Reckless Driving by Speed (89 mph in 70 mph zone) in Greensville County General District Court. Conviction reversed on Motion to Rehear - Case Reduced to Defective Equipment.
Reckless Driving by Speed case in Greensville County General District Court (89 mph in 70 mph zone). Client had no lawyer and missed court date, leading to conviction on the charge. Client contacted the law firm, and a Motion to Rehear the case (Virginia Code §16.1-133.1) was immediately filed before the 60 day time limit. The case was re-opened by the Judge on lawyer's motion and then deferred for reduction to Defective Equipment, a traffic infraction.
Defective Equipment is charged under Virginia Code §46.2-1003. The only punishment for that offense is a fine up to $250.
Amazing outcome that allowed the client to avoid a misdemeanor conviction and preserve their job.