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Speeding Ticket in Fairfax County Reduce to Defective Equipment

September 2023

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

Jeremy S. Letnick

Jeremy Letnick is in the courtroom daily. Raised by both an attorney and a Fairfax County Police Officer, Mr. Letnick has been exposed to the intricate workings of both sides of the legal system his entire life.  His focus is criminal law and traffic law.  As result, he has the distinction of regularly appearing in the courts of Northern Virginia and consistently appears in front of the Judges and routinely works with the Prosecutors and Police Officers.  He has handled thousands of cases ranging from simple speeding tickets to robbery and manslaughter charges.  Mr. Letnick's ultimate goal is to make the client's court experience as stress-free as possible while pursuing the client's objectives.  Mr. Letnick is a second-degree black belt and takes the respectful position that everyone should stand up for themselves in Court and in life. George Mason University, B.A. 2004Thomas M. Cooley School of Law, J.D. 2008Certificate of Merit “Book Award”:Trial SkillsAlternative Dispute ResolutionForensic ScienceFairfax Bar AssociationPrince William Bar Association

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