My son received a ticket going 76 mph in a 50 mph (26 mph over!)in Forsyth County NC. He has a Clean record but he is 19. I have heard mixed information from various lawyers. Court date is to appear before a Magistrate (not DA or Judge). No “reckless” or “careless”.
Should we have our son take a Defensive Driving class prior to the court date to help matters? Do you think ALL points can be removed?
Definitely bring a completion certificate form a driving school. You can do an on line one. Do the 8 hr variety if you can. Also bring a clean driving record. That will help. It may be that the DA will offer an IE (improper equipment) which is not even a moving violation (no points and no insurance increase). A 9-over will also do what you want (you'll see DMV points but no insurance points). The NCSDIP allows you one of those (9 over with impunity) every three years. You can ask for (and probably get) a PJC to wipe out insurance and DMV points too but my advice is to save it in case you need it for a stop sign or something.