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.
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 »
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.
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.
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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.
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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