Also after the officer returned to the car he questioned me about why I had a navy sticker on the bumper of my car and then when I said my stepfather was a marine he asked to see my dependency card. I don't have one because I am not a dependent of his. He then got angry with me and asked me more questions about something that did not involve my incident.
What can you do? You can hire an attorney to go to court and negotiate with the prosecutor to see if a lower category of speeding ticket is possible.
The fact that the officer was angry or frustrated with you is unfortunate, but not illegal. A law enforcement officer can ask you anything he or she wants (with some extreme limits). You don't have any duty to respond except to provide your identification, registration and proof of insurance.
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You are charged with reckless driving, probably, a misdemeanor punishable by up to a year in jail, $2500 in fines, and six months loss of license. You may want to get an attorney.
All the stuff about the navy and marines does not really matter.
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Best thing you can do for yourself is to retain a lawyer. Avvo won't give you what you need under these circumstances to help you out the way you need it.
87/60 is a Class 1 Misdemeanor. Other Class 1 Misdemeanors include: DUI, Assault, Drugs, Trespassing...Take this charge seriously and hire a competent traffic attorney!
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