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Q: I got a speeding ticket yesterday going for 56 on a 45. But didn't have a case number. What should I do?
Stephanie A. Pease
Stephanie A. Pease answered on May 21, 2020

Once the officer files the ticket with the clerk of court it will be assigned a case number. You may go on line to the court’s on line information system to obtain your case number searching by your name. Sometimes it may take several days for the officer

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Q: Hello, I got a reckless driving ticket 76/45 construction zone, law section 82-1-6-46.2-862(i).

I was driving back from my work, and I needed to get home as soon as possible to take medicine because I felt, I have contacted with sick people at my work. Since I got Ticket, it is not big excuse but I am wondering if I can minimize fines or charge.

Daniel P Leavitt
Daniel P Leavitt answered on May 15, 2020

Usually a lawyer can help. 31 mph over the speed limit is a pretty high speed reckless driving but depending on the jurisdiction a lawyer can probably help you. Call the traffic lawyer who practices regularly in the court where you got the ticket.

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Q: I was cited for failing to obey a sign (reduced from a possible speeding charge). Pay or go to court? 5 safety points.

I wanted to know if because of my safety points the violation would affect my insurance rates and ability to work for a company such as DoorDash? Would it be best for me to go to court and see if I can go to traffic school to get the ticket expunged. I am going through a marital separation I... Read more »

Wilfred Yeargan
Wilfred Yeargan answered on May 15, 2020

You have an excellent driving record and may be able to get the charge deferred for dismissal with a driver improvement course or reduced to a non-moving violation with no points. You need to consult with a good traffic lawyer with experience in the county in which you got the ticket. Convictions... Read more »

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Q: I have a FTA warrant from 2009 for speeding and I was deployed on the court date. I need to quash the warent, ple no con

citation-j1403tr201101331 Need help quashing the warrent and pay the fine to get my license back in Virgina

Daniel P Leavitt
Daniel P Leavitt answered on May 9, 2020

You will likely need to hire a lawyer who can advise you on the particular court it's in. Generally courts in Virginia don't issue FTA charges unless it's a really high speed. In my experience the military won't let you deploy if you tell them about a charge like that. Either... Read more »

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Q: Failure to pay full-time and attention. How can the officer prove this ticket?

I was issued this ticket after a car crash and I was absolutely paying attention. I intend to fight this in trial and I wanted to see how the officer (state) can prove this if they weren't on the scene.

Shemeka C Hankins
Shemeka C Hankins answered on Mar 12, 2020

These type of cases are usually proven by witness testimony. You are correct that an officer would not typically be able to prove the case if they are not present. I would speak to a local attorney to see how your jurisdiction handles these matters.

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Q: What should I do If I received an HOV ticket for something I did not do?

I was driving on 66 West during rush hour and I was on the 3rd lane (NEXT to HOV) there was a mustang next to me who slowed down and moved behind me when he saw an officer but the officer pulled me over saying that I’m the one who was on HOV. I was never on HOV that day and I explained that to... Read more »

Shemeka C Hankins
Shemeka C Hankins answered on Mar 12, 2020

You should get advice for counsel in your area. Perhaps they can help you obtain any traffic cam from in that area in order to prove your innocence if the officer is mistaken.

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Q: If I got reckless not a DUI but I wasn't coherent and think I got drugged should I use that in court?

I'm in VA and was at a party the night before the accident and I dont really remember any of it up to the point of the charge. They did sobriety tests on me and it wasn't because of alcohol. I'm pretty sure someone roofied me.

Shemeka C Hankins
Shemeka C Hankins answered on Mar 12, 2020

I would make a meeting with a local attorney. Whether or not you were under the influence of an un-administered intoxicant will be up to you to show to the court and what evidence you can show of that fact - not just your assumption or speculation. There may be other ways local counsel can help... Read more »

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Q: I recently received a ticket for speeding on the highway and I was going 73 on a 55 MPH. It says the wrong race?

I was going to work and was speeding on I-66 East and was going 73 to pass a car in front of me and the officer pulled me over since it was a 55 MPH highway. He gave me a ticket with a court date for the end of April. After reviewing it, I noticed that the race entered is "white" when I... Read more »

Shemeka C Hankins
Shemeka C Hankins answered on Mar 12, 2020

You should expect at least four points for a violation of speeding that is above 10mph over but less that 20mph over. Most people here will not be able to tell you how this will affect your insurance as this is usually thought to be outside the realm of "legal" advise. It will more than... Read more »

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Q: Got first DWI in VA on felony probation. was told id be violated. been 3 months and nothing. do i have to be convicted?
Shemeka C Hankins
Shemeka C Hankins answered on Mar 12, 2020

You do not have to be convicted but sometimes this is the way that the probation officer will do it as long as you have let them know about the arrest. You are technically not in violation until you are convicted if the arrest is reported to probation as well.

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Q: pulled over, cop chase's passenger who ran. how long am I supposed to sit there and wait for cop not being under arrest?

I got pulled over in va my passenger ran, cop chased passenger, i sit there a few minutes and left because I wasn't under arrest. Is this illegal? How long am I suppose to stay there on a busy highway evening hour traffic? What does the law say in Virginia? They issued warrants for me and... Read more »

Daniel P Leavitt
Daniel P Leavitt answered on Jan 23, 2020

You can't leave. However don't make any statements to the police as they may have identification issues etc if the passenger ran and they aren't able to identify you.

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Q: I received a summons for court for not having my tags registered. I have since corrected the issue.

What is expected of me when I go in?

Shemeka C Hankins
Shemeka C Hankins answered on Jan 8, 2020

More than likely you will need to bring in your registration of your vehicle to show the vehicle is properly registered. The court will require you to show that to the officer and could dismiss your charges. They could also dismiss it as having complied with the law which may require you to only... Read more »

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Q: I cant pay my ticket, cop gave me the paper with payment info, marked box. But cant pay it online?

80 in 70. Got ticket and another paper marking how much 6.00 every mile over. But I dont have the option to pay this. Should I go to courthouse in person?

Shemeka C Hankins
Shemeka C Hankins answered on Jan 3, 2020

You more than likely have been charged with Reckless Driving which is a class one misdemeanor that can end up with jail time of up to a year. 80 miles per hour is reckless driving not speeding. That is probably why there is no online payment option. You will need to appear in court. I would... Read more »

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Q: In the Commonwealth of Virginia, if a school bus is in motion and is approaching with the red lights flashing, and the

stop-arm has only been extended at approximately 15 degrees, on a divided highway with no barrier, is it a violation of sec 46.2-844

to pass in the opposite direction

Daniel P Leavitt
Daniel P Leavitt answered on Dec 30, 2019

The bus has to be stopped read the statue. They must be alleging the bus was actually stopped.

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Q: I lived in MD some ten years ago and has MD driving license. I have lived in another country since then.

And recently got a ticket for failure to update Licence while I had a short stay with family in VA. I was just in US for less than 3 weeks .

Andrew Stewart
Andrew Stewart answered on Dec 18, 2019

You are required to update your license within 60 days of moving to Virginia. If you plan on remaining in Virginia you should obtain a Virginia license. If not, then you should get an updated license from your new state of residence.

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Q: If the attorney don't show up on a court date for a reckless driving in VA, who will be at fault ?

I may or may not be able to appear on the court date and have retained an attorney. But want to know the consequences of the attorney does not show up on the court date for any reason.

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

Your lawyer should advise you if you need to appear in court or not. Since courts require your presence even with a lawyer. Get it in writing from your lawyer on whether you need to appear or not.

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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?

Other... Read more »

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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