Hi. Looking for some advice on my case. Here's the low down.
I'm from PA and took a trip down to Cobb County GA to be hired by the Cobb Police Department. On my return I was headed north on I81 in Smyth County. I was behind a blue SUV and kept pace with the driver not noticing the speedometer. The next thing I know is a State Trooper pulled both myself and the driver I was following over. Officer was polite but he seemed to be quick and to the point as he didn't ask me why he stopped me. I had the feeling he wanted to get this traffic stop over with to catch he next one... I was clocked at 95 in a 65. The driver ahead of me was most likely doing the same if not a small amount faster. I received a citation summons for Smyth County for Reckless Driving 95 in a 65. I have an absolutely perfect driving record.. This is my first citation. I looked into getting a lawyer and the law firm said I need to send $1000 to him along with a copy of the ticket, drivers license, etc. I'm worried since I'm practically going to be hired by the Cobb Police and they require that I have no reckless driving on m driving record for the past 5 years.
I'm looking for some advice. My ticket says I was clocked with M Radar. I'm not too familiar with VA since I'm from PA. I even talked to one of my PA State Police buddies but since it was out of state he really couldn't do anything. Is there a possibility of pleaing to a lesser crime so I will not have the reckless driving on my driver record? For posts on other sites, the place where I was stopped, there is a "hot spot" so to speak for troopers pulling people over. I'm just super concerned about losing my chance of achieving my goal of becoming a police officer due to this violation. I also work on a Medic unit here in PA and this could sacrifice my job and career as well. Any suggestions would be great.. Thanks in advance!!
--concerned soon to be cop