I just got pulled over for going 80 in a 60 in Virginia and the officer said that because I was going 20 over I have to go to traffic court with a rec...

I just got pulled over for going 80 in a 60 in Virginia and the officer said that because I was going 20 over I have to go to traffic court with a reckless driving. What am I in for bros? Am I screwed? And what should I do?

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Yeah, don't fricking speed in Virginia, they don't play with that shit.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      https://i.imgur.com/86fe1By.jpeg

      >Speeding in the most tyrannical state in the union, famous for their road pirate highwaymen

      I was in the passing lane trying to overtake a car with everyone else going 70 🙁

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Was the pig camping the median?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I'd hire a lawyer if I were you. I sat in on a few traffic courts and a second offence got some poor guy 30 days jail.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          It’s my first offense ever

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            get a traffic ticket lawyer. seriously. having traffic school is one thing, having a reckless on your record will jack up your insurance a metric shit ton.

            Keep in mind that ticket lawyers can't always get you off scot-free. you will still likely be on the hook for something on the ticket, but they can usually get it reduced and get certain charges dropped like the reckless. it's still worth it when you factor in the ticket lawyer and whatever you pay for the ticket in the end, it'll be cheaper than waiting for 3 years for it to disappear from your insurance record for your rates to normalize.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Since you were going the bare minimum of reckless driving and you were passing traffic, you might get lucky.
            According to google, you could be looking at jail time and a fine if the judge was having a bad day.

            I highly doubt you'd get jail time, but the fine looks like you'll be paying $500, and the reckless driving infraction will never be expunged from your record, so any more infractions from here on out will take that into consideration, also it would affect your insurance.

            Honestly, I would get a lawyer to get you out of the reckless driving charge.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >trying to overtake a car with everyone else going 70 🙁
        That's why you got the ticket dummy, what's so confusing? Hopefully 30 days in jail straightens you out.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        why were you trying to overtake cars going over the speed limit?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I'm guessing you're 16 years old and moronic.
        You should have been content with going with the flow of traffic if everyone was already going 10 over.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        So you were already over the speed limit and decided you needed to go faster, and you're whining and seething that you got caught being a fricking moronic homosexual?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      > Speeding
      > Serious offense

      OP tell them to go frick themselves. I speed everywhere. I have been driving 18 years without an accident. Meanwhile, there are little asian ladies hitting everything while driving 30mph. Tell them to focus on these morons or better yet, stop jacking off on the side of the highway for hours on end and deal with the rise in crime issue.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        It’s not a serious offense but VA is a bunch of dicks about it.

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >Speeding in the most tyrannical state in the union, famous for their road pirate highwaymen

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >living in dc's ass
    grim.

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Yeah get a lawyer that’s shit is fricked
    t. Va anon

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Also does depend on the judge. I just got my first bike ticket for 12 over in Va, went to court and judge said maybe get your Speedo checked and said just don’t get another in 6 months and you are good to go. Ended up with just court costs of 60 dollars instead of a major fricking from insurance and such.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Do what this anon said and lawyer up, or at the very least do a shit ton of research and try to get this reduced to a simple speeding ticket in court
      reckless driving for going 20 over is complete bullshit, especially if you have a reasonable alibi such as

      [...]
      I was in the passing lane trying to overtake a car with everyone else going 70 🙁

      also according to virginia code you shouldn't have gotten the ticket in the first place

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Idk dawg going 20 over sounds pretty reckless to me, 26 over is an automatic suspension in a lot of places

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          The fact it was a temporary speed-up for an overtake seems like a good way to argue against the reckless charge imo.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            If you have to speed up to overtake someone, you weren't going at an adequate speed to warrant overtaking them in the first place. Textbook aggressive driving.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >also according to virginia code you shouldn't have gotten the ticket in the first place

        This is likely accurate, speeding tickets not specifically based on conditions have been found to be illegal revenue generation in more states than just mine.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        are you a resident?
        not sure how its in your state, but in wi/il you go to court, and plead guilty.
        judge will usually issue you supervision, and sometimes a reduced fine.
        sometimes the cop wont show up, so its dismissed immediately.
        in most places, cops have a court day where they sit in court all day for their tickets. you can try rescheduling your court day last possible minute, half the time, the cop wont be available for the new date, and ticket will be dismissed.

        also is it really only 20 over for reckless driving in Virigina? how young are you? are you white? out of state?
        ive only been ticketed going 25 over, never required to attend court, each time i was actually going 30 over, but the cop saw that I was white, and didnt have to arrest or impound my car, and gave me a lower fine. one time the cop gave me a loud exhaust ticket because we went to the same high school.

        i drive past cops going 15-18 over all the time, they never go after me.

        https://i.imgur.com/I1nmxCs.jpeg

        I just got pulled over for going 80 in a 60 in Virginia and the officer said that because I was going 20 over I have to go to traffic court with a reckless driving. What am I in for bros? Am I screwed? And what should I do?

        another note for VA, 20 over is reckless driving, but so is anything over 80, so doing 80 in a 70 is also reckless driving. Getting it reduced to a regular speeding ticket is unlikely

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          This was raised to 85 this year

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            oh actually it was a couple years ago, this whole time i've been setting cruise control to 78

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      That shits fricked as in I’m fricked or it’s fricked up this happened to me?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous
        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Should I get a lawyer? Or just show up at court on my own? How serious is this and how likely is the judge to lower it from the misdemeanor to just a regular ticket?

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            https://www.greenspunlaw.com/faqs/reducing-a-reckless-driving-ticket-to-a-lesser-charge.cfm
            Getting it reduced to an improper driving sentence would be trivial if you got a lawyer, which just gets you a $500 fine and 3 points on your license for 3 years. A lawyer would also stand a very good chance of removing the points and ticket from your record given that you agree to take a driving safety course
            If you do it yourself, you might be able to get it reduced to improper driving but that'd be it
            In addition, you could realize that Virginia is a shit state and move somewhere else

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Thank you, do you have any advice for how I can find a good local lawyer?

            Also I can’t move for a while, I’m living with my dad while I work to save up money for law school, though it sounds like I’m gonna lose a good chunk of the money I saved.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >saving up for law school
            >regularly speeding by 20mph

            is this motherfricker for real

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            I don’t regularly speed though, I’m usually a pretty slow driver honestly I was just unlucky in where I was trying to overtake a car

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Virginia is run by pirates, disgusting pig mafia there. Frick this shithole of a state.

            Get a lawyer, don’t try to man up this. Though unlikely , you can technically go to jail for motherfricking nothing like speeding.

            Meanwhile cars getting stolen, homes getting broken into and prone getting mugged all around the state because fighting crime isn’t very profitable for them pigs.

            Also, pro tip, get out of this hellhole man.
            If you can’t, get the least interesting car you can find and drive in a total state of disgust, deprived of any joy.

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    FAFO especially in Virginia

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    are you a resident?
    not sure how its in your state, but in wi/il you go to court, and plead guilty.
    judge will usually issue you supervision, and sometimes a reduced fine.
    sometimes the cop wont show up, so its dismissed immediately.
    in most places, cops have a court day where they sit in court all day for their tickets. you can try rescheduling your court day last possible minute, half the time, the cop wont be available for the new date, and ticket will be dismissed.

    also is it really only 20 over for reckless driving in Virigina? how young are you? are you white? out of state?
    ive only been ticketed going 25 over, never required to attend court, each time i was actually going 30 over, but the cop saw that I was white, and didnt have to arrest or impound my car, and gave me a lower fine. one time the cop gave me a loud exhaust ticket because we went to the same high school.

    i drive past cops going 15-18 over all the time, they never go after me.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >sometimes the cop wont show up, so its dismissed immediately.
      Kek I got t-boned once when some guy ran a stop sign. He was charged with reckless and hired a lawyer for it. VA too. That motherfricker rescheduled twice, forcing me to come back to court each time, almost a year apart. The last time the officer didn't even remember me or the case. I jogged his memory and the guy and his lawyer ended up pleading guilty anyway.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I’m a resident, I just moved here

      The fact it was a temporary speed-up for an overtake seems like a good way to argue against the reckless charge imo.

      Is it a mistake then that I didn’t tell the officer that? When he asked me if I had a reason to speed I just said no because I figured I’d just pay the ticket and move on from it, I’d never imagine going 20 over would automatically require traffic court. My parents just always told me to say you had no excuse and take responsibility

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Virginia traffic cops are already insanely ticket-happy, blatantly "admitting" that you didn't NEED to speed just sealed the deal
        Next time, don't admit guilt and/or never interact with cops in the first place
        >captcha: kys

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        you dont admit to anything
        cop asks you why you were speeding
        you answer
        >I was going the speed limit.
        never admin fault
        cops asks you how many beers youve had
        you always answer,
        >i did not drink any beers
        even if you are too drunk to stand straight
        a good lawyer can always get you off, as long as you never admin guilt.
        your parents are morons who never dealt with cops.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >cops asks you how many beers youve had
          >you always answer,
          >>i did not drink any beers
          Question, what if you did have beers, but you are completely positive that you are under the legal limit?
          The officer asks if you've had anything to drink, you say no, and he breathalyzes you anyway, and finds some amount under the legal limit. What happens then?
          What if he pulled you over for speeding, but was interested in getting a DUI? Would he turn what would be a warning into a ticket, since you lied? And if you told the truth about just one beer, would he be more lenient?

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            keep your goddamn trap shut until the pig breathalyzes you or makes you run field sobriety tests

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            This happened to me. I was coming home from a concert, after midnight, got caught doing 80 in a 55. My own damn fault, I forgot where the speed trap was. He asked if I'd had anything to drink, I said truthfully that I'd had two beers about 4 hours prior. Had to do a sobriety test and breathalyzer, blew 0.0. He ended up knocking down the speed on the ticket by like 10 mph for being truthful.

            Bottom line, it worked out fine for me but I would absolutely take the other anon's advice in the future and say no if I know I'm 100% well under the limit.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            You can be charged with DUI while under the limit if you fail to pass the field sobriety tests

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            this is my biggest fear. i don't drink but i've got hip problems so I don't trust my ability to do the balance tests. my best bet is the eye-tracking test or straight up requesting the breathalyzer

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >You can be charged with DUI while under the limit if you fail to pass the field sobriety tests
            That's why you never consent to field sobriety tests.
            Hell, if you are above the legal limit, you don't consent to a breathalyzer either. Because not consenting to a breathalyzer suspends your license, but a DUI charge suspends your license and a fine AND MORE.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I just want to let you know that saying "I was going 20mph over because I was overtaking" is literally admitting to going 20 over. That is a really dumb approach here.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Well it sure sounds like you're taking responsibility so your parents will be proud at least. Seriously though I'm 95% sure that making an overtake is not considered an acceptable reason to exceed the speed limit anyway so it's not likely that it would've made a difference. You probably should've tried at least. Most cops don't actually want to ruin people's day and they'll look for an excuse to help you out if you give them one.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          cops that give out speeding tickets, on the other hand, deliberately go out of their way to ruin people's days

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            True I'm also thinking small town cops. I've never been pulled over outside the county I was born in.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Bro you're not supposed to say anything to cops. Use the 5th ammendment.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >Bro you're not supposed to say anything to cops. Use the 5th amendment.
          You have to give them your name, DOB, and place of residence but that's it. You're not required to tell them anything beyond that.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      It's VA, so yeaaaa buddy. You can sort-of-kind-of frick about but if they get ya over 80 - you're extra extra kinda fricked.

      Fun fact - since radar detectors are illegal, cops that sit and clock blast their Ka bands for miles and you just pull the plug and slow the hell down the second your detector goes off from Ka band. Works like a damn charm every damn time!

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    maybe you should leave on time so you aren't hurrying and can just crooooze

    The fact it was a temporary speed-up for an overtake seems like a good way to argue against the reckless charge imo.

    >already going 10 over (which is enough for a ticket) to overtake
    >proceeds to go another 10 over

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      why is the speed limit so fricking low anyway? 100 mph should be like the general for anything not a neighborhood.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Do you live in America? If so, why the frick would you want the braindead women, immigrants, and shitskins glued to their phones to be able to drive faster??

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          it'll be funny

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Too many moronic Npc drivers (mostly women and gays)

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I got a reckless in 2011ish, took it to court no lawyer and talked the judge down to paying the ticket and court fees but having it not on my record or reported to insurance. There's some word for this but I've forgotten.
    This was Flawduh tho, Virginia is the worst state for car stuff. Good luck, OP.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Deferred adjudication is what they call it here in TX

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Lawyer. It'll hurt, but he'll probably keep reckless driving off your record which will save you money in the long run. And never speed in Virginia. I assume you're new to the area or were just passing through. We have the most militant anti-driver laws in the country. Worse than California. The cops will throw you in jail for speeding. It's not a meme.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >Worse than California.

      CA probably has the best driving in the country.

      Routinely do100 mph on i5 with CHP not even giving a frick

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    if everyone's going the speed limit, there's no one to pass

    kys gay

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >if everyone's going the speed limit, there's no one to pass
      >just add yet another unnecessary lane to deal with the unnecessary congestion
      >Just kidding! I'm going to boomerblock that passing lane too
      >I'm going to block all the lanes so you'll notice me
      >Please notice me
      Some people use roads to travel, some use roads to be a boomer.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        you don't get to speed just cause you're going somewhere far away, you moronic Black person

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          i travel at a speed that i'm comfortable with, while also ensuring that i can easily avoid any potential roadblocks, bad drivers, or other dangers that i may encounter on the road save for a lightning strike
          most of the time that means driving 20 mph above the speed limit on roads with intersections and whatever speed my tires can handle on the highway

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Don't even talk to that buffon. They're just baiting you. People who go exactly the speed limit are zommer ricers and low functioning spergs with no life.

            Frick normies, bro, just cruise how you like.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            I'm not even talking about "exactly the speed limit." In OP's example, everyone was already 10mph above the posted speed limit. In that case, there's no legal speed left to accelerate to. Everyone was eligible for a ticket, but OP stupidly drew attention to himself and invited a ticket

            i travel at a speed that i'm comfortable with, while also ensuring that i can easily avoid any potential roadblocks, bad drivers, or other dangers that i may encounter on the road save for a lightning strike
            most of the time that means driving 20 mph above the speed limit on roads with intersections and whatever speed my tires can handle on the highway

            And this is why you deserve your ticket/jail time

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            It’s ok I don’t mind burning your cornea with my brights placed directly into your side/rear mirror. I’ve noticed an uptick in people in the middle lane honking at you morons too because you’re putting them in danger when you refuse to yield to others in the passing lane.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            based and correct, there's nothing the haters here can do but stare at our taillights and angrily type on their phones in traffic

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Damn! America sucks. Mid UK here. I was doing 80 in a 50 at midnight last week and drove past the police; they didn't even bother turning around. Again, I was doing 50 in a 40, the police got behind me and then sped past after 10 seconds without a care in the world.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      80kph=49.9mph
      50kph=31mph
      Yeah, that's more than 15mph over any posted US speed limit which could be just enough for a reckless driving ticket.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        We use MPH not KPH. The UK is mixed metric & imperial.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Depends on the state since the USA has States' rights. Shitholes like Virginia will unironically jail people for speeding on highways at speeds as if it's still the 1950s, while others have highways where semi-trucks going 75mph are the slowest traffic with the a lot of the rest of traffic flying by at 90+. Texas has 85mph speed limits while a lot of the tax-happy Northeast shitholes still have 65mph speed limits.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >Texas has 85mph speed limits
        if you're not going above 90 in a 65 then you oughta stick to the access roads pardner

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Texas has 85 mph speed limits because the state is huge and it would take forever to travel across it otherwise.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          No, it has 85 mph speed limits because every driver goes at least that speed whenever they can. If anything, it serves as a warning for slow drivers in the state to stop blocking traffic

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Well old chap, your 50 is our pedestrians and your 80 is our school zone speed limits.

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I’ll drive 6 extra hours to avoid that state all together.

    Virginia is THE WORST state east of the Rockies.

  13. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I did the same with an NC license. Automatic 6 month suspension. I’d start making friends with people with cars or getting used to stinky Black folk on public transportation, friend.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      They suspended your license for 6 months for going 20 over the limit? Were you drunk or something or have you gotten a 100 other tickets? There has to be something else there that’s crazy.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Was cited in Kentucky. Found out a year later when I got back home that my license was suspended and I’d been driving without one for a few months. Even got to participate in a humiliation ritual where I got to beg a dmv appeal officer for a temporary license to which the Black person denied me.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I got pulled for 100 in a 45 and got a warning in Charlotte. lawl

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        It was a good ol’ boy in Louisville. Made sure he understood he didn’t appreciate an out of towner disrespecting his roads :^)

  14. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    https://law.lis.virginia.gov/vacode/title46.2/chapter8/section46.2-862/
    >20+ over OR in excess of 85 regardless of limit = reckless
    https://law.lis.virginia.gov/vacode/title46.2/chapter8/section46.2-868/
    >Every person convicted of reckless driving under the provisions of this article is guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor.
    https://law.lis.virginia.gov/vacode/title18.2/chapter1/section18.2-11/
    >max 1 year of jail and/or $2,500 fine
    >min $250 fine

  15. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >two lane road going 5 under
    >eventually splits to three and I take the middle lane and send it
    >find out its slow because a cop was in the right lane and the gay in the left lane was too scared to overtake
    >figure it's too late to b***h out so I commit to 10 over to pass everyone
    >don't get weewoo'd
    >look in mirror and see other drivers growing balls and overtaking
    NM cops are bipolar, I would've gotten a ticket if this happened in another county but this particular cop was probably thinking the left lane hog was a b***h too.

  16. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Okay anon, VA resident who also got a reckless driving ticket. Get a lawyer and he will talk it down to speeding, pay the fine and be done.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I just read the rest of the thread, ignore the fear mongering. Assuming you don't have a ridiculous history you will be fine. The judges are generally not trying to frick someone with a reckless, especially since you were at the bare minimum for reckless.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I just read the rest of the thread, ignore the fear mongering. Assuming you don't have a ridiculous history you will be fine. The judges are generally not trying to frick someone with a reckless, especially since you were at the bare minimum for reckless.

      Ok thanks a ton, I’ll try to find a local lawyer tomorrow to set up a consultation. How much did it end up costing you?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Lawyer was a few hundred. Ticket/court cost ended up being like $120 total.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          That’s not too bad, you’d still recommend getting a lawyer though? Even if the lawyer fees were much more than the actual fine?

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Not that anon but it's a crapshoot because lawyers and judges are people and everyone does things differently.
            Personally I'd go to court by myself in a button-up and khakis, admit wrongdoing, apologize, mention that I was exactly at the minimum speed for reckless, say I'll be more mindful of my actions in the future, and ask for leniency.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            The lawyer spoke to the cop to have them reduce it to speeding. So yeah

  17. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    What’s the most driver friendly state I can move to that has the least amount of black people and is not a barren wasteland full of cornfields?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Vermont

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Alaska.
      It's a barren wasteland full of ice, you are welcome.

  18. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I had my license suspended for 3 months because of exactly that. It's the only state I've driven in where going 20 over the limit is viewed as such a horrible crime.

  19. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Incarcerationl isn't that bad.

    Sleep well.

  20. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    You absolutely need to lawyer up for a reckless driving charge. If you don’t your premiums will literally triple.

  21. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >he sped in VA
    stupid game played, stupid prize won. moron.

  22. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    hire a ticket lawyer.
    they'll get you a better plea.
    every 85mph+ ticket I've gotten was removed completely, or lowered to a $125 non moving violation fine.
    insurance not affected.

  23. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I'm driving from NC to Columbus OH on Friday and aside from the $5 tolls on I-77 in WV, driving through VA is the part I'm most nervous about.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Why are you nervous? Simply obey the law and you'll be fine. Surely you aren't so mentally undeveloped that you can't resist the urge to speed for a couple hours.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        bootlicker

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >RRREEEEAAAGGHHHHHHH YOU NEEEEEEEEEEED TO ACT LIKE A Black person AT ALL TIMES OR YOU'RE A BOOTLICKERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            cope

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >He ended up knocking down the speed on the ticket by like 10 mph for being truthful.
      Radar up, be ready to unplug it as soon as it yells Ka band, or just don't do over 10 over through this nazi state

  24. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    >Should have been "I did not notice"
    Shit advice because this just admitting to being reckless.

  25. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    holy shit i didnt know VA was this bad.
    i briefly drove trough it after mostly hanging out in WV.
    i must have gotten lucky cuase i was going 80-90 there the whole time

  26. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Try to make it not reckless. negotiate with the prosecuter. It was clear day and you had perfect vision. Road was good. All others were going 70.you were in hurry to xx yyy but you still did not do 100.

  27. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    back in the '80s during the age of 55 mph speed limits my mother used to deliver data tapes in the Philadelphia area. the highway she usually took to get to work in the morning had a notorious PHP officer in an unmarked car who would camp out by the side of the road and hunt down all speeders like the Terminator. they called him Old Brownie because of the color of his unmarked car.

  28. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Going 20+ MPH over a posted limit / over 80 MPH in general is a misdemeanor offense in VA. Just take it on the chin and keep your car out of the “criminal record” zone in the future.

  29. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I have a similar issue (except that it's totally on me). Last year (17, just got my license) I was in the middle of breaking ties with my ex-gf. Was having a genuine meltdown in my car for some reason and started using my phone in traffic (a 17yo moron being moronic). Got caught by a female cop and I did everything wrong (emotionally distraught in a childlike way), now I've got court on may 9th that decides whether or not I keep my license. I'm totally moronic. Never got any other tickets before or after though, any way I can reduce the sentence a little?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Lawyer and stop being a child

  30. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Skip the lawyer, apologise, *give no excuses* and agree with the judge.

  31. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >went to court today for doing 54 in a 25
    >spoke with prosecutor
    >able to talk my fine down to only $280

    He couldn't do anything about the points as my license is from another state but I really expected to pay no less than $400. I asked what he could do and he said he could either lower the speed with a higher fine or keep the speed and lower the fine, I opted for the lower fine and he said "How's $250+ $30 fee sound" and I jumped on it. Fricking stoked the fine was so low.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      For context the state I'm in only does super speeder for 80+, so I pay my fine and be done with it.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Speeding sure seems to cost a lot of extra time and money in the end, even with you pretending you got a good deal. Almost like it wasn't worth the 5 minutes you shaved off your commute.

  32. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Had this happen to me in Virginia a few years back.

    Easiest option was to pay a traffic lawyer $400. Clean driving record, so they got it reduced to "traffic school"; which I took online in like 30 minutes. Plus, I didn't have to actually go to court.

    No points, no conviction, and no insurance increase.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >$400
      being a traffic court lawyer must be suffering.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I bet they do 3-4 cases a day, 90% of which are probably as good as a word track and not pissing off the judge

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Yeah. It wasn't much compared to what a ticket and court fees would cost, in addition to having to take off from work. Pretty sure they came up with the price after concluding it was an easy case.

        I think I could've gotten the same results if I went to court instead, but that would cost me more due to the time off. Assuming most of their cases are like that, and they do a few per day, it's not a bad gig.

  33. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    The government is a piece of shit, more news at 11.

  34. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Just get one of these and never have to deal with pigs again

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous
      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        you forgot to make mississippi red
        but yeah, if you enjoy driving like a non-geriatric person then you should fight for better laws or leave VA

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >2020
          Oh shit, my condolences. VA has had this on the books since the 60s.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        man I grew up here and it's got some of the worst nanny laws and some of the worst conservacuck laws.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        man I grew up here and it's got some of the worst nanny laws and some of the worst conservacuck laws.

        Virginia has the worst of the conservative laws and the worst of the liberal laws.

        >Murdering a baby up to 6 months old:
        Perfectly fine

        >Weed
        Yeah, it's fine, just weed.

        >20 over the limit on a perfectly nice empty highway
        SON, YOU ARE GOING TO JAIL RIGHT NOW

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          I never hear people saying Virginia drivers are bad at driving though to be fair. Meanwhile MD, PA and NY drivers all get sterotyped as bad drivers especially when they appear in any of the rest of the states.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            VA's low speed limits are only annoying if you're doing nothing but highway driving. And who the frick wants to spend time on the highway when VA has amazing back roads?

            Va drivers outside of NOVA are pretty good. Not very fast drivers, but good to drive around. And to be somewhat fair to MD drivers, they get a lot better once you're away from the DC to Baltimore corridor.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I drive with one all the time, just throw it on the ground if you think you've been clocked.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        And you learn to pull it as soon as it smells bacon, avoid driving outside of a pack, and generally get a feel for the type of road you're driving. on all 2-laner loner stretches, they sit behind long crests and pew pew via mounted car equipment that gives you absolutely all the time in the world to react and pull your detector/toss it under your seat.

  35. 1 month ago
    s10fag

    cuck state

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      stay out of the passing lane slowpoke, i went 140 mph on a relatively empty stretch of highway today
      if you don't regularly go 100+ mph then you don't know what it's like to drive a car the way it's meant to be driven

      • 1 month ago
        s10fag

        Not even fords new 7.3 has the power to tow your mom to triple digit speeds

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          yes my car has 670 horsepower what of it

  36. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Do you live in VA? Do you ever plan to go back there? Does your home state extradite for speeding (not all of them do).
    If the answers for these questions were all "No", then just forget about it lmao.

  37. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    VA gay here

    Basically you can ask for calibration records, cop training records, etc. it will not matter. You won’t be taken seriously unless you have a lawyer. The time I defended myself the judge started b***hing these requests were wasting everyone’s time and she knew he was trained.

  38. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    lulz.
    https://jalopnik.com/never-speed-in-virginia-lessons-from-my-three-days-in-1613604053

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      This is actually fricking scary. I feel like speeding is a victimless crime and jail time is the wrong punishment. Only if you actually hit someone...
      On the other hand, does jail time actually deter speeding?

  39. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    You deserve it tbh
    I have never gone over the speed limit in my life, except when using sirens
    Just learn to respect the law

  40. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Run. That said, I've been eye-ball pulled by and undercover before, but ain't no way he could prove I was doing even 80, so I got off easy.

  41. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Glad i left this shit state years ago. I had a state trooper pull me for tint by making a u-turn in the middle of a busy intersection almost causing a crash to pull me over in VB. Not to mention the VBPD that rolled 6 deep on me at town center for my other car at 35% tint with my windows down.

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