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Chicon's Comment
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So, I'm set to start school on the 11th of January, I just received a speeding ticket in my personal car for 49 in a 35 (I honestly thought the speed limit was 45, I drive that speed every time I go down that road). The officer informed me that it would not go on my record,and would not increase my insurance. Have I ruined my career before it even started? I don't have anything on my record. Thanks IN advance for comments and suggestions.

Joseph D.'s Comment
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Nah you should be ok man. I just recently started this journey back in October. I had a speeding ticket last December for 15 over, my first ever moving violation and only thing on my record. When you talk to recruiters they will ask about your driving record. Just be honest with them and everything should be fine. Now if you had multiple speeding violations or moving violations it would be a different story, but only one you will be fine. just be honest.

Jetguy's Comment
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So, I'm set to start school on the 11th of January, I just received a speeding ticket in my personal car for 49 in a 35 (I honestly thought the speed limit was 45, I drive that speed every time I go down that road). The officer informed me that it would not go on my record,and would not increase my insurance. Have I ruined my career before it even started? I don't have anything on my record. Thanks IN advance for comments and suggestions.

What you said about the officer does not make sense- Did he give you at ticket or not? Maybe a warning? Maybe a verbal correction?

BUT if he handed you a ticket:

Suggestions? Get a lawyer, have him fix it to a non-moving violation such as a parking ticket- ( or something else- the lawyer will know- if he doesn't get a different lawyer). Not cheap- I have paid maybe $200-$300 to a lawyer- in the past. Now I'm more careful.

Because your record in the past is clean, the lawyer should have no problem arguing it to a smaller violation. Better to start your career out clean.

Companies will ask if you got any tickets in the past three years. Your answer- Yes.

Dave D. (Armyman)'s Comment
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I purchased a ticket to the California Highway Patrolman's Ball, about two years ago. He never said anything about it NOT going on my record.

Dave

Chicon's Comment
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So, I'm set to start school on the 11th of January, I just received a speeding ticket in my personal car for 49 in a 35 (I honestly thought the speed limit was 45, I drive that speed every time I go down that road). The officer informed me that it would not go on my record,and would not increase my insurance. Have I ruined my career before it even started? I don't have anything on my record. Thanks IN advance for comments and suggestions.

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What you said about the officer does not make sense- Did he give you at ticket or not? Maybe a warning? Maybe a verbal correction?

BUT if he handed you a ticket:

Suggestions? Get a lawyer, have him fix it to a non-moving violation such as a parking ticket- ( or something else- the lawyer will know- if he doesn't get a different lawyer). Not cheap- I have paid maybe $200-$300 to a lawyer- in the past. Now I'm more careful.

Because your record in the past is clean, the lawyer should have no problem arguing it to a smaller violation. Better to start your career out clean.

Companies will ask if you got any tickets in the past three years. Your answer- Yes.

I clearly stated that I just received a ticket. You can look up speeding laws in Georgia and it says what the officer told me.

Jetguy's Comment
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I"d like to see that GA law you're talking about. Do you want to post it?

The ticket should have a court date on it. What court date does it have?

Chicon's Comment
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I"d like to see that GA law you're talking about. Do you want to post it?

The ticket should have a court date on it. What court date does it have?

Your first appearance for your Georgia speeding ticket is just an arraignment and the officer may or may not be there. The judge will allow you to enter a plea and pay your fine so take cash since they will not accept a check. Most courts will offer to reduce your speed by 3 to 5 mph in return for a guilty plea. This is important since a 14mph or under speeeding ticket will not be posted to your record and not increase your insurance premiums.
Jetguy's Comment
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I"d like to see that GA law you're talking about. Do you want to post it?

The ticket should have a court date on it. What court date does it have?

Your first appearance for your Georgia speeding ticket is just an arraignment and the officer may or may not be there. The judge will allow you to enter a plea and pay your fine so take cash since they will not accept a check. Most courts will offer to reduce your speed by 3 to 5 mph in return for a guilty plea. This is important since a 14mph or under speeeding ticket will not be posted to your record and not increase your insurance premiums.

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Wow- good for you! This is new to me, so the next thing I would do is start asking questions of a sharp lawyer. What is the penalty for a second ticket?

Trucking companies do not want to see speeding tickets on your motor vehicle record , so my advice has not changed.

Motor Vehicle Record:

Motor Vehicle Record

An MVR is a report of your driving history, as reported from your state Department of Motor Vehicles. Information on this report may include Drivers License information, point history, violations, convictions, and license status on your driving record.

Chicon's Comment
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I"d like to see that GA law you're talking about. Do you want to post it?

The ticket should have a court date on it. What court date does it have?

Your first appearance for your Georgia speeding ticket is just an arraignment and the officer may or may not be there. The judge will allow you to enter a plea and pay your fine so take cash since they will not accept a check. Most courts will offer to reduce your speed by 3 to 5 mph in return for a guilty plea. This is important since a 14mph or under speeeding ticket will not be posted to your record and not increase your insurance premiums.

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Wow- good for you! This is new to me, so the next thing I would do is start asking questions of a sharp lawyer. What is the penalty for a second ticket?

Trucking companies do not want to see speeding tickets on your motor vehicle record , so my advice has not changed.

Yeah,I know what your saying, that's the first speeding ticket I've had since I was 17... I'm 37 now, I just didn't know if I should even say anything with the law being that way.

Motor Vehicle Record:

Motor Vehicle Record

An MVR is a report of your driving history, as reported from your state Department of Motor Vehicles. Information on this report may include Drivers License information, point history, violations, convictions, and license status on your driving record.

Rob S.'s Comment
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I would still fight it. The cop might not even show up. If you fight it, the court date will be months in the future, hopefully by then you will have secured a job. A ticket will only go on your record once you are convicted. If you keep fighting it, the conviction get's put off into the future, and as you said, even then if it is 14 mph or under, according to GA law, it will not show on your record. Were there other cars on the road when you got pulled over? Could it be that it was someone else's car that the cop radared? Good luck with this and your school. Even if this is the only ticket that shows on your record, you are still 'hireable'

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