Regular Speeding Ticket a Misdemeanor?

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goldengaff
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Regular Speeding Ticket a Misdemeanor?

Postby goldengaff » Sat Jan 03, 2009 6:11 pm

GMU has a question asking about misdemeanors including moving violations. Are non-reckless speeding tickets considered misdemeanors?

hlshopeful
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Re: Regular Speeding Ticket a Misdemeanor?

Postby hlshopeful » Sat Jan 03, 2009 6:53 pm

Non-reckless citations that remain "civil" violations are not misdemeanors, "criminal" citations are typically one's that could warrant arrest and may be seen as misdemeanors by the court when your date would be set. They could also just call for a heavy screaming at by the officer observing the infraction, and usually consist of greater than 15 MPH over the established speed limit. varying of course slightly from state to state.

TammyG
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Re: Regular Speeding Ticket a Misdemeanor?

Postby TammyG » Sat Jan 03, 2009 10:28 pm

Hmmm, I looked up my traffic violations and they were listed as Class C and B Misdemeanors - so I listed them as misdemeanors.

goldengaff
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Re: Regular Speeding Ticket a Misdemeanor?

Postby goldengaff » Sat Jan 03, 2009 10:48 pm

TammyG wrote:Hmmm, I looked up my traffic violations and they were listed as Class C and B Misdemeanors - so I listed them as misdemeanors.


What state?

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Re: Regular Speeding Ticket a Misdemeanor?

Postby doyleoil » Sat Jan 03, 2009 10:53 pm

yeah i thought i remembered looking up and finding that virtually any speeding ticket in texas was a class c misdemeanor - but i might have misinterpreted what i saw - and obviously that was just texas




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