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Eric Roland Spencer

Eric Spencer’s Answers

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  • Can my son post notice of divorce summons in the newspaper as a means to get her served?

    Eric’s Answer

    Divorce in Virginia is complicated. Your son will need an attorney to assist. If he has made a reasonable effort and can't locate a physical address for the wife she can be served by an Order of Publication (running an ad in the newspaper). This will get him a divorce, but nothing more. Since the Court won't have personal jurisdiction over the wife, the Court cannot order support or divide property. Either party can come back later to have those issues decided.

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  • I got a speeding ticket and didnt pay it, can I still do the school option?

    Eric’s Answer

    At this point, it may be too late. Confirm with the Clerk's Office as to whether or not the school option is still available. Take advantage of a free consultation with an experienced attorney and see what your options are.

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  • What should I do? Fight in court to get the cost of the ticket reduced or get a warning? or just pay the ticket?

    Eric’s Answer

    You probably don't need an attorney for this, but to contest it you must appear in Court. An earlier answer suggested you photograph your car as parked. I would concur with that suggestion. Good luck.

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  • What are my options for a 110 in a 55 speeding ticket?

    Eric’s Answer

    Get an experienced traffic or criminal attorney to help you. Depending on North Carolina's law, you may be looking at jail time in addition to high fines, license suspension, and increased insurance rates. Do not try to handle this yourself.

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  • How can I get this charge removed from my record completely. It's extremely hard to find a job with it.

    Eric’s Answer

    By not appearing in Court, either in person or by counsel, you were convicted in your absence. Your refusal to pay the fine and Court costs resulted in the suspension of your license. The conviction and suspension were reported to the Virginia DMV, who then reported it to the Montana DMV. As others have said, your only bet is to contact a Montana attorney to see what, if anything, can be done to clear your record.

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  • Will I get jail time over these tickets ?

    Eric’s Answer

    On a charge of driving on a suspended license, jail is a possibility on the first offense. Jail is mandatory on the third offense. Don't pre-pay the other offenses. Often, some (or all) of the lesser offenses are dropped as a part of the negotiations between your attorney and the Commonwealth's Attorney. If at all possible, you should obtain the services of an experienced traffic attorney.

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