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Old 08-29-2014, 07:51 AM
 
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Sorry, I haven't been on since yesterday afternoon. Yes - I received a ticket for 'speeding 20mph or above' in June 2013.
They should throw the book at you -- for good reason.
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Old 08-29-2014, 08:39 AM
 
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Sorry, I haven't been on since yesterday afternoon. Yes - I received a ticket for 'speeding 20mph or above' in June 2013.
Well, I won't lecture you, but if this earlier ticket was in Virginia and so you already have a reckless driving conviction on your record, I'm not sure it will really make that much difference if you get a second one. You already have a criminal record, and I'm not sure there is any big benefit to keeping a second conviction off of your record. I'm not really sure what you should do. Make sure you give your attorney all of this information. If I were you, I would consider hanging up the keys for awhile and considering alternate forms of transportation - perhaps the judge will come to the same conclusion as well and suspend your license for some time.
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Old 08-29-2014, 09:37 AM
 
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I hope that the attorney can help...Anything but another reckless ticket.
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Old 08-29-2014, 09:43 AM
 
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I hope that the attorney can help...Anything but another reckless ticket.
I seriously doubt an attorney will help you; it's obvious you're a habitual speeder. Perhaps you should try removing the brick from your foot.
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Old 08-29-2014, 11:03 AM
 
Location: Virginia-Shenandoah Valley
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Sorry, I haven't been on since yesterday afternoon. Yes - I received a ticket for 'speeding 20mph or above' in June 2013.
Go ahead and not hire an attorney like a couple have suggested and let us know how it goes. This 2013 conviction will not help you at all. You may want to consider changing your driving habits. We all speed but you seem to have a propensity to seriously speed and get caught.
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Old 08-29-2014, 11:05 AM
 
Location: Virginia-Shenandoah Valley
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Well, I won't lecture you, but if this earlier ticket was in Virginia and so you already have a reckless driving conviction on your record, I'm not sure it will really make that much difference if you get a second one. You already have a criminal record, and I'm not sure there is any big benefit to keeping a second conviction off of your record. I'm not really sure what you should do. Make sure you give your attorney all of this information. If I were you, I would consider hanging up the keys for awhile and considering alternate forms of transportation - perhaps the judge will come to the same conclusion as well and suspend your license for some time.

It could be a speeding 20 above and not RD. This would be a 6 point violation without being a misdemeanor. But it still will hurt him in court. His best chance is to quit asking questions here and go hire that attorney.
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Old 08-29-2014, 02:31 PM
 
Location: NoVa
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As I said, I didn't know the speed limit. Not trying to justify my speed. I also wasn't looking at my speedometer when he clocked me.
Did you think that it could possibly be anywhere near 70 mph? I am thinking that is probably gonna be a very weak excuse.
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Old 08-30-2014, 01:33 PM
 
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As I said, I didn't know the speed limit. Not trying to justify my speed. I also wasn't looking at my speedometer when he clocked me.
I wouldn't state either of those as arguments. Stating one or both of those "arguments" might greatly anger the judge.

~~ The speed limit is clearly posted, and as a driver, it is your responsibility to check the speed limit. Speed limit signs DO exist on Franconia Road. On a non-residential/business road that has an un-posted speed limit (rare in Northern Virginia), the speed limit is understood to be 55 mph for cars, and 45 mph for trucks. No way would the speed limit be 70 mph.

~~ It is a driver's responsibility to check his/her speedometer. That's why it's there.
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