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July 22, 2005, 11:08 AM

Some background: Nearly had licence suspended when i was 19 but lawyer got it so that it would only be on probation for a year. I'm 21 now and i has been about a year and a half since i got off probation.

Yesterday though i got a ticket for going 80 in a 40mph road (middlebrook). No speed trap he was just trailing me. This was at night and i was being stupid. The ticket was $530!!!

I was wondering if anyone has any advice on how to handle this. I don't have much experience with legal affairs so any help would be appreciated. I was thinking about just not paying the ticket and then taking it to court and seeing if i can get it lowered. I'm just worried that he wont do it since i "was" on probation recently.

Anyways, Thanks in advance for any help i can get.
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July 22, 2005, 11:12 AM

Your lucky you didnt go to jail GET A LAWYER


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July 22, 2005, 11:13 AM

If he didn't write you for reckless, and only gave you a fine... pay it. 80 in a 40 is reckless driving and if you go to court to fight it, that could come up and then they could slap a misdemeanor on you as well.

If its a reckless ticket, then definitely go to court and fight it... but you will pay more than 530$ for a lawyer + court fees..... You don't want that reckless misdemeanor on your record.. trust me.


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July 22, 2005, 11:15 AM

My lawyer is free, well not free but i pay monthly through my work to have him. If i use him it wont cost anything except my time, and possibly court costs ($60)? I was unaware that they can add charges to you over what you already recieved.
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July 22, 2005, 11:18 AM

So is it reckless on the ticket or what?


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July 22, 2005, 11:22 AM

80 is wreckless anywhere in VA. 20 OVER POSTED is also wreckless last I knew


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July 22, 2005, 11:25 AM

Right, but the cop could have written the ticket for 59 in a 40 or something if he was feeling generous, that's what I'm trying to find out.


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July 22, 2005, 11:26 AM

BTW if it IS a reckless ticket, then you *HAVE* to go to court. You can't just pay it.


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July 22, 2005, 11:34 AM

No its not wreckless. He said he could have given me that but didn't. He said i can either pay it or take it to court.
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July 22, 2005, 11:37 AM

my 2 cents.. pay it and walk away. you lucked out. 80 in a 40 they could have hauled you to jail on the spot.


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July 22, 2005, 11:50 AM

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my 2 cents.. pay it and walk away. you lucked out. 80 in a 40 they could have hauled you to jail on the spot.
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July 22, 2005, 11:52 AM

This was in MARYLAND, not VIRGINIA, right?
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July 22, 2005, 12:02 PM

BE CAREFUL when paying this.... I got screwed by paying and not going to court. ( i was doing 51 in a 25) he didn't mark me wreckless but when i payed the fine i still got the 6 points for it and it will be on my driving record for 5 years. I was told after the fact by another cop that if i would went to court i would of only gotten like 2 points, because the judge can't increase the charge once the ticket is written, he has to go what the ticket says, but thats my 2 pennies
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July 22, 2005, 12:13 PM

Wait, you're saying in VA you mailed a check in to pay the ticket and they charged you with reckless?

I find that hard to believe. Since reckless is a criminal charge, you *HAVE* to go to court - you cannot just mail a check in to pay the fine for a reckless ticket.


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