My question involves a speeding ticket from the State of: Federal
I was given a US District Court Violation Notice , for speeding 70MPH in a 55 MPH Zone in a National Park, by a Park Ranger.
He charged me under 36 CFR 4.21(C). The ticket simply said to mail a payment to Central Violation Bureau.
On the website of Central Violation Bureau , it said
By paying the amount due you may be admitting to a criminal offense and a conviction may appear in a public record with adverse consequences to you. You have a right to know more about the charge against you and may obtain a complete statement of the charge by calling the Central Violations Bureau at 800-827-2982. By paying the amount due you waive your right (1) to contest this violation notice, (2) to a trial, and (3) to be represented by counsel.
On doing some study on the internet , it looks Speeding in a Federal Area , is a Federal Class B misdemeanor , and it would show as a criminal record on me.
I was around 64 MPH , and not 70 MPH , as the Road was totally empty, and my daughter was crying with fever.
I am willing to pay $125. But afraid of having a criminal record.
Also read somewhere on the web, that if i pay directly to CVB without going to trial , This would not make to my Criminal Record.
Pls help me , with your advice