My violation is speeding 82 in a 65. What is the likely outcome of the required court appearance? In my experience, you would likely get a conviction of SOMETHING. However, you may be able to get it reduced to something LESS than what it is by speaking to the prosecutor yourself and seeking a PLEA (to something less). What you have now can get you a suspended privilege in NC, which will likely result in your PA license also being suspended due to reciprocity rules:
§ 20‑16. Authority of Division to suspend license.
(a) The Division shall have authority to suspend the license of any operator with or without a preliminary hearing upon a showing by its records or other satisfactory evidence that the licensee:
(10) Has been convicted of operating a motor vehicle at a speed in excess of 75 miles per hour on a public road or highway where the maximum speed is less than 70 miles per hour;
If you can plea to something such as, going 74 mph in that 65 mph zone, rather than just pleading to the 82, you can avoid the possibility of suspension. Either plea will get you 3 points or the PA equivalent, typically.
Would the outcome be better if I appeared in person or have a proxy on my behalf? Yes, if you don't appear, you may be less able to effectively request either an amended charge - unless you have a lawyer that can communicate with the prosecutor and seek to enter this plea without you being present (which would be nice, so you don't have to do that traveling). (I am not confident at all that the court would even allow you to have a non-lawyer represent you by proxy).
I hope this helps.Let me know if you need follow up!
Already Tried: nothing. the ticket was issued yesterday. I live in Pennsylvania.
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