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My grandson received a reckless driving summons in Dinwiddie

Hi , my grandson received a reckless driving summons in Dinwiddie VA. He needs to take the 12 hour RADAP class and return to court December 1 .

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Zoey, JD

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I got a driving ticket in NV 484B.653 M RECKLESS DRIVING and

I got a driving ticket in NV 484B.653 M RECKLESS DRIVING and need a consultation. I live in CA and while going to Las Vegas for the first time (the speed sign was 75, but traffic was going 85-90), and I was going with the traffic all the way till I decided to switch to a diamond line, which, to my surprise, was completely empty. In a little while the car came speeding behind me and I felt threatened with a speed it was approaching me, the car came up very close to me and I felt that the distance was riskily close for the 85-90 we were going, so I simply speed up to make a bigger space between us and start looking into switching lines to get out of the speeding car way, but when I manage to switch lines, the tail-gated car switch right behind me and turned on his blinking light and I realize that I was actually been trying to run over by the police. I feel it is totally unfair ticket, but because I live in CA to fight it would take a lot of time and resources, but I also don't want a misdemeanor on my record. And I would like to know how to ask the judge to change the misdemeanor (reckless driving) into a simple speeding ticket. Please advise.

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Law Educator, Esq.

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I was the victim of a road rage incident Sunday 9/11 by a

I was the victim of a road rage incident Sunday 9/11 by a tax cab driver in which he purposefully hit my car doing over $3000 damages. Police officer came upon aftermath of the scene 2 minutes after and filed a police report. Man charged with reckless driving and unsafe movement. Man followed me after I left the scene in fear of my life with my 4 yr old child screaming in the back seat as had rammed my car into the curb and pinned us so we couldn't move. Rolled down his window cursing in arabic or something calling me a "bitch" and I thought he might have gun so when light change to green a gunned the gas pedal and drove 500 feet to entrance of sub-division and blocked entrance so he couldn't follow me. Cop came upon scene 30 seconds later.Can I sue the taxi cab driver if the company on tape admits the driver being a contractor for them? Sue the driver too? There were no injuries thank god. This happened in Apex NC.

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I got a wreckless driving charge in 1999 even though my cop

I got a wreckless driving charge in 1999 even though my cop did not show up to court there was no injury, no accident or no property damage. I have not had a traffic ticket since 2001. Is there anything they can do to re-open my case? I am free to serve alcohol at work if I need to? Because of log term identity theft I am having a lot of problems as well as being an extortion victim. I am in between jobs and really need the work.

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Dwayne B.

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I was recently involved in a car accident because I was

Hi there. I was recently involved in a car accident because I was sleep driving. But the police has given me a text while driving record.... which is not true... I have the phone bill that clearly state that I wasn't using my phone for any matters, and I don't have a habit of using my phone during that time (way to work). So I was wondering how should I defend myself at court? If I said I was sleep driving, can they give me a new ticket for that? Thanks! I live in MASS btw.JA: Because traffic laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: MassachusettesJA: Do you need to appear in court?Customer: It's not a criminal ticket.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: How much do you charge for the lawyer??JA: I'm not sure of the exact price, but there's only a $5 deposit. The rest of the price information will be on the page I send you to.Customer: Ok then.

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Dwayne B.

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I was recently pulled over by a Placer County Sheriff and

I was recently pulled over by a Placer County Sheriff and issued a traffic ticket for (1) horn(blasting) and (2) unsafe pass(on the right). The incident happened after I was passed by that same car on the right and then he cut in front of me and hit his brakes. I had to slam on my brakes (hard as I could) to avoid hitting him. He then kept hitting his brakes and flipping me off out his window, so I retaliated. Then I drove approx. 15 miles down the road and was pulled over by the Sheriff. As it turns out the 2nd car back was an off duty cop who had me ticketed. The off duty cop said he videoed me on his phone.Question: Is it legal for him to video me (while driving) and is it legal for him to use the video as evidence?Then 4 days later I got a letter from the Sheriff's office: an amended citation. They added (1) slowing vehicle on highway and(2) reckless driving.The reckless driving really pisses me off and I want that to go away.I haven't had any tickets in over 20 years (speeding) and want to keep my record clean. I know I shouldn't have done what I did but it's the old football player scenario of who got caught throwing the 2nd punch.I want to fight this ticket ( I am 62 yrs old, absolutely no wrecks and very safe and cautious driver ).I also noticed only one signature on the ticket. Can an off duty cop give me a ticket using a ticket from the cop who pulled me over and the off duty cop sign the ticket and use his badge # ?Help!!!Thx, Steve

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CalAttorney2

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I live on New Mexico. I was involved in a rear end collision

I live on New Mexico. I was involved in a rear end collision with minor injuries. (The person received chiropractic care afterwards). I was issued a citation for careless driving. Now I'm being sued for punitive damages and the suit sites (reckless driving, which indicates willful and wonton disregard). But since I was only cited for careless driving due to inattention do they still have a basis for punitive damages? Thanks.

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Loren

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My buddy got a ticket because he was driving on norco a pain

my buddy got a ticket for DUI because he was driving on norco a pain killer .he did hit a puddle and slide off the road which brought the police.the thing is he takes norco because he has 2 knee replacemnts and 1 current hip replacement . so it prescribed . .we live in will county illinios .The county lowered the charge to reckless driving if he takes dui classes .Which he is doing .however . as it states on the bottles of medicine do not operate machinery . how can he drive in the future without getting another ticket as his doctors sees him still taking these pills in the near future ...thanks for your help

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AttyHeather

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I tapped someone with my car in the city. They seemed to be

I tapped someone with my car in the city. They seemed to be fine and walked off, but I was unable to exchange information because the light changed. I did not go back to find them after driving away. What should I do next?

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