Case Results: Speeding Ticket

Good Outcome for High Speed Case with Bad Driving Record

Speeding Ticket

Samantha Upton represented a client with a poor driving record charged with driving over 30 m.p.h. over the speed limit. Even though the officer was able to prove the case in court, Samantha was able to convince the Judge to reduce the Reckless Driving Class 1 Misdemeanor (30+ m.p.h. over the speed limit) to a lower speed speeding ticket with only a $150 fine.

Sussex County Va Speeding Charge Reduced

Speeding Ticket

Samantha Upton represented a client charged with Speeding for driving 52 mph in a 35 mph zone though Waverly, Virginia in Sussex County. After consulting with the client, Ms. Upton advised her to get a speedometer calibration and was able to have the charge reduced to a non-moving, no-points violation. The client avoided a moving violation and any consequences with their insurance without having to appear in Court.

Prince George VA Out Of State Driver Charge Reduced Without Appearing in Court

Speeding Ticket

Samantha Upton represented a client charged with Speeding for driving 80 mph in a 70 mph in Prince George County Virginia. The client, a resident of New Jersey, was able to have their charge reduced to Defective Equipment without having to return to Virginia for Court.

Emporia Va Speeding 19 MPH Over Limit Charge Reduced

Speeding Ticket

Samantha Upton represented a North Carolina client charged with Speeding 19 mph over the speed limit through Emporia, Virginia. She was able to appear on behalf of the client and convince the Judge to reduce the charge to Defective Equipment, a non-moving, no-point violation, despite the fact they did not have a clean driving record.

They will successfully avoid the steep consequences with their insurance company. Furthermore, they avoid the 30 day license suspension they would have received from the North Carolina DMV for exceeding the speed limit by more than 15 mph.

Emporia Va Speeding 13MPH from North Carolina Charge Reduced

Speeding Ticket

Samantha Upton represented a client from North Carolina charged with driving 13 mph over the speed limit through Emporia Virginia She was able to have the charge reduced to Defective Equipment without the client having to appear. North Carolina insurance companies typically increase premiums substantially for a ticket like this, but Ms. Upton was able to avoid this for her client with the reduction.

Virginia Driver 3 Speed Charges in 3 Different Courts in same week

Speeding Ticket

3 Cases in one week for Driver in Traffic courts in Greensville County Va, Sussex County Va and Brunswick County Va.

Just this week, Samantha Upton represented a Virginia driver with three separate speed related charges pending in three separate courts. The client was facing an addition of 13 points accumulating on her record in one week’s time. Besides the insurance increase she was facing, she was also facing trouble with the DMV.

Ms. Upton was able to have one of her charges reduced to a non-moving, no-points violation and the other two charges reduced to three-point violations. These results brought her total point accumulation from 13 down to 6.

Speeding Charge Dismissed in Henrico 68 mph in a 45 mph zone

Speeding Ticket

Samantha Upton represented a client charged with speeding for driving 68 mph in a 45 mph zone in Henrico.

Ms. Upton was able to appear on the client’s behalf on the trial date, and have the charge dismissed. The client only had to complete a driver improvement course, and pay the court costs.

High Speed Charge Reduced in Mecklenburg County Va

Speeding Ticket

Samantha Upton represented a client charged with Reckless Driving for driving 89 mph in a 70 mph zone in Mecklenburg. The client was a resident of Texas and would have had a difficult time appearing in court.

Ms. Upton was able to waive the client’s appearance at trial, and had the charge reduced to a simple speeding charge, a 3-point moving violation. This allowed the client to avoid the 6-points and class 1 misdemeanor associated with a Reckless Driving charge. The client only needed to pay a small fine and court costs.

Client Avoids Jail Time in High Speed Case in Mecklenburg County Va

Speeding Ticket

Samantha Upton represented a client who was charged with driving 97 mph in a 70 mph zone in Mecklenburg, Va. The client lived in Pennsylvania, and could not make the court date to work obligations. At this speed, the client’s appearance is required in Mecklenburg. The client faced possible jail time and a 6-month license suspension.

Ms. Upton was able to waive the client’s appearance, despite the serious nature of the charge. On the trial date, she was able to convince the judge to not order any jail time or license suspension. The client only needed to pay fines and court costs.

High Speed Charge Reduced in Hopewell driving 92 mph in a 70 mph zone

Speeding Ticket

Samantha Upton represented a client who was charged with driving 92 mph in a 70 mph zone in Hopewell Va. The client was a full-time student at a public university in South Carolina, and would have difficulty making her court date due to class.

Ms. Upton was able to appear on the trial date, and have the client’s appearance waived. After advising the client to complete community service hours and a driver’s improvement course, Ms. Upton was able to have the charged reduced to an Improper Driving charge. This is a 3-point moving violation. The client was able to avoid the 6-points and class 1 misdemeanor associated with a conviction for Reckless Driving.