduced as low as you can. Maybe getting your speedometer calibrated can help you do even better.
Daniel P Leavitt's answer If you completed a Virginia driving school as part of the PBJ then that will show up. If there is no conviction then it should not appear. If there is a conviction for anything, then it will be reported. But if it was dismissed, and you did not do driving school then nothing would show up.
Daniel P Leavitt's answer You should pay the fine/costs and the reinstatement fee to the Virginia dmv so you are able to drive in Virginia again. If you failed to pay that then your privilege to drive here was suspended by law.
Daniel P Leavitt's answer MD law will determine if it's considered reckless or a misdemeanor, but I'm pretty sure it's not. It should come in as speeding 20 mph or more which is still a 6 demerit point violation just like reckless.
Daniel P Leavitt's answer In Virginia that's not reckless driving. It must be 20 mph or more over the limit or over 80. So 81/70 is reckless even though it's 11 over but in a 25 zone it would need to be 45 mph to be reckless.
Daniel P Leavitt's answer Usually this means that you do not need to appear in court and you can prepay. If you do this you are pleading guilty and you will be found guilty and all of the associated consequences (insurance increase, points, etc) will attach so I personally almost never think it is a good idea to plead guilty if you can do better. What is the law section on your ticket?
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