Mecklenburg County, Virginia — Traffic Attorney Case Result

A charge of Speeding 83 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 the speeding charge, which is a moving violation, it would have resulted in four (4) demerit points on the driver’s record for five (5) years.  The driver was a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) holder who successfully avoided a conviction for a moving violation, which would have jeopardized the driver’s ability to work.

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.