If you're charged with speeding or reckless driving in Greene, your case will probably be heard by Judge Barkley. Judge Barkley has his own unique way of handling traffic cases.
Should I Hire an Attorney for My Traffic Case in Greene?
You should at least consider hiring an attorney. At the very least an attorney can let you know whether it will be worth your while to even show up to court. If you have a speeding ticket, however, it probably doesn't make sense to hire an attorney because there is almost certainly nothing that can be done. Judge Barkley will reduce some reckless driving tickets, though. So consulting with an attorney would be a good idea.
Do I Have to Show up To Court for My Traffic Case?
Probably not. The only reason you would need to show up to court is if your reckless driving ticket was more than thirty miles per hours over the speed limit or over 90 miles per hour. In some cases involved a car accident you may also need to appear in court. In many cases, hiring an attorney can make your appearance in court unnecessary.
For speeding tickets, Judge Barkley will not consider your driving record of whether you've completed driving school. He will not consider your school transcripts or other community involvement. His only concern is whether you were actually going that speed.
If you're charged with reckless driving by speed, depending on how fast you were going, Judge Barkley may reduce the ticket to simple speeding. Normally, he would only do this if your speed is very close to the cut off between reckless driving and speeding.
Driving Improvement Courses
Judge Barkley does no consider driving improvement courses. If you complete a driving improvement course before court, it will not make a difference to Judge Barkley. When you are in front of Judge Barkley, if you offer to complete a driving course, he will tell you that he does not give credit for driving courses.
Please contact me if you have questions about your traffic case in Greene.