An Augusta County, VA speeding ticket can be costly both now, and at least three years into the future. Many speeding ticket convictions can lead to higher insurance rates for up to three years. In addition, you will have points assessed against your Virginia driver’s license. If you accumulate too many points, your driver’s license can be suspended. On this page Virginia Speeding Ticket Lawyer Bob Keefer explains what you need to know about resolving speeding tickets.
Defenses to Speeding Tickets
While many people think you cannot win a speeding tickets case, there are good defenses to many speeding tickets. Here are some of the more common defenses used in Virginia speeding ticket cases:
Radar was not properly calibrated or tested. Police are required to test the calibration of their radar unit at the beginning and ending of each shift. Failure to do so may result in your case being dismissed.
Speed measurement was taken on curve using moving radar. Science has shown that measurements taken when your vehicle or the police vehicle was on a curve, and the police vehicle was moving at the time of the speed measurement, the speed measurement is not scientifically reliable.
Tuning forks were not properly tested. Tuning forks are the set of forks that officer’s carry in their car to calibrate their radar machine prior to beginning speed enforcement. These forks need to be tested periodically to ensure they have not fallen out of calibration. Since these forks are kept in police vehicles that are subject to a lot of bouncing and jarring movements it is easily possible for these forks to fall out of calibration.
Officer received improper training. Since radar machines are scientific instruments, officers must be properly trained in their use and maintenance. Failure to receive this training and keep accurate records of this training may result in your case being dismissed.
Do not simply plead guilty to a speeding ticket without having Virginia Speeding Ticket Lawyer Bob Keefer review your case and provide you a free case evaluation. A speeding conviction can carry long term costs that are not always readily apparent. Contact him today for a FREE, no obligation case evaluation at 540.433-6906!
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