Staunton Speeding Ticket Lawyer: Staunton has two general district courts. One is the Staunton General District Court; the second is the Augusta County General District Court. For Speeding tickets that means that the charged motorist cannot just go to the general district Court in Staunton; he or she needs to know which court.
A motorist in Staunton can receive a speeding ticket from a number of law enforcement agencies such as the Augusta County Sheriff’s Department, the Staunton Police Department, and the Virginia State Police. Many people fail to distinguish between speeding tickets and reckless driving by speed. That is a mistake as the reckless driving is not just a traffic charge; it is also a crime. If convicted of reckless driving by speed one ends up with a permanent criminal record. As quoted in my book, The Shocking Truth about Reckless Driving By Speed in Virginia, I often get calls like:
“Mr. Keefer can you please help me. I had a speeding ticket in Virginia a year ago. It
was charged as Reckless Driving by Speed and I did not realize the significance. I was
convicted in my absence and later paid a fine. They also suspended my driver’s privileges in Virginia, but that was not a big deal since I don’t live in Virginia. However, I am now a finalist for a very high paying job. Well, let me put it this way, I was a finalist.” (At this point the man’s voice choked up and he was obviously starting to cry).
“Yesterday, a couple private investigators hired by this company sat me down and told me that I was no longer under consideration for this job for lying on my application. I asked them what they were talking about. They told me that I had marked ‘no’ in the box for criminal record, when in fact I had been convicted of the Class 1 misdemeanor “Reckless Driving” in Virginia. I tried to explain that I had no idea- I was just speeding. Not only was I told I was no longer under consideration for this job that would pay me an excess of $100,000 a year, but I was escorted out of the building by these investigators like some sort of criminal! Can you please do anything for
me to remove this from my record?”
Unfortunately, the answer is no. Once the appeal period has run the conviction is final.
If you have been arrested for reckless driving, or any crime, call Bob right now at 540.433.6906 for your FREE, no obligation case evaluation by telephone. That number is manned 24 hours a day, seven days a week by human operators.