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16 years ago
boudreaux
slimey Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Fellers, > Please, just slow down. If you pay as much > attention to the speed limit signs on > the road while driving as much as you focus on > technicalities of the law on the msg board, you > will not have this problem. I havent had so much > as a parking ticket in > 30 years now. I had to learn t
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16 years ago
boudreaux
speedyjohn Wrote: > > While we were in court over 4 hours, we saved > ourselves about $100 in fines and about a $1000 in > increased insurance rates. I think it was well > worth the trip. > > Lesson to everyone from our case and others we > saw: Always go to court if you have a decent > driving record, you will almost always get at > least a reduced charge/fine. Th
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16 years ago
boudreaux
duh Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > If by "amended" you mean the charge is > reduced...say to 1-9 mph over the limit, then yes > he'll get 3 points instead of 4. > > But you can't "amend" a moving violation down to > zero points...not without an aquittal. And the > judge has to be in a VERY good mood for that to > happen,...OR you'd ha
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16 years ago
boudreaux
duh Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > For him to leave court with zero points would > require that the speeding charge be dropped, or a > ruling of not guilty. There is NOT "a good > chance" of that happening...in fact, it is a very > long shot. > > Especially if his only defense is that he was only > going 12 mph over the limit, instead of
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16 years ago
boudreaux
duh Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > boudreaux Wrote: > -------------------------------------------------- > ----- > > If you have a good driving record, do NOT just > pay > > the fine. You'll amass 4 demerit points if you > > do; even for being 12 over rather than 17, > you'll > > still amass 3... > > Wrong. The poin
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16 years ago
boudreaux
Oh, and to answer your question about positive and negative points. There are two ways to aquire positive points. The DMV applies one point to your record for every year of good driving (i.e. not aquiring demerit points), up to a maximum of 5. The other way is to take a one time only driver improvement course for five points. That's a good idea for very young drivers who haven't been driving
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16 years ago
boudreaux
So you have 5+ points on your DMV record? Do exactly as I said. I predict you'll pay 62 dollars in court costs and nothing more. Your biggest concern should be to do what it takes to not amass ANY points, which as a 23 year old male will drive up your insurance rates. Take responsibility for what you did, and I think the judge will be lenient and amend your original charge. If you were to pl
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16 years ago
boudreaux
If you have a good driving record, do NOT just pay the fine. You'll amass 4 demerit points if you do; even for being 12 over rather than 17, you'll still amass 3. I recommend that you go to court. The way it works is that they call your name and ask how you plea. Plead guilty (you admit to driving 52, right?) The judge will tell you to come forward. He'll ask the officer how many points you
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16 years ago
boudreaux
I was in traffic court last Tuesday and there were quite a few people there that day who had been charged with window tinting violations. I would say it's fairly common.
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16 years ago
boudreaux
Here's a link to a story on the first challenge to the new fees that took place in Henrico county today: http://www.wsls.com/servlet/Satellite?pagename=WSLS%2FMGArticle%2FSLS_BasicArticle&c=MGArticle&cid=1173352234988&path=!news!localnews
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16 years ago
boudreaux
There was an article in the Metro section of the Post this morning that mentioned several Northern Virginia lawyers are eager to challenge the constitutionality of the new fees, and are just waiting for the case. If you're prepared to commit the time involved with going through the appeals process, you might want to contact them and look into having them represent your son. Here's the link to t
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16 years ago
boudreaux
Ditto everything hold em said. This is an extremely serious matter and your friend really needs to show up attended by a good attorney. He's facing a criminal record, along with possible jail time.
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16 years ago
boudreaux
Yup! They're just about everywhere. But Chipotle gets my vote for best Mexican 'fast food'.
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