This guide discusses some important points to remember about the consequences of speeding in Manassas.
Speeding in Manassas is Punished with a Fine
Speeding in Manassas is punished with a fine. The fine can be pre-paid and is based on the driver's speed. If a driver comes to court to contest the ticket, the fine can be as high as $250, in addition to court costs.
Fines for speeding in certain areas are increased, such as highway work zones, school zones, and residential areas.
A Conviction for Speeding in Manassas Will Result in DMV points
The DMV will add demerit points to a driver's record any time he is convicted of speeding in Manassas. The DMV will add 3 points if the driver was speeding 1-9 miles per hour over the speed limit, 4 points if the driver was speeding 10-19 miles per hour over the speed limit, and 6 points if the driver was speeding more than 20 miles per hour over the speed limit.
A Conviction for Speeding in Manassas Will Remain on a Virginia Driver's Record
Anytime a driver is convicted of speeding in Manassas, that conviction will remain on his Virginia driving record for 5 years.
Pre-Paying the Fine for Speeding in Manassas is an Admission of Guilt
Drivers can pre-pay a fine for speeding in Manassas and avoid having to come to court. However, pre-paying the fine for speeding in Manassas is an admission of guilt. This admission of guilt will result in a conviction on the offender's Virginia driving record and the DMV will assess demerit points based on the offender's speed.
Speeding in Manassas Can Sometimes be a Crime
Speeding in Manassas is usually a traffic infraction, but driving more than 20 miles per hour over the speed limit can be charged as either speeding or Reckless Driving, which is a crime. Driving more than 80 miles per hour, regardless of the speed limit, is also considered Reckless Driving in Manassas.
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