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Old 10-14-2007, 03:51 PM
 
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Big Question:

My husband was riding his motorcycle and was pulled over doing 113 mph in a 65 mph zone. (I know VERY stupid, so please not post or emails about how he should pay etc) My question is, how is this going to be handled? He has a clean driving record and the road he was on, there were no cars by him. I know VA just passed the new civial law and such, but other then that, I have no clue on what we are looking at. I am calling a lawyer tomorrow, but until then, if anyone can give me some advice that would be great. We have been told to see if he can take the driving course and we are selling his bike as we speek, what else can we do?
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Old 10-15-2007, 12:00 AM
 
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Been through this myself but not at that high rate of speed. Mine was 85 in a 65. The clean record should help but some counties are worse than others. Your attorney will have all the details.

According to my attorney, in Warren County, over 90mph would likely result in at least a suspension. It's all up to the judge and the prosecutor. I took an online course without direction from the court, provided all driving records from other states in which I had held a license, and wrote an apology letter asking for leniency based on a spotless driving record. The prosecutor didn't show up but the judge and trooper agreed to lower the charge to simple speeding, 79 in a 65. Paid the fine and lost the points but kept the license.

Please keep us posted. A lot of people go through this.
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Old 10-17-2007, 11:16 AM
 
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[quote=kcmesserole;1731145]Big Question:

My husband was riding his motorcycle and was pulled over doing 113 mph .../QUOTE]

Maybe they will drop the speeding charges if he agrees to plead to flying too low .

It takes my breath away.
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Old 10-17-2007, 05:20 PM
 
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There was recently a post on this on the Northern VA link, maybe a week to 10 days ago. Try a search for "reckless driving". I think that person was on I-66.
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Old 10-17-2007, 09:28 PM
 
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Big Question:

My husband was riding his motorcycle and was pulled over doing 113 mph in a 65 mph zone. (I know VERY stupid, so please not post or emails about how he should pay etc) My question is, how is this going to be handled? He has a clean driving record and the road he was on, there were no cars by him. I know VA just passed the new civial law and such, but other then that, I have no clue on what we are looking at. I am calling a lawyer tomorrow, but until then, if anyone can give me some advice that would be great. We have been told to see if he can take the driving course and we are selling his bike as we speek, what else can we do?
You dont say what city or county so it is just a guess but I would say his license will be suspended 30 days to 6 months because of the speed...plus he might see a weekend or two in jail also....500-1000 dollar fine plus the civil fines ....no excuse he can give for that speed so he will just have to take what is given to him...anything less that what I stated he should consider himself lucky.....Oh yeah dont forget the 250 to a grand for the lawyer depending on how good he is...
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Old 10-18-2007, 02:06 PM
 
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Cool > 100 mph = Jail

VA law now mandates jail time for going > 100mph. In addition, the new points and fine system for reckless driving reach > $1000.

My advice: get a really good lawyer.
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Old 10-19-2007, 09:20 AM
 
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My advice: get a really good lawyer.
indeed.
I serously can't see how he is not going to end up with huge fine and suspended license.

He is very lucky he didn't kill himself or someone else. (and that's comming from a person from a motocycling family)

check back in and let us know how this all pans out.
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Old 06-30-2010, 01:07 PM
 
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my girlfriend was caught doing 82 in a 65 reckless what is she looking at? she only has one accident 2 years prior she has no sppeding ticket is there any chance theyll lower it to a improper driving?
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