I have a speeding ticket and there's no cost. ?
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Check your ticket carefully. If the words "reckless driving" appear, you are charged with a misdemeanor and not just a speeding ticket. The penalty for reckless driving is up to one year in jail, a fine of $2,500.00 (either or both), and a loss of license for up to six months. In addition, a conviction for reckless driving will stay on your record. Even if you are charged with speeding 86/55 (a violation for which you can only receive a fine), that can do damage to your driving record. Your best option is to consult ASAP with an attorney who practices in Loudoun traffic court. Discuss all possible defenses and what you have to do to obtain a continuance if you do not choose to hire the attorney.
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This means that it is up to the judge. When no fine is written, judicial discretion is allowed. Get a lawyer for this
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Hire a criminal defense lawyer.
You have a reckless driving charge and it is not a traffic ticket, it is a class 1 misdemeanor, potential 6 months driver’s license suspension and fine and/or a weekend jail, and above all, minus 6 driving points. A reckless driving charge would be in the driving record for 11 years.
Postpone your medical appointment or file a motion to continue your Criminal misdemeanor case.
§ 46.2-862. Exceeding speed limit.
A person is guilty of reckless driving who drives a motor vehicle on the highways in the Commonwealth (i) at a speed of 20 miles per hour or more in excess of the applicable maximum speed limit or (ii) in excess of 85 miles per hour regardless of the applicable maximum speed limit.
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Are you sure you have a mere speeding ticket and not a criminal reckless driving charge---§ 46.2-862 is 'ungood'.
Check your ticket---your smart move is change the drs appointment or get your criminal defense attorney involved immediately.
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