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Old 08-06-2009, 01:08 PM
 
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Hello everyone,

Last month when we were driving through VA (on our way back to NC from Ocean city), despite trying to be careful, my husband got a reckless driving ticket in Eastville, VA (80/55). Obviously, we were not being careful enough. Anyways, now he is facing a class I misdemeanor and its his first violation ever. We did get our speedometer calibrated, which is off by 2 mph. I have spoken to a few attorneys who are willing to go to Northampton County court in Eastville, VA and represent us. But I can’t figure out whom to pick from just talking to them. So, I decided to turn to you guys for recommendations – in case you know a good attorney yourselves/through friends and family. Also, I have spoken to these attorneys and would appreciate any comments you have regarding these guys: Anthony Montagna, Dan Miller, Monte Kuligowski, Paul G Watson IV (757-678-0044)and John Wescoat (678-5848). The prices range from $250-850. I would appreciate any help I can get in finding a good attorney (even someone different from above-mentioned ones) and getting us out of the mess we got ourselves into.

Thanks a ton
Anu
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Old 09-23-2009, 10:54 AM
 
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Default Any luck?

Hi - Please let me know what you decided to do. We are going through the same thing.

Thanks!
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Old 11-19-2009, 07:05 AM
 
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I am in the same boat as well...did any of you ever find an attorney?
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Old 11-19-2009, 07:17 AM
 
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I am in the same boat as well...did any of you ever find an attorney?
we have hired kuligowski - only because he was willing to talk to me more than other lawyers did on the phone. and right after hiring him, our court date changed. His office claims that it was due to the police officer but i am not able to verify the story (I am skeptical 'cos when i tried to confirm his availability for our original court date they said they can always change the date and i told them not to do so. but as soon as i paid them, nxt day it was changed). I can inform you abt the outcome once we have our court date later his month. Send me a personal message to remind me - i am trying hard not to put down our personal details here for everyone to see.

i know someone else hired jack wescott in eastville and they had court date and had improper driving as the outcome. hope this helps and good luck.
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Old 07-16-2010, 11:07 AM
 
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Hi,

I had similar ticket of reckless driving and hired Jack Wescoat. My charge is reduced to improper driving and he charged me only 250 which is the least amount quoted among the other lawyers whom I contacted. Hope this helps some one.

Thanks,
Anand.
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Old 09-25-2010, 01:25 PM
 
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Default Outcome: Improper driving

Just realized that although I have told everyone who PMed me, I never posted here directly that our charge was reduced to improper driving. This translates to: no mention of speed you were going @, so no points on license but our auto insurance just increased at the time of renewal. Thanks everyone for your comments and help.
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Old 09-26-2010, 07:31 PM
 
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Anand,

Do you have the contact number for Jack Wescoat. I got a similar ticket and this is my first violation ever.

Thank you
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Old 09-27-2010, 09:15 AM
 
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757-678-5848
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Old 04-03-2011, 01:08 PM
 
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Does anyone know if Jack Wescoat is the same as John Westcoat? Lawyers in Northampton County, VA for traffic violations in Eastville.
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Old 07-08-2011, 07:52 AM
 
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yes it is the same Jack. I highly recommend calling Jack. I called around to a few different attorneys. Jack returned my call quickly really took the time to speak to me. He told me within the first 3 minutes that it was a losing case but spent a total of 20 minutes on the phone with me going over the infraction and the law. He was very honest and frank with me. If I ever encounter a situation where I need a traffic attorney again in that area I will call Jack. I ended up pleading guilty and just paying the ticket. It was a failure to move over or yield to an emergency vehicle. Don't forget to switch lanes or slow done when passing a stationary officer with their sirens on.
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