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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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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Q: Hi I got my restricted license in 8/1/18 got pulled over 7/30/18 got convicted on 2/15/19 license got revoked now I’m

Stuck with ignition interlock on my vehicle dmv says I can’t get restricted license is anything I can do?

Paula Hough answered on Mar 19, 2019

From what you are describing, it sounds like you were convicted of driving while you are suspended/revoked (for either a DUI or a drug charge) under VA code 18.2-272. One of the penalties under that statute is that the DMV takes your license for an additional 12 months (on top of the original... Read more »

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Q: If you have a reckless driving violataion can you go to online driving school or does it have to be classroom?

State of Va. and it will be dismissed after I take the class.

Daniel P Leavitt answered on Mar 3, 2019

Every court is different on their rules. Some courts have specific requirements. Some courts allow online driving school and some don't. You should have been given instructions to follow.

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Q: Officer took my tags for being altered. How can i get them back from dmv in va? No ticket from officer

The tags had a '19' in the year spot becasue they were expired. Once he discorvered that he took them. I wasnt charged. But I want to know will dmv give them back?

Daniel P Leavitt answered on Mar 3, 2019

If they had a 19 in the year spot how were they expired? If the tags were illegal/altered then I doubt you're getting those back and you must be very grateful that you didn't get charged with a misdemeanor.

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Q: What's the best course of action for a reckless driving charge in VA?

17 year old driver, licensed in WV, supposedly clocked at 92 in a 70. Parent in car, clean driving record. Juvenile District Court.

Daniel P Leavitt answered on Mar 3, 2019

Every court is different on how they treat 92 in a 70. Some courts give jail time, others convict and suspend the license but don't give jail, and many others will reduce with community service/driving school. Talk to an experienced traffic lawyer in the location where the offense was. Once you hit... Read more »

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Q: How can Virginiaenforce a tint violation on a traveling outofstate vehicle and getaway with violating the righttopasslaw

How can Virginia enforce a tint violation on an out of state vehicle and get away with violating the right to pass law?

Daniel P Leavitt answered on Mar 3, 2019

Every driver in the US is required to comply with the individual requirements of each state they enter. When you enter a state you are required to abide by their laws. So if you bring marijuana that is legal to possess and use from one state where it's legal into a state where it's illegal to... Read more »

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Q: I got a speeding ticket in peterburg,va for going 70 in 40. Can i get My license taking or get jail time ?

Daniel P Leavitt answered on Feb 25, 2019

Yes. 30 mph over the limit in a 40 zone is a very high speed and both jail and license suspension are possible.

Contact a local lawyer for help on that one.

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Q: can i get a ticket for crossing over a solid white line?

I recently was in a left turn lane waiting at a red light and decided at the last minute that i wanted to go straight so i put on my turn signal and when the light turned green the second car in line let me in. A police officer was behind me in an unmarked car and pulled me over for crossing a... Read more »

Daniel P Leavitt answered on Feb 17, 2019

You're not allowed to change lanes if it's a solid line so you're guilty of it. They may help you if you hire a lawyer.

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