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Lawyer's Assistant: Because education law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?

Virginia

Lawyer's Assistant: Do you need to appear in court?

Yes

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Traffic Lawyer: Expert James, Lawyer replied 7 months ago
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Traffic Lawyer: Expert James, Lawyer replied 7 months ago

If you look at the citation, does it include a statute number, the basis of which the citation was issued?

What, exactly, has the officer written on it?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
he has written nothing else on the summons the only other number i see on the ticket is 46.2-859
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
he has written nothing else on the ticket, the only other number i see on the ticket is 46.2=859
Traffic Lawyer: Expert James, Lawyer replied 7 months ago

Yes, I got your response. I am preparing my answer now. Note that each time you respond, your question goes to the bottom of the list of questions, causing you more delay. Your patience is appreciated.

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Traffic Lawyer: Expert James, Lawyer replied 7 months ago

Sorry for the delay, and thank you for your patience. Your answer is below. When you get your answers, you will be asked to give a rating - 4 or 5 stars are appreciated. This is important because this is how I credit for doing my job. Don't worry, you can still ask related follow-up questions even after you've given a rating. Thank you!

ANSWER: This is a reckless driving offense, Class 1 misdemeanor. That comes along with criminal penalties. The fine can be up to $2500.

Note that there are other potential penalties that can be imposed, including possible jail time of up to 1 year, suspension of your license, and or demerits on your driving record. Note that these are only "potential" penalties. That means the law allows for them, but not necessarily that these will be imposed on you. I just wanted you to be aware, so you aren't surprised.

It would be ideal to seek a less serious, non-criminal penalty under 46.2-844, which would only come with a fine of up to $250. You should talk to your lawyer about how that might be pursued. Ultimately it will depend on the perceived danger to the riders under the circumstances that existed at the time of the event that led to the citation.

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Traffic Lawyer: Expert James, Lawyer replied 7 months ago

Do you see my response, above?

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