City Of Hopewell, Virginia — Traffic Attorney Case Result

A charge of Speeding 15-19 MPH over the limit (88 MPH in a 70 MPH zone) was REDUCED to Defective Equipment, which is a non-moving violation that carries no (0) demerit points toward a driving record.  Had the driver been convicted of Speeding 15-19 MPH over the limit, the penalty would have been four (4) demerit points on the driver’s record for five (5) years.

Read more about the Defective Equipment Statute under the Virginia Code here: § 46.2-1003. Illegal use of defective and unsafe equipment (

Read more about Virginia DMV Four Point Violations here: Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles.