Speeding Ticket in Fairfax County Reduce to Defective Equipment
Client was charged with speeding at 74mph in a 55mph zone on Route 28. They were on their way back from a computer store shopping for a new laptop for college when the Fairfax County Police Officer stopped them. Our client told the officer where they were coming from and that they were simply going home.
Client retained our law firm to minimize points and avoid insurance complications. It was recommended they take a defensive driving course and to provide their admissions letter to college so we could show the Judge. We appeared for their case and they did not need to appear since they were now off to college by this point
After our argument the Judge agreed to lower the charge to Defective Equipment under Virginia Code §46.2-1003. This reduced offense is a no-point non-moving violation in Virginia. Defective Equipment typically pertains to vehicles driven with a tail light out or some other vehicle defect unrelated to a person's driving (hence non-moving violation). Since the Virginia DMV does not assess points for this offense we like to argue to the Judge for a reduction to Defective Equipment to preserve our client's driving record.
Practice area(s): Speeding / Traffic Ticket
Court: Fairfax County General District Court