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Old 01-20-2016, 09:31 AM
 
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And if you don't show up for court, there will be a bench warrant issued for your arrest, btw.

Get a lawyer and GO.

And slow the heck down.
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Old 01-20-2016, 09:36 AM
 
Location: The Hall of Justice
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You may want to the a few days off work for the trip, just in case. I'd also take a driver's improvement class and hire a lawyer.

ETA: I'm figured going that much over would land you in jail when pulled over, interesting.
Same here, as well as getting your car impounded.
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Old 01-20-2016, 09:38 AM
 
Location: southwestern PA
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I was given a speeding ticket for driving 103 MPH in the 65 MPH zone and reckless driving.

My court date is Febuary 2 in Westport court New York which about 270 miles each way from my residence.
OP is really bad with numbers!

Residence is listed as Elizabeth NJ, which is ~375 miles each way.
Unless it is part of a concocted story....
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Old 01-20-2016, 09:41 AM
 
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Car Crash In Orange County Kills 5 Teens After Vehicle Splits In Half

Just going to leave this here. Forensics figured they were going about 100.
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Old 01-20-2016, 10:53 AM
 
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For a reckless driving offense you need an attorney, that's pretty serious. It's possible that you can avoid going to court if the attorney can plead and settle it out on your behalf.
But you need that attorney - at this point your concern is keeping a valid license because you are probably looking at a suspension (which will be reporting to your state) at best, with some sort of fine....jail time at worst.
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Old 01-20-2016, 12:08 PM
 
Location: FLG/PHX/MKE
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My court date is Febuary 2 in Westport court New York which about 270 miles each way from my residence.
Is there any way that I can prevent driving to the court ? I don't want to drive that far.

I'm willing to pay the fine but the cop marked the section that states , I must appear in person to the court for my reckless driving.
You're "willing to pay the fine" (and receive, I believe, a misdemeanor charge along with it)?

In the small chance that this is NOT a fake thread, the obvious answer here is to hire an attorney to appear for you. And you should be doing that regardless of whether you want to appear yourself.
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Old 01-20-2016, 01:47 PM
 
Location: Northern Virginia
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I'd recommend contacting an attorney.

I don't know about NY, but if you were caught going over 100mph in Virginia, you would be spending a few nights in jail. Reckless driving is a serious charge.
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Old 01-20-2016, 02:09 PM
 
Location: Santa Monica, Ca
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Just drive really fast.... You'll get there in no time.
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Old 01-20-2016, 03:55 PM
 
Location: Western MN
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I could never drive that fast. I get a little dizzy over seventy.
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Old 01-20-2016, 04:27 PM
 
Location: Living on the Coast in Oxnard CA
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Hi everyone,

I was driving to Canada from New Jersey about two weeks ago.
I was pulled over in New York by N-87 thruway by police patrol car. I was given a speeding ticket for driving 103 MPH in the 65 MPH zone and reckless driving.

My court date is Febuary 2 in Westport court New York which about 270 miles each way from my residence.
Is there any way that I can prevent driving to the court ? I don't want to drive that far.

I'm willing to pay the fine but the cop marked the section that states , I must appear in person to the court for my reckless driving.

If anyone can help please reply,

Thanks
Don't worry about the drive back. That will be at least 30 days after you get out.

here is one for you though, many people that tell you not to speed did it themselves. My first car was a 1971 Olds Cutless. It only had the 350CI motor but it did see 120 a few times. Not sure how fast it would do or how fast I had it up to, as it hit the peg at 120 meaning that the speedo would not go any further. My car was set up for speed. The tires were made for high speed driving. Not all tires are set up for that. You always need to check and also make sure your tires are in good shape. I hit the triple digits on long strait a ways. When I was doing it I was in an open area that I could see what was coming and going for miles. I was the only one around. Now imagine hitting 120+ and then slowing down to 80, you feel as though you are not even moving. LOL

Good times, although I have also like others learned my lesson. You can split a car in two easier than you think. I have never done it but have seen the aftermath of someone else driving into the 3 digit range. The problem with splitting a car in two is many times you take others with you for the ride or invite other passengers of other cars into your car without wanting to. No one has lived long enough to fill us in on if it was fun to go out like that. I mean, when you do that most of the time you are dead.
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