I am from New Jersey and during my vacation to Arizon while I am travelling back from Flagstaff to Los Angeles, I was cited with criminal traffic ticket with 95mph speed on 75mph posted speed on highway I40 at Seligman, Yavapai county under the section 28-701.02A3 (M3). I was in a rush for the medication due to some health issues and next day morning I was admitted for urgent care in Los Angeles because of my symptoms were worst.
This is my first traffic violation ticket and I am on H1 work Visa, will it impact my visa status. Please suggest me how to deal with this case and please refer any Seilgman local attorneys.
Do I need to travel to Seligman to attend for the trail.
Thanks for your great advise.
Getting a criminal speeding ticket is never great. However, the best advice I can give you is to speak to an attorney. It doesn't have to be an attorney from Seligman. Many attorneys can handle the case for you without you having to appear. In terms of your case, there is light at the end of the tunnel. However, a consultation will be the best way to get all the answers to your questions. Give one a call now.
The judge out here is a good guy and may work with you, especially if conveyed by counsel. In these instances it may be possible to reduce the charge to a civil offense or perhaps even defensive driving. If you have questions or concerns please feel free to reach out. Best of luck!
Sorry to hear you are going thru this, but hats off to you for taking the time to get educated about the process. The violation, criminal speeding is considered a class 3 criminal misdemeanor. Although not guaranteed to effect your H1 Visa, any criminal conviction, misdemeanor or felony has the potential to endanger immigration status.
I strongly recommend you reach out to an experienced traffic attorney, like myself, to help you navigate this often tricky process. In most cases, attorneys are able to appear on your behalf for most if not all of the process.
Feel free to reach out if we can help
Brandon White, Esq.
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