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Unauthorized Inspection Sticker Dismissed in Loudoun County

June 2020

Client was stopped on the Dulles Road in Loudoun County for a minor traffic violation.  Unbeknownst to our client, he was driving a vehicle with an illegal inspection sticker.  He had gotten his vehicle inspected at a local gas station and it appeared that they either unintentionally or intentionally put on a fake inspection sticker that had previously belonged to another vehicle.  The client was surprised to learn that an Unauthorized Inspection Sticker ticket issued pursuant to Virginia Code § 46.2-1173 is a Class 1 Misdemeanor. We had our client fix the issue and get a proper inspection sticker installed on the vehicle.  We appeared with the client in the Loudoun County General District Court and explained to the prosecutor that our client was unaware that the inspection sticker was fake and, in any event, that the issue was resolved.  The prosecutor agreed to dismiss the charge and our client avoided a Misdemeanor conviction.  The statute makes it clear that the person must "knowingly" possess a fictitious or counterfeit inspection sticker which makes sense given we entrust our vehicles to a service station without any clue about whether or not we are receiving a valid inspection sticker.  

Practice area(s): Speeding / Traffic Ticket

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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