posted on Jun, 25 2004 @ 01:44 PM
Here in Virginia, anything 80 and up is reckless. I got popped at 89 on a deserted highway at about 12:30am on my way to nightshift work. I honestly
didn't realize I was going that fast as there was no one else on the road and at that point my car still ran pretty smoothly! (Later I had a built
in speed regulator because it shook if I hit around 70! *L*)
I paid a lawyer $300 and she got it busted down to simple speeding, paid a $150 fine/costs and was gone. It burned my butt that by paying $300 they
were able to change the actual speed, which was a fact, to something else, just pick a lower number, and I "got off". The guy right before me
stepped up, admitted to posession of pot and speeding and walked off with $100 fine/costs. So I'd have been better off to keep it below reckless and
have dope on me than what actually happened. The system is rediculous.
Take the hit and don't speed. Honestly, I know it sounds trite, but don't give them anything to tap you for if you can help it.