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Old 02-24-2013, 08:14 AM   #1
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Speeding ticket Near Lexington, VA. Need a local traffic attorney?

I was driving, 79mph on I-81 South near Lexington, VA two weeks ago. The speed limit posted is 70mph and I was pulled over and given a ticket for 79/70 by a VA trooper. I live in Maryland and have clean record at least for the past 5 years. I would like to keep the record clean so as not to up my insurance rates. In MD, in the past I would go to a traffic court to plead guilty with explanations and would get points reduced but pay court fees and fines. Does it work the same in Lexington, VA? Or should I hire a local traffic attorney who will fix the speeding ticket for me? Any local attorneys you would recommend?

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Old 02-24-2013, 08:25 AM   #2
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va points should not appear on your MD license......i got a dui in wv that never appeared on VA license!
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Old 02-25-2013, 06:55 AM   #3
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Call the number on the ticket, or the court house. Ask them if there is a way to keep the infraction off your record for insurance purposes. A lot of states will let you take "Deferred Adjudication" for a certain period of time, and so long as you do not get another infraction in that time you pay the infraction fee plus some court fees and the infraction never shows up on your record. Paying an attorney will just cost you even more money for basically the same results.
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Old 02-25-2013, 08:03 AM   #4
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Get an attorney

Your first instincts were correct...you need a lawyer.

Several lawyers will send you letters in the mail as soon as your violation makes it to the public records; but an inmate here with a good reference would be better. IGNORE ANYONE who tries to tell you that you do not need a lawyer.
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Old 02-25-2013, 03:23 PM   #5
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Your first instincts were correct...you need a lawyer.

Several lawyers will send you letters in the mail as soon as your violation makes it to the public records; but an inmate here with a good reference would be better. IGNORE ANYONE who tries to tell you that you do not need a lawyer.

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Old 02-25-2013, 03:28 PM   #6
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If you care about it that much, you better get a lawyer, they can make this problem go away, for a price of course. However, I might throw out there that if you do nothing, and pay the stupid thing, the odds that your insurance is going to increase from getting one speeding ticket for 9 over in another state are pretty low. They probably won't even ever know about it.
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Old 02-25-2013, 03:55 PM   #7
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I'm surprised 79/70 and you got a ticket? Did you flip him off or something?
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Old 02-25-2013, 04:01 PM   #8
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I'm surprised 79/70 and you got a ticket? Did you flip him off or something?
MD tags in Lexington VA???? Cop was looking for a drug bust not a speeding ticket.
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Old 02-25-2013, 04:13 PM   #9
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Nah, I was driving a BUICK SUV trailering two bikes! I was very surprised to get a ticket for 9 mph over the posted speed limit.
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Old 02-25-2013, 04:18 PM   #10
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Nah, I was driving a BUICK SUV trailering two bikes! I was very surprised to get a ticket for 9 mph over the posted speed limit.

u know them bikers are always drunk and high.....cmon man.
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Old 02-25-2013, 04:34 PM   #11
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Let me get this right...
You WERE doing 79 in a 70 and that's what the ticket is for?
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Old 02-25-2013, 05:40 PM   #12
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The cop may have done you a favor..... 80 and over is reckless driving in VA no matter what the speed limit. Hope you get it worked out.
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Old 02-25-2013, 06:56 PM   #13
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The cop may have done you a favor..... 80 and over is reckless driving in VA no matter what the speed limit. Hope you get it worked out.
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and the OP admitted his guilt here......no lawyer is going to like to hear that. Just pay the ticket via mail and forget it.
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Old 02-26-2013, 08:48 AM   #14
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and the op admitted his guilt here......no lawyer is going to like to hear that. Just pay the ticket via mail and forget it.
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Old 02-27-2013, 03:24 PM   #15
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and the OP admitted his guilt here......no lawyer is going to like to hear that. Just pay the ticket via mail and forget it.
I knew some clueless responses would come. GET AN ATTORNEY.
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