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Old 08-28-2014, 01:42 PM
 
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PLEASE HELP. I don't need any lectures...
And you obviously don't want to listen to other's advice, either. Do you think that different people are going to respond to this thread versus the other thread on the exact same topic, in the exact same sub-forum?
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Old 08-28-2014, 01:46 PM
 
Location: Chester County, PA
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If the shoe fits... I mean 30 miles over the speed limit? Is that seriously okay with you?

The law is there to discourage people from driving recklessly. But he did it anyway. *shrugs*
No, it's not okay with me. I think he should have a very hefty fine and I have no problem with 6 points on the driving record - both forms of punishment are well deserved and a sufficient deterrent, in my opinion. However, I do not think it is something that warrants someone having a criminal record for the rest of their life. The former punishment is temporary, the latter is permanent.

I am not aware of a single state other than Virginia where someone would automatically be faced with such a criminal record for going 30 mph over the speed limit. Do you think that is a deserved punishment or am I presuming too much to think you actually know what a misdemeanor is?
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Old 08-28-2014, 01:48 PM
 
Location: Chester County, PA
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Thank you. I was able to find one for ~$875.00. Court is in less than two months. Time to get to work!
That's great, and best of luck. If you remember, come back here after the process and let us know how things turned out.
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Old 08-28-2014, 02:05 PM
 
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Actually, in many states, over 30 mph is grounds for arrest, which nets you a criminal record, so the result is essentially the same. I am quite aware of what a misdemeanor is; I have one myself. I deserved it, and I never committed that crime again.
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Old 08-28-2014, 02:53 PM
 
Location: Chester County, PA
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Actually, in many states, over 30 mph is grounds for arrest, which nets you a criminal record, so the result is essentially the same. I am quite aware of what a misdemeanor is; I have one myself. I deserved it, and I never committed that crime again.
Yes, it may be grounds for an arrest in many states, but it is something that will fall to the discretion of the police officer, and isn't likely to be an issue where someone was speeding only. I am not aware of a single state where going 20 mph over the speed limit or any speed in excess of 80 mph results per se in a reckless driving, class 1 misdemeanor charge. You still didn't really answer my question, but I will presume you think it's a deserved punishment, which is fine. I simply disagree, unless there are extenuating circumstances beyond simply speeding. Even more so in a situation like OP's where he was on what appears to be an elevated highway and, being from out of state, could easily have thought the speed limit would be a good deal higher than 40 mph. Again, fine the heck out of him, give him points, just don't give him a criminal record that's going to follow him for the rest of his life. But, that's just my opinion, and you appear to disagree.
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Old 08-28-2014, 03:20 PM
 
Location: Virginia-Shenandoah Valley
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I was cited for traveling 69 in a 40 mph zone in FFX. I have a prior speeding ticket in June 2013. I am writing to get any advise possible. How should I proceed? The officer said I have -6 points on my license and I should consider taking the DI course, before handing me my ticket.

1. Should I take the driver's improvement?
2. Should I get a lawyer?
3. Is it possible to get a lower infraction if I plead guilty?
3. Should I get my car speedometer checked?

PLEASE HELP. I don't need any lectures...
If you have minus 6 then that first ticket must have been reckless also? Or do you have more than one moving violation?
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Old 08-28-2014, 04:48 PM
 
Location: Chester County, PA
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If you have minus 6 then that first ticket must have been reckless also? Or do you have more than one moving violation?
That's certainly a good question. I read him as trying to say that the police officer told him this ticket would put 6 points on his license. If this is his second reckless driving ticket, I would lose most of the sympathy I have for him.
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Old 08-28-2014, 05:28 PM
 
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I was cited for traveling 69 in a 40 mph zone in FFX. I have a prior speeding ticket in June 2013. I am writing to get any advise possible. How should I proceed? The officer said I have -6 points on my license and I should consider taking the DI course, before handing me my ticket.

1. Should I take the driver's improvement?
2. Should I get a lawyer?
3. Is it possible to get a lower infraction if I plead guilty?
3. Should I get my car speedometer checked?

PLEASE HELP. I don't need any lectures...

a. what did you say to the officer
b. what you say deem you guilty immediately?

1. no - Court will give you that for all its own
2. no - Get the court appointed lawyer. You're F'ed anyways, you need to save up money for #3.
3. no - plead no lo - no points - back to #2
3. no. that argument is a joke, unless you have bigger tires lifted truck, or something mechanically wrong.

First of all, you have two #3. WTF. Second of all, 29mph over? You didn't get arrested, so it can't be that bad. Lastly, don't ever listen to what the officer says, unless he is Judge Dredd.

I had two licenses taken away for speeding, something like 20 tickets in 6 months. So, take my word for it, don't spend any money that you don't need to. But you will have to pay and take the class to get your license back. Good news is that you can get a license to drive to work, school, etc. Now if you get speeding with that license, you need to get a lawyer.
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Old 08-29-2014, 02:01 AM
 
Location: Virginia-Shenandoah Valley
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That's certainly a good question. I read him as trying to say that the police officer told him this ticket would put 6 points on his license. If this is his second reckless driving ticket, I would lose most of the sympathy I have for him.
Seems the OP wants to ignore certain responses to him such as mine and a few others that I thought he would answer.
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Old 08-29-2014, 07:47 AM
 
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If you have minus 6 then that first ticket must have been reckless also? Or do you have more than one moving violation?
Sorry, I haven't been on since yesterday afternoon. Yes - I received a ticket for 'speeding 20mph or above' in June 2013.
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